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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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Ruby Maurice Gordon Willis

Ruby Maurice Gordon Willis, 82, died at her home in Stewart on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

She was born in Coahoma County on April 27, 1936, to Odes Lee and Ruby Corinne Robertson Gordon.

She was a retired employee of Choctaw County Schools and a retired seamstress.


George Chairs

George Chairs, 97, of Clarksdale died Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.

A public viewing will be held Friday, June 28, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.




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