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Johnnie Mae King

Johnnie Mae King, 88, of Clarksdale died June 8, 2019 at her home.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at McKinley St. Church of Christ with minister Oscar Dorsey officiating. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.


Anthony Ray Saffold

Anthony Ray Saffold, 55, of Clarksdale died June 2, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service is at noon Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Greater Centennial Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Stokes officiating. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.


Daniel Lee Hunt

Daniel Lee Hunt, Sr. 82, of Clarksdale died Monday, June 10, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

A public viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


Annie Mae Jenkins

Annie Mae Jenkins, 66, of Clarksdale died June 7, 2019 at the Clarksdale Nursing Center.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Tyler officiating. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.


Martha Lou Fox Farris

Martha Lou Fox Farris, 88, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


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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.



CCC basketball all-stars compete

DECATUR — Coahoma Community College basketball players made a big statement at 2019 MACJC All-Star Basketball game. Three standout players Walneika Holmes, Dequan Morris and Robert Boyd were selected MACJC North All-Stars. They had the privilege of representing Coahoma at the MACJC All-Star game recently held.


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Clarksdale Charter School test scores show growth, more work needed

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Test scores for the first half of 2018-19 in the inaugural academic year of Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School showed kindergarteners and second-graders are performing best in reading assessments.

Those and other test scores highlighted discussion during the Monday, Dec. 17 board meeting.


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.


Charter school to remain at St. Paul's United Methodist Church next year

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will remain at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on West Second Street for the 2019-20 academic year.

Executive director Amanda Johnson confirmed the school would stay in its current location during the February board meeting Thursday night.


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.


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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.




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Martha Lou Fox Farris, 88, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home.... READ MORE