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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.


Miss. delegation seeks funding for rural hospital relief

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) late Friday led a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services strongly encouraging the agency to quickly provide relief to rural healthcare providers increasingly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter, signed by 49 members of Congress, including U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Representatives Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) and Michael Guest (R-Miss.), seeks a dedicated 20 percent Provider Relief Fund set aside for rural America.


Julia V. Maeweather

Julia V. Maeweather, 82, of Marks, born in October 1937, died.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 with the Rev. Williams officiating. Graveside is at Booker Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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Terry Lake

Terry Lake, 60, of Clarksdale died Jan. 21, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Home. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020 at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Leslie B. Howard Sr. presiding. Burial follows at Oakridge Cemetery.



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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.




Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.



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Linda Young, 49, of Clarksdale died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at home. A viewing will be held from 1... READ MORE

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Linda Young, 49, of Clarksdale died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at home. A viewing will be held from 1... READ MORE