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Bridget Renae’ Johnson

Bridget Renae’ Johnson, 41, of Clarksdale died Oct. 24, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are noon Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Glasper officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.


Catherina Weatherspoon

Catherina Weatherspoon, the youngest of six children, was born to the late James and Elnora Weatherspoon. Catherine was born on Feb. 16, 1953 in Alligator. She attended Coahoma Agricultural High School.



Willie Williams

Willie Williams, 66, died Oct. 24, 2019 at Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis. Funeral services are noon Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.


Louise Robinzine Williams

Louise Robinzine Williams, 60, of Marks died 11/03/2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral service is at noon Nov. 9, 2019 at Greater Mt. Zion in Marks. The pastor will be announced. Burial follows at Robinzine Church Cemetery in Hinchcliffe.


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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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State Supreme Court issues ruling in costly conflict between city, county

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.

The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.





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Former Coahoma County High School principal Lynn Lang came in to his old stomping ground as O’... READ MORE

Obituaries

Minister Richard Hall, Jr. formerly of Clarksdale expired Nov. 5, 2019 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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Minister Richard Hall, Jr. formerly of Clarksdale expired Nov. 5, 2019 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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