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Blues highlight film fest

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

Clarksdale blues music and musicians was the team of two evening features at the 10th annual Clarksdale Film Festival Friday and Saturday nights.

“Walk with Me: Lucious Spiller, Called to Sing the Blues” played Friday at Grandma’s Sports Bar and “The Blues Trail Revisited: A Documentary Memoir” played Saturday.




Donald McBride

Donald McBride, 72, born May 29, 1947, died Feb. 15, 2020 at V.A. Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Clarksdale. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.



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State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indicted

By FROM STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE,

JACKSON – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from the Auditor’s office have made arrests in two separate cases after a grand jury assembled by District Attorney for the 11th District Brenda Mitchell indicted Gwendolyn Jefferson, Stacie Neal, and Kappi Allen.


Food, fun served at annual Taste of Clarksdale

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Barbara Jamison, at left, serves up an offering of John Wayne casserole to Gail Collins, at right, during Friday’s Taste of Clarksdale at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Also shown are Janise Ray, center, and Janette Stokes, back right, as they were manning the table for the Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center in Clarksdale.




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Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.



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