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Tom Tyler

Tom Tyler, 71, of Drew died March 13, 2020 at Methodist University in Memphis.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Stanley Jones presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020.





Willie Charles Clay

Willie Charles Clay, 53, of Clarksdale died Feb. 25, 2020 at his residence.  Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 at New Faith Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Ringo presiding.  Burial follows at Anitoch Church Cemetery.


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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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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.


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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.