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Josephine McCracken

Josephine McCracken, 78, a homemaker, died February 9, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.






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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.




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Mary Nell Roland

Mary Nell Roland, 86, a Retired School Teacher and Tennis Coach, died Monday, September 23, 2019 at home. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at First United Methodist in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at First United Methodist in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


Ellen Ginsberg

Ellen Tabor Ginsberg, 94, of Dallas, a homemaker, died April 29, 2018, at The Traymore Nursing Center in Dallas.

Visitation was held Thursday May 3, 2018, at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services were Thursday at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.


Man charged after allegedly stabbing his sister in the head

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

A 25-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed his sister in the head.

Terrell Starks was charged on Thursday, Feb. 7 and lodged in the Coahoma County Jail awaiting his initial court appearance, which will be held in the Clarksdale Municipal Court at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.


Tame turtles remembered

There are times when a writer is too explicit.

The first time it happened to me was right here in Clarksdale. The Clarksdale High School Wildcats played a football game in Corinth one Friday night and were beaten handily. As I remember it, the score was 36-6. The headline I wrote said: “Tame Turtles lose to Corinth, 36-6.”



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