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Martha Lou Fox Farris

Martha Lou Fox Farris, 88, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.






Frances Louise 'Weesie' Carson

Frances Louise "Weesie" Carson, 84, an Avon representative from Sumner, died June 10, 2019 at Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation.  Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at Sumner Baptist Church in Sumner with burial in the Missions Cemetery in Winona. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.




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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.



Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.


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Lucille Lenard McCoy

Lucille Lenard McCoy, 51, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

A visitation will be held this Friday, March 29, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.




Charter school to remain at St. Paul's United Methodist Church next year

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will remain at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on West Second Street for the 2019-20 academic year.

Executive director Amanda Johnson confirmed the school would stay in its current location during the February board meeting Thursday night.


Clarksdale Charter School test scores show growth, more work needed

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Test scores for the first half of 2018-19 in the inaugural academic year of Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School showed kindergarteners and second-graders are performing best in reading assessments.

Those and other test scores highlighted discussion during the Monday, Dec. 17 board meeting.


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Sports

Clarksdale High School will be hosting a jamboree at Coahoma Community College Thursday night... READ MORE


Obituaries

MADISON--Barbara Ann Wilson Vincent, age 88, passed away at her daughter's home in the early... READ MORE