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George William McDaniel

George William McDaniel, 87, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Mountain Home, Ark., and Clarksdale, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, in West Plains.

He was born Sept. 18, 1931, to the late George Homer and Lona Vice McDaniel in Barton, Ark.

Kathleen Avant Dew

Kathleen Avant Dew, 59, a homemaker and resident of Lyon, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Mike Dew of Lyon; her mother, Birdie Hughes Avant of Clarksdale; a brother, Randy Avant of Lyon; and a sister, July Ann Avant of Clarksdale.


Clarksdale author Thompson unveils new book at hometown appearance Friday


Over the past decade, Clarksdale native Wright Thompson has steadily carved out a niche as one of the most successful sportswriters in America.

His work includes the most-read articles in the history of ESPN Magazine and he’s been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing books 10 times.


Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery


Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.


David L. 'Bud' Hester

David L. “Bud” Hester, 79, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

He was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Roxie, son of the late Lee and Jewel Butler Hester.

Johnson directs students to be quiet during the opening assembly for the charter school on its opening day.

Head of the class


Amanda Johnson founded KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy in Helena-West Helena, Ark., in 2009 and spent seven years running the school, but her dream was to make a difference in Clarksdale - the community where she lived.



A senior at Coahoma County High School and collegiate prospect, Shuniia Wrenn is at the top of... READ MORE


Curtis Butler, Jr., 56, of Nashville, Tenn., died Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Smyrna, Tenn.