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Benton Frank Barrett, age 81, of Grenada died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Bruce to the late William Benton and Jessie Lee (Goforth) Barrett.
Arnett Tillis, 90, born Jan. 30, 1929 to the late Joe Dean and Julia Cox, died in Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 21, 2019. She was a retired teacher from the Clarksdale Municipal School District.
Blaine Cauthen, 49, an owner operator of Mac Geo Oil and Gas Research from Waynesboro, died Nov.1, 2019 at Flowood. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
A Clarksdale man was sentenced Feb. 5 to life in prison for the murder of a man in a Clarksdale park in September 2017.
On Feb. 5, Marcus Johnson was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury after a two-day trial in Coahoma County Circuit Court.
The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors will be appealing the Mississippi Supreme Court’s ruling issued earlier this month that would allow the city of Clarksdale to annex three areas currently in the county.
After 12 years as the Clarksdale Municipal School District Superintendent of Schools, Dennis J. Dupree will retire June 28.
Dupree made the announcement during Thursday evening’s regular December board meeting.
To the Editor:
Top elected officials in Quitman County are basically homegrown residents determined to enhance the quality of life and jointly assist residents to rise above their circumstances.
JONESTOWN — The state IRS paid a visit to Jonestown City Hall on Friday, Feb. 8 claiming the city owes $214,000 in most likely back taxes going all the way to 2004, according to mayor Kenny Lester.
Alderman Unta Wiley said the issues were from previous administrations.
A 32-year-old woman appeared in Clarksdale Municipal Court on Thursday, accused of stealing a motor vehicle from Clarksdale in early December.
Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.
The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.
Clarksdale mayor Chuck Espy put criminals on notice when local law enforcement officers met at the Expo Center Thursday morning for a public service announcement letting the community know police departments would be stepping up their games.
Etta Turner has been a fixture at the Clarksdale Municipal School District since 1998, but not in the traditional role as an educator.
A 23-year-old man has been charged in the armed robbery of a Clarksdale business on Friday night.
Dontereon Badger was taken into custody around midnight Friday in the 100 block of James Washington Street in Friars Point by deputies with the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office.