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Aaron Ethen Pirtle

Aaron Ethen Pirtle, 45, born March 2, died.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. July 18, 2020 at Century Funeral Home. Visitation was 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 18, 2020. He was cremated.

Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.


Economy, jobs could suffer for two years

By STEVE WILSON / NORTHSIDE SUN,

 

According to the state’s economist, it might take two years for the Mississippi economy to completely recover from the COVID-19 recession despite it being the shortest one on record.

Now that numbers for now-concluded fiscal 2020 are in, comparisons can be made between COVID-19 recession and the Great Recession that lasted from December 2007 until June 2009.

Darrin Webb is the state’s economist for the Institutes for Higher Learning. He told the Northside Sun that he believes this recession is likely to be a lot shorter than the Great Recession, which lasted about 18 months before recovery began. According to Webb, the COVID-19 downturn will be the shortest recession on record.

He said the consensus for most economists is that the COVID-19 related recession began in March and ended in May, but that the biggest difference between the two was that 2020 had a much deeper dive when it comes to economic activity (11.3 percent decline vs. a 3.3 percent decline during the Great Recession).

The business community agrees with Webb, according to research from accounting firm Ernst & Young Global Limited. According to a March survey of corporate executives called the Global Capital Confidence Barometer, 54 percent think that the recovery will be a slower one that extends in 2021.

Webb thinks the commonality between both recessions is that the recovery time could take nearly two years for gross domestic product (which is a measure of all economic activity) levels to rebound to pre-recession levels.



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.


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Tatyana R. Anderson

Tatyana R. Anderson, 20, of Robinsonville died Jan. 22, 2020 at  Baptist Desoto in Southaven,. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.


Patricia Boyd Giles

Patricia Boyd Giles, 79, died Jan. 17, 2020, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


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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.





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