They held a parade and only Billy came to it.
Billy Hopkins was hesitant to have a retirement party due to the COVID-19 pandemic after working for Farm Bureau Insurance in downtown Clarksdale for 43 years, so friends decided to just drive by and send him off with a reverse parade.
This is the second letter I have written to the Clarksdale Press Register about our state flag. You guys published one that I wrote , when we had a vote about changing the flag here in Mississippi.
“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Wilma J. Prine, 86, of Lurand, a homemaker, left this earth on Sunday June 21, 2020 to be wrapped in the arms of Jesus.
She was a member of the Sumner Church of God for over 50 years. She loved to sing in the choir for the Lord.
Safety is Job One in any organization but especially when it comes to city parks and the kids and parents who play there.
The Clarksdale Parks and Recreation Department recently held a series of job safety classes to teach workers how to be safe and also how to spot hazards that might hurt those who use city parks.
Alice B. King, 76, of Clarksdale, born April 30, 1944, died.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. June 13 at Century Funeral Home wih the Rev. LC Tyler officiating. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. June 12 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Missisippi State University has named is spring 2020 graduates, including students from Clarksdale.
Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU.
There are two articles on the front of your Clarksdale Press Register today that we urge you to read carefully.
One deals with requiring city employees to wear mask and asking the rest of us to do the same and the other deals with policy changes for city employees and specifically police.
Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Pearlie Mae Fair, 79, born Aug. 16, 1940, died at Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven Jan. 16, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Coahoma County saw no new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday and it was the first time the local number has not increased since the first case was reported March 18.
The county currently has 38 confirmed cases of the disease and one fatality attributed to the disease on April 4.
After taking a year off, McKinley Scott saw an opportunity to get back into coaching and build a program.
The Coahoma County School District board voted to name Scott the Coahoma County Red Panthers’ high school football coach during the May board meeting. Scott succeeds Mario Lane, who was the coach for two seasons.
St. Elizabeth School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine-week grading period.
Pastor’s List (All A’s) honors went to sixth-grader Rachel Thornton, fourth-graders Cooper Flowers and Harris Stonestreet, and third-grader Lucy Beth Anthony.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi awarded 77 grants in the first quarter of 2019.
St. Elizabeth School recently announced its honor roll for the first nine week grading period.
Pastor’s List (All A’s) honors went to sixth-grader Rachel Thornton, fourth-graders Cooper Flowers, Colton Dixon, Harris Stonestreet and Kayln Matthews, and third-graders Lucy Beth Anthony and Callie Jo Griffin.
Lonnie B. Tugle, 89, of Clarksdale died June 24, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
The Mississippi Library Commission recently named 12 public library systems as Mississippi Library Stars for the 2017 fiscal year. Among the 12 honored was the Carnegie Public Library in Clarksdale.