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Richard Winston 'Wimpy' Gilbert

Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.



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Severa B. O’Neal

Severa B. O’Neal, 80, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at home.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon with Reverend Zella Bobo presiding.



Robbie Lee Abrams

Robbie Lee Abrams, 85, of Southfield, MI died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Southfield, Mich.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Lone Oak Church Cemetery in Stovall.




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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.


State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indicted

By FROM STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE,

JACKSON – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from the Auditor’s office have made arrests in two separate cases after a grand jury assembled by District Attorney for the 11th District Brenda Mitchell indicted Gwendolyn Jefferson, Stacie Neal, and Kappi Allen.




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Over 850 Coahoma County residents give thanks for Community Thanksgiving Meal

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Some 850 people in Coahoma County received a Thanksgiving meal this year through the efforts of a mixture of volunteers and businesses as part of an outpouring of support that dates back nearly 40 years.

The Community Thanksgiving Meal was served up Thursday morning at The Care Station at 318 Delta Ave. in Clarksdale.


McGriff firing a belated Thanksgiving gift for fans

By LARRY LIDDELL,

Color McGriff McGone! Gifts are not required on Thanksgiving, but Matt Luke gave me and all Ole Miss fans a big gift the Friday after Thanksgiving when he fired Rebel defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff.

I hate to see anyone lose their job, especially in these hard economic times. But, I’ll make an exception in McGriff’s case.




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