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Donald McBride

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.


James Melvin Smith

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.


Henry Walton Stiigler

STIGLER, Henry Walton – 1926 to 2020  Henry (Buddy) Stigler passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at age 93.   He was born on April 15, 1926, in Greenville, Mississippi to H. W. Stigler Sr.


Broomfield leads way as Lady Wildcats win district

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

Senior guard Patrice Broomfield was the leading scorer in both games as the Clarksdale High School girls won the district tournament championship in Greenwood last week.

Winning the tournament put the Lady Wildcats (20-8, 7-1) in the Class 4A playoffs and they opened with a 59-24 win at home against North Pontotoc Monday night.


Clifford Morrison

Clifford Morrison, 60, from Clarksdale died Feb. 13, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Feb. 22, 2020 at First Apostolic Faith Temple with Elder Samuel Melton presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.


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Jesse Ling Joe

Funeral services for Jesse Ling Joe, 86, of Clarksdale will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville.  He passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Burial will be in the Greenville Chinese Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home in Greenville.


Blues highlight film fest

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

Clarksdale blues music and musicians was the team of two evening features at the 10th annual Clarksdale Film Festival Friday and Saturday nights.

“Walk with Me: Lucious Spiller, Called to Sing the Blues” played Friday at Grandma’s Sports Bar and “The Blues Trail Revisited: A Documentary Memoir” played Saturday.




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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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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.