Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr., died on the twenty-first of January 2020, after a long illness. Bob was the son of the late Robert Lloyd Bailey and Frances Sumner Bailey whose grandfather established the town of Sumner. Bob was preceded in death by his cousins, June Sumner Glenn of Crawfordsville, Ark.; Taylor Sumner Spradling of Clarksdale; Joy Su
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Qinana Dotson, a Clarksdale High School senior with a 4.0 GPA who scored a 27 on the ACT, earned $700 to go toward college by winning the oratorical contest at the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast & Awards ceremony in the Pinnacle at Coahoma Community College Monday morning.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in finding those involved in a weekend shooting.
Sunday night the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that shots had been fired and a man wounded at River Pointe Apartments behind building 4G located on Old Highway 61 N in Robinsonville.
Lee Academy football coach Rick Johnston preached the team concept going into the 2019 season and the athletes are being rewarded.
Stanley D. Jones, 57, of Clarksdale died Dec. 24, 2019 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 3, 2020 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral Service is 1 p.m. Jan. 4, 2020 at the Central Building with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Eddie B Payno, 56, died Dec. 28, 2019 in Helena-West Helena, Ark.
He was born Oct. 26, 1963.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Dec. 28, 2019 at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Friars Point with the Rev. Artis officiating.
Burial is at Friars Point Cemetery.
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.
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.
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.
To say 2018 was a whirlwind year for Jon Levingston would be an understatement.
To avoid any misunderstanding, Clarksdale-Coahoma Airport Board chairman David Huggins explained to the members of the board that the anti-collision system for its private plane will be paid through the private plane account and will not involve any government (city or county) funds.
Ruby Maurice Gordon Willis, 82, died at her home in Stewart on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
She was born in Coahoma County on April 27, 1936, to Odes Lee and Ruby Corinne Robertson Gordon.
She was a retired employee of Choctaw County Schools and a retired seamstress.