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Benton Frank Barrett, age 81, of Grenada died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Bruce to the late William Benton and Jessie Lee (Goforth) Barrett.
Arnett Tillis, 90, born Jan. 30, 1929 to the late Joe Dean and Julia Cox, died in Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 21, 2019. She was a retired teacher from the Clarksdale Municipal School District.
Blaine Cauthen, 49, an owner operator of Mac Geo Oil and Gas Research from Waynesboro, died Nov.1, 2019 at Flowood. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
A domestic disturbance turned violent with shots fired into a Clarksdale home last week.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a home in the 500 block of Catalpa Street at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Officers discovered the shooting was the result of a domestic disturbance.
The Coahoma County boys are still in first place in their division while the girls are just one game out of the top spot, but even with the success, coach Derrick Moore is not putting all of his top athletes on the court for good portions of the games.
The Coahoma County boys basketball team defeated New Site at home Monday night in a seemingly effortless way ending the game at 65-45.
“Once you get a winner’s mentality, it’s tough to beat you in a battle,” said Red Panthers coach Derrick Moore about his players. “These guys have that mentality.”
A 32-year-old woman appeared in Clarksdale Municipal Court on Thursday, accused of stealing a motor vehicle from Clarksdale in early December.
Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.
The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.
Clarksdale mayor Chuck Espy put criminals on notice when local law enforcement officers met at the Expo Center Thursday morning for a public service announcement letting the community know police departments would be stepping up their games.
Etta Turner has been a fixture at the Clarksdale Municipal School District since 1998, but not in the traditional role as an educator.
A 23-year-old man has been charged in the armed robbery of a Clarksdale business on Friday night.
Dontereon Badger was taken into custody around midnight Friday in the 100 block of James Washington Street in Friars Point by deputies with the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office.