Mary Alice Massey Greene, 81, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President of Massey Farms, Inc., died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Cary, North Carolina. Visitation is 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
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William Ellis (Bubba) Marquis, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully Dec. 20, 2019 at his daughter's home in Pflugerville, Texas. He was born Oct. 15, 1933.
Visitation was held at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.
It was a passing of the torch at the eighth annual eighth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keeping the Dream Alive celebration banquet at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel in Lula Saturday night.
Family and Youth Opportunities Division Inc. puts together the celebration banquet.
Plans are in the works for Coahoma Community College to build a Student Athletic Family Enhancement Center on campus that could cost an estimated $500,000, according to President Dr. Valmadge Towner.
Walter Earl McNeal Gates, 25, of Clarksdale died Jan. 1, 2019 in Parchman. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Anthony Jones presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Susan A. Byrd, 56, of Rena Lara,, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne, Ark. Interment will follow in Johnson Cemetery near Fair Oaks, Ark.
Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to service time.
Lucy Moore, 60, of Clarksdale died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.
A viewing was held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Pamela Bolen Ledbetter, 71, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Dec. 20, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
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.
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.
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.
A 48-year-old man was jailed after he apparently led police on a car and foot chase on Tuesday night, Feb. 5.
Flindale Torail Williams was charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle.
A 20-year-old man was charged with possession of a firearm stolen from Virginia after a traffic stop in Clarksdale on Thursday night, March 21.
Activity report for Wednesday, Feb. 6
* 200 block of Crestline Drive. A purse, medication and a handgun were taken.
* 400 block of West Second Street. A wallet and a cell phone were taken.
This week I counted up the number of inches of news stories and number of inches in advertising we have run in your Clarksdale Press Register since I got here in May.
It totaled more than 1,400 inches of detailed information in news and advertising about the men and women who will soon become the leaders of Coahoma County.
Geoff Abraham, 71, formerly of Clarksdale, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Cumming, Ga., where he had been a patient since Dec. 26, 2019. Funeral services will be held in Atlanta, Ga. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.