Patricia Boyd Giles, 79, died Jan. 17, 2020, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
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An investigation is ongoing into the deaths of two inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The Mississippi Department of Corrections will continue to provide information as soon as it is verified and is committed to providing updates as quickly as possible.
Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Pearlie Mae Fair, 79, born Aug. 16, 1940, died at Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven Jan. 16, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Paul J. Miller, 86, a retired postmaster of Rena Lara, died Jan. 10, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.
Freddie Lee Furdge, 79, born May 11, 1940, died in Dundee Dec. 17, 2019.
Funeral services were noon Saturday, Dec. 21 at Thompson Chapel. Burial was at Thompson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements
The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners is putting the knuckleboom on rubbish.
The city purchased two new knuckleboom trucks that began picking up rubbish around town just before the Christmas holidays.
It is with great sadness that the family of Geoff Abraham announces his passing on Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice Care, Cumming, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Josephine Abraham.
The Pig is back.
In a town where residents say they’ve been hungry for another grocery store option, Piggly Wiggly announced Monday plans to build a new store along Desoto Avenue near the Highway 61 bypass.
Recount will not affect other races or Aug. 27 runoff election
Four Coahoma County Democratic candidates are asking for an examination of ballot boxes for a wide range of reasons, including alleged voter fraud and polling place errors following the Aug. 6 primary election.
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.
FedEx Corp. is supporting free admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. The museums will also be open free of charge Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Peacock, to Joshua Davis Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Robert Fowler of Clarksdale.
Two key changes have been made for the film production that’s set to begin in February for the film “Purple Church: With God All Things Are Possible,” which will take place in Clarksdale, according to executive producer Marie Pizano.
To the Editor:
As the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, I want to commend Mayor Espy and the Clarksdale Board of Commissioners for their passage of a broadly inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance.
Coahoma County High School scored a combined 16 points during the first four games of the football and opened 1-3.
The Red Panthers (1-4) lost for the third consecutive week 48-20 at Holly Springs Friday night, but they scored more points than all of the other games combined.
To say 2018 was a whirlwind year for Jon Levingston would be an understatement.
Over the past several weeks, a lot has been written about the art that has been written about the art painted on privately owned buildings downtown in the last two years. Much of it has been in this newspaper. And a whole lot more has apparently been on Facebook.