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Allen Lee Shaffer

Allen Lee Shaffer, II, 40, an Audio Technician, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.



Frontline workers honored with food sack

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

Several food giveaways have taken place in Coahoma County since March when the coronavirus pandemic began causing economic problems everywhere.

Melody Ndiaye noticed one issue that had not been addressed and decided to do something about it. She organized a food giveaway for frontline workers at Sasse Park Saturday morning. Between 250 to 300 frontline workers received gift bags with a choice of a hot dog, homemade sub sandwich, pizza and fried taco.


Willye B. Shanks

Willye B. Shanks, 98, of Clarksdale, born Nov. 3, 1922, died.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. June 17 with the Rev. Thompson officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



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Jonestown leaders take to streets to preach peace

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

JONESTOWN — After several murders caused by shootings took place in Clarksdale in recent weeks, Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester decided to take action.

Lester held a “street ministry” across from city hall where pastors and members of the Jonestown community prayed in a circle with approximately 20 individuals on Nov. 20.





Clarksdale native Blackburn honored with scholarship at alma mater

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Clarksdale native Judith Goodwin Blackburn served with excellence for 37 years at the Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company in Mississippi.

A Mississippi College accounting graduate, Blackburn worked as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer at the time of her passing in Jackson in July 2018.


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