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Shirley Gordon

Shirley Gordon, 77, of Clarksdale, born in October 1943, died.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Graveside is at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


FLOYD INGRAM: Spike stokes COVID-19 fears

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Coahoma County was deemed a COVID-19 hot spot this week and Governor Tate Reeves has declared our county one of 10 that should delay the start of school.

And when we called local school superintendents yesterday to find out their views on the governor’s plans, we discovered they were ready to delay and would transition just fine.


Julia V. Maeweather

Julia V. Maeweather, 82, of Marks, born in October 1937, died.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 with the Rev. Williams officiating. Graveside is at Booker Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



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First Nursing Home Case Reported In County

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.


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Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr.

Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr., died on the twenty-first of January 2020, after a long illness.  Bob was the son of the late Robert Lloyd Bailey and Frances Sumner Bailey whose grandfather established the town of Sumner.  Bob was preceded in death by his cousins, June Sumner Glenn of Crawfordsville, Ark.; Taylor Sumner Spradling of Clarksdale; Joy Su


George Henderson

George Henderson, 74, of Detroit, Mich. died Jan. 15, 2020 at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Mich.  At 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 public viewing was at Mt. Ary Missionary Baptist Church followed by funeral service at noon with Pastor Michael Moore presiding. Burial followed at Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to




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Broomfield leads way as Lady Wildcats win district

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

Senior guard Patrice Broomfield was the leading scorer in both games as the Clarksdale High School girls won the district tournament championship in Greenwood last week.

Winning the tournament put the Lady Wildcats (20-8, 7-1) in the Class 4A playoffs and they opened with a 59-24 win at home against North Pontotoc Monday night.


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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