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Richard Ira Gates

Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest

Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.




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Mary Louise Hicks

Mary Louise Hicks, 60, born July 20, 1959, died at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven Jan. 26, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her parents James Roby and Mary Lee Hicks





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Volunteers and staff members at the Rev. S. L. A. Jones Activity Center

By TROY CATCHINGS,

Volunteers and staff members at the Rev. S. L. A. Jones Activity Center are all smiles as they wait to give away the nice prizes in the background at a recent event at the center.  Pictured are, from left, Jennifer Walton, Trey Hamby, Gertrude Vincent, Roderick Gordon and Patricia Payno.




Lane: Red Panthers must play mistake-free ball to win

By JOSH TROY,

Coahoma County lost 50-0 at North Panola to open the 2017 season, but it’s a different year and both teams know they will have to be ready to play in their rematch.

The Red Panthers (2-8-1 in 2017) host the Cougars at 7 p.m. Thursday to open the 2018 season. The Cougars advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals last season.


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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.