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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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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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POLICE REPORT

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.






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Obituaries

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.