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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.
Jewel Moore Williams, 91, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 27, 2019 at her home. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will also be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
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.
Ms. Lillian Odie Humphries, 101, a Friars Point native, spent her adult life as an elementary school teacher and reading teacher. She was born Dec. 23, 1918 and died Dec. 30, 2019. Her dedication to the craft was shown in how much she cared for her students, how she inspired them to dream, and lives were changed as a result.
Bro. Ray Simpson, 87, a music minister at Riverside Baptist Church, died Jan. 4, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Baptist Church with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
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.
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.
Coahoma Early College High School was on a three-game winning streak headed into Rosa Fort High School in Tunica Friday night and had a chance for another victory late, but missed opportunities proved costly down the stretch.
The Tigers (3-2) lost 20-14.
Gas prices in Coahoma County are currently averaging $2.29 per gallon and 19 cents above the state average and higher than all five of its surrounding counties, according to the AAA website.
Three men will appear in Municipal Court on Thursday on charges they were carrying a concealed weapon.
The arrests came after members of the Clarksdale Police Department were called out at 11:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve night, Monday, Dec. 31, to the area around Lincoln and Sixth streets in reference to a report of shots fired.
Curtis Lee Phillips, 61, of Clarksdale died Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born March 4, 1958 in Drew.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Century Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Micheal Matthews will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Clarksdale.
I adopted Stella the Dog in 2009. When I went to pick her up from her foster mom, I was immediately introduced to this 5lb furball who was doing her own thing. She was not playing, just simply checking out the world around her.
Literally. She paid me ZERO attention.