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Sammy L. Cotton

Sammy L. Cotton, 67, of Clarksdale died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. June 6, 2020 with Pastor Kenny Watson presiding.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.


Barbara Nell House Leggett

Barbara Nell House Leggett, 87, passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2020 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital.  Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at Oakridge cemetery in Clarksdale with the Rev. Scott Wright and the Rev. Danny Smith officiating.


Willie V. Dawson

Willie V. Dawson, 95, of Clarksdale, born Feb. 12, 1925, died.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. May 30 with Bishop Dawson officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral home handled arrangements.




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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.





Auditor collects $1.3 million in stolen funds

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $1.3 million back to Mississippi taxpayers last month in stolen or misused funds.

Auditors from the state routinely check and double check the files and funds of both city and county government and are often tipped off by employees of government about abuses and possible theft and fraud.


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Charlie Prowell

Charlie Prowell, 89, of Clarksdale, born May 22, 1930, died April 25, 2020.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. April 30 at McLaurin Memorial Garden with the Rev. Todd officiating. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Danny Matthew Garrison

Danny Matthew Garrison, 64, of Tillatoba, a retired mechanic, died July 5, 2018.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services were Tuesday at Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Garrison was a very loving, dear man.


DELBERT HOSEMANN: Let’s focus on reach Mississippi’s full potential

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

We were humbled the night of November 5 to receive more than 60 percent of the vote for Lieutenant Governor — an instruction from Mississippians to move forward with our plans to grow our economy, provide every child with quality public educational opportunities, make healthcare more accessible and shore up our roads and bridges.


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