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Community, churches come together for Clarksdale cleanup

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Various members of the Clarksdale community came together Saturday morning as part of the first Community Cleanup Day.

There were more than 40 individuals who showed up to help clean up a portion of Clarksdale, said Todd Bailey, the youth minister at Clarksdale Baptist Church and one of the organizers of the event.


City of Clarksdale recognizes employee, yards of the month

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

The city of Clarksdale recently recognized its Employee of the Month and also named its Yards of the Month.

Lynn Logan, an employee in the city court clerk’s office, was named as the March Employee of the Month. The award was announced the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners meeting held Monday, March 11.



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Best-selling author Iles returns to Clarksdale with 'Cemetery Road'

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Greg Iles has had 15 books appear on the New York Times best-sellers list, including one that reached number one. The Mississippi-raised author has had one of his novels made into a film and his work’s been published in more than 35 countries.

Yet, he readily admits, he’s still to write that “one great book.”


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Ashcraft-Habetz wedding

Samantha Nicole Ashcraft and Kenneth Michael Habetz, Jr. were united in marriage Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church at Harbour Island, Bahamas.


April K. Smith

April K. Smith, 39, of Clarksdale, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Jackson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Delta Burial Corporation at 429 Yazoo Ave. in Clarksdale. 



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Obituaries

Joyce Holloway Simpson, 86, a Clarksdale resident and music teacher since 1958, died Wednesday... READ MORE