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Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was in Clarksdale last week and toured PeopleShores. She is shown with Coahoma County Supervisors Roosevelt Lee and Pat Davis, Chamber Executive Jon Levingston and PeopleShores Buiness Development manager Darryl Pieroni.
ITTA BENA — Quick starts enabled the Coahoma County High School boys and girls to earn double-digit victories in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state tournament against New Site at Mississippi Valley State University Thursday.
Brady Self from the MSU State Extension Service presenting the program on how to identify trees on your property and invasive species at the February meeting of the Clarksdale Garden Club. The February meeting was held at the Travelors Hotel in Downtown Clarksdale and hosted by Ann Williams, Shauna Myers and Eva Connell.
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.
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.
The Press Register
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.
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.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, for Nov. 5 through Nov. 12, 2019.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarks-dale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
The CCC Women’s Basketball squad persisted through a tough and busy week. They were looking to get payback against East Central Community College. The game was a tale of two halves for both teams. Coahoma played a productive 1st half, but East Central played a better second half and finished with a 64-49 victory.
Preliminary work for a $2.5 million bus maintenance facility for the county school system continues to move ahead.
The project is scheduled to go out for bids this spring and be completed within 10 to 12 months after construction begins, said William T. Mills, the principal architect at Mills & Mills Architects in Tupelo.
A senior at Coahoma County High School and collegiate prospect, Shuniia Wrenn is at the top of her game. Recently a member of the 2019 Girls’ Delta Valley Conference Champions, Wrenn serves as the third leg on the girls’ 4x100 meter relay team, runs the meters and also long jumps.
GERMANTOWN, TENN.—Ann Tomlinson Barnett, 93, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away Oct. 29, 2019 at Regional One Health Medical Center. Born in Helena, Ark. on Jan. 22, 1926 to Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Tomlinson, she grew up in Clarksdale.