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Local schools adjusting schedule after coronavirus outbreak

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

All high schools in Coahoma County are scheduled to open after spring break next week, but due to the coronavirus, three of the districts are not going back until Tuesday.

 

The Clarksdale and Coahoma County school districts and Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will be closed Monday and open again on Tuesday.



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Curtis J. Manus

Curtis J. Manus, 84, a retired from D&L, died May 15, 2019 at his home in Clarksdale. Visitation is Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 10 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.



County boys set to take on Potts Camp at 3 p.m. Friday

By JOSH TROY/THE PRESS REGISTER,

The Coahoma County High School boys are one game away from winning their third Class 2A state championship in four years.

Potts Camp, a former division opponent, is the one team standing in the way of the Red Panthers (23-10, 9-1). The Cardinals and Red Panthers will face off in the state championship at 3 p.m. Friday at Ole Miss.


Two former county supervisors Burrel, Furr remembered

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Two longstanding members of the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors, who made contributions to the community for many decades, died Friday, March 8.

Katherine Furr, 89, who represented District 5 on the board for 15 years, died late Friday.

Timothy Burrel, 76, who represented District 3 for 19 years, died earlier in the day.


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Obituaries

Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.