Registration for 2020 Youth Incorporated baseball and softball will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 21 at Bear’s Fitness Center at 1015 Lee Dr. #1. The deadline to signup is the Friday. There are many new things happening this season.
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Joe Lee Haile, 82, of Lyon died Feb. 19, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Redmon Funeral Home is handing arrangements.
Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Feb. 29, 2020 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Watkins presiding. Burial follows at Friars Point Cemetery.
Mayor Chuck Espy said he wants to avoid the controversy and cronyism of appointing citizens to the Clarksdale Public Utility board to a public vote and his appointment to the Clarksdale Municipal School District to a decision by students at the high school.
Bobby Thomas, 66, of Lyon, Ms. died Feb. 21, 2020 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral is 11:30 a.m. Feb. 29, 2020 at King's Temple Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Myles presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Donald McBride, 72, born May 29, 1947, died Feb. 15, 2020 at V.A. Hospital in Memphis.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Clarksdale. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
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School taxes to Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School bit into Clarksdale Municipal School District’s budget to the tune of $252,456.72 this year.
That leaves superintendent Dr. Earl Joe Nelson with major financial decisions to make.
Scholars from K-3rd competed on Friday, Jan. 17, in Clarksdale Collegiate’s annual Reading Fair with students asked to share their favorite story – and read it.
James Melvin Smith, 58, born in May 1961, died Feb. 13, 2020 in Jackson.
Funeral serves are 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at Century Home Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lynch presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.
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.
Ca’Stancia Leroyce Sonley, 37, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
A family viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
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.
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.
Robert Blake Ashmore was convicted this morning of first-degree murder of Mason Howard, 19, with a 12-gauge shotgun on April 9, 2016 and sentenced to life in prison under the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
The verdict came in a jury trial in second circuit judge Al Smith’s courtroom.
One neighboring county has implemented a program that has helped their public school system go from a failing grade to passing and has been a way for the community to come together.
James William “Jim” Shuford, of Clarksdale, passed away on April 24, 2018.
Jim was born on June 26, 1933, to Era and Julius Blair Shuford in Pine Bluff, Ark.
To the Editor:
I am asking all citizens, as a community-engaged activist and as a volunteer aid to the office of Mayor Chuck Espy, to take part in keeping our neighborhoods and community clean and free from blight and stopped-up drains.