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Paul Eugene Upton

Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Jean Upton, his son, Mark Alan Upton, his daughter, Sandra Carol Brooks, and his parents, Bessie Jane and Relder Dewitt Upton.



Gov. Reeves transfers prisoners from Unit 29

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has announced a major prisoner transfer from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman’s Unit 29.

Reeves said the last inmates from Unit 29’s major housing facilities will be removed through this new agreement – fulfilling the promise from his State of the State Address to close Unit 29.



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Milers Lafeyette Cook, Sr.

Milers Lafeyette Cook, Sr., 82, of Clarksdale retired from Cooper Tire in Quality Control, died Feb. 6, 2020 at his home. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale with burial in the Cook Family Cemetery in Oakland.



Lille Mae Wiley

Lillie Mae Wiley, 102, of Jonestown died Feb. 4, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.  Public viewing is 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home and 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at St.




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Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.





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Rose Ann Moore Hudson

Rose Ann Moore Hudson, 65, born Sept. 9, 1954, died at St Francis Hospital Sept. 13, 2019.

She is survived by her husband Jonathan Hudson of Clarksdale. She was preceded in death by the late Willie Moore Sr. and survived by Lula Mae Moore of Clarksdale.




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The Coahoma County High School boys and girls both won district championships at North Side High... READ MORE

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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.