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Herman Andrew Jaco, Sr.

Herman Andrew Jaco, Sr., 65, formerly of Clarksdale and of Hodges, Ala., passed away Monday May 20, 2019. Visitation is Thursday, May 23, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS.



Our View: Shop local this summer

This is the start of the summer shopping season and the time of year when people shop for their home, high school graduate and spend a little extra money on a night out or weekend get-together.

And this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home.


Josh Valentine, Sr.

Josh Valentine, Sr., 82, of Clarksdale died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

A public viewing will be held Friday, May 31, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


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Nancy Marie Hood Neely

Nancy Marie Hood Neely, 67, a retired Teacher of Coahoma County and Lee Academy, died May 9, 2019 at her home in Olive Branch.

Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Saturday at Church of Christ in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


Sammie Williams

Sammie Williams, 74, of Clarksdale died Thursday, April 25, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

A public viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


Noel Monaghan Russell

Noel Monaghan Russell, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Stuart, Fla., from complications from a heart attack he suffered several days earlier.

Noel was born in Clarksdale on June 24, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs.  James A. Russell, Jr. and raised on his family’s farm near Jonestown.  



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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.




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Sports

Clarksdale High School will be hosting a jamboree at Coahoma Community College Thursday night... READ MORE


Obituaries

Frances "Fani" Townsend Atkinson, 93, of Magnolia formerly of Raymond and Drew, went to Heaven... READ MORE