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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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Mary Nell Roland

Mary Nell Roland, 86, a Retired School Teacher and Tennis Coach, died Monday, September 23, 2019 at home. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at First United Methodist in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at First United Methodist in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


Tame turtles remembered

There are times when a writer is too explicit.

The first time it happened to me was right here in Clarksdale. The Clarksdale High School Wildcats played a football game in Corinth one Friday night and were beaten handily. As I remember it, the score was 36-6. The headline I wrote said: “Tame Turtles lose to Corinth, 36-6.”


Man charged after allegedly stabbing his sister in the head

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

A 25-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed his sister in the head.

Terrell Starks was charged on Thursday, Feb. 7 and lodged in the Coahoma County Jail awaiting his initial court appearance, which will be held in the Clarksdale Municipal Court at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.



Lou Ann Bass Weiss

Lou Ann passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale. Visitation will immediately follow.

 


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