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Fatalities mar Mississippi Thanksgiving Holiday

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Mississippi recorded one of its worst Thanksgiving holiday highway safety enforcement periods this year, with 10 fatalies reported on state highways and roads.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2019 Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period began Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Sunday, Dec 1 at midnight.



William Glenn Willard, Jr.

William Glenn Willard, Jr., 72, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Peter's Reef, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, while scuba diving with his family. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale.


Robert Harvey Waller Jr.

Robert Waller, 77, of Clarksdale, passed away on November 26, 2109, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 30, 2019, at Ray Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Service following immediately after with Brother James Kellum officiating. A burial followed at 3 p.m.


Elizabeth Virginia Liberty

Elizabeth Virginia Liberty, 91, of Jonestown died Nov. 22, 2019 at Alliance Speciality Hospital in Greenville. She was born Aug. 12, 1928. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Jonestown with the Rev. Emanuel Lackey presiding. Burial is at St. James Cemetery in Jonestown.


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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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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.




Lee Academy students are now talking about 'habitudes'

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

In an effort to help Lee Academy students with their growth as individuals, the school implemented a "habitudes program" from the company Growing Leaders based out of Atlanta into the curriculum beginning last week.

Lee Academy partnered with Planters Bank to make the program for students become a reality.


Police Report

Activity report for Monday, May 13

Auto Burglary

* 100 block of Ridge Road, a handgun was taken.

Residential Burglary

* 600 block of West Second Street, nothing was taken. Entrance was through a back window.

Residential Burglary


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Frank Michael “Mike” Sims, 67, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

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