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Clifford Morrison

Clifford Morrison, 60, from Clarksdale died Feb. 13, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Feb. 22, 2020 at First Apostolic Faith Temple with Elder Samuel Melton presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.


Curtis D. Morton

Curtis D. Morton, 57, both in September 1962, died Feb. 13, 2020 in Nebraska.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Mt. Oliver Church in Jonestown with the Rev. Coleman presiding. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Martha Hatchett

Martha Hatchett, 74, of Clarksdale died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Merit Health Hospital in Clarksdale.

A viewing will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale.




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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


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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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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Clarksdale senior lineman Dae’jon Sonley (44) and sophomore middle linebacker De’meric Strong (25) prepare for a defensive play against Itawamba Agricultural.

Battle of Wildcats

By STAFF REPORTS,

Clarksdale High School is on the road for the second round of the postseason when it travels to Louisville at 7 p.m. Friday.

For the Clarksdale Wildcats (7-4, 3-1), they are coming off of a 21-16 home in in the first round of the playoffs against Itawamba Agricultural High School.




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.


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Sports

The Coahoma County High School boys and girls both won district championships at North Side High... READ MORE

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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.