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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.




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.



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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.




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Charlene Booker

Charlene Booker, 40, of Horn Lake passed away on March 5, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.

Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 13, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.


Friars Point may start Habitat For Humanity chapter

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

FRIARS POINT — Dorothy Jenkins, president of the Farrell-Sherard Habitat for Humanity, spoke to the Friars Point City Council during its Wednesday, Jan. 2 meeting about possibly getting a chapter in the community.

Jenkins said the Habitat for Humanity chapter has been around since 1994, but things have changed.


Eyes and ears

There have been several stories in your Clarksdale Press Register over the past few weeks reporting on crime.

Home burglaries, assaults, car burglaries and reports of shots fired have grabbed the headlines. But on the bright side, a phone call to local police helped get a puppy back to CARES this week.




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Dorothy Mae Stevenson, 83, of Clarksdale died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.

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Dorothy Mae Stevenson, 83, of Clarksdale died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.