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James Melvin Smith

James Melvin Smith, 58, born in May 1961, died Feb. 13, 2020 in Jackson.

Funeral serves are 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at Century Home Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lynch presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.


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Mary Louise Hicks

Mary Louise Hicks, 60, born July 20, 1959, died at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven Jan. 26, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her parents James Roby and Mary Lee Hicks


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


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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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Work on new bus facility for county schools could begin in spring '19

By LARRY LIDDELL / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

Preliminary work for a $2.5 million bus maintenance facility for the county school system continues to move ahead.

The project is scheduled to go out for bids this spring and be completed within 10 to 12 months after construction begins, said William T. Mills, the principal architect at Mills & Mills Architects in Tupelo.



Vincent Whitehead

Vincent Whitehead, 54, died Oct. 12, 2019 at Methodist University in Memphis, Tenn. Public visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at a time to be announced. Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.



Ann Tomlinson Barnett

GERMANTOWN, TENN.—Ann Tomlinson Barnett, 93, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away Oct. 29, 2019 at Regional One Health Medical Center. Born in Helena, Ark. on Jan. 22, 1926 to Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Tomlinson, she grew up in Clarksdale.


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Expectations were high as Rick Johnston headed into his third season as the Lee Academy football... READ MORE

Obituaries

Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.