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Willie McDowell, 55, died Jan. 7, 2020. He was born July 19, 1964.
Funeral services are 1 .m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at City of Truth in Clarksdale. Bishop Clayton will be presiding. Visitation is 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery.
Nellie Ann Ellington, 65, a School Teacher, died Jan. 13, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland. Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland with burial in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.
Alecia Green, 60, died on Jan. 10, 2020. She was born Sept. 24, 1959.
Paul J. Miller, 86, a retired postmaster of Rena Lara, died Jan. 10, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School hired the consulting firm Level Field Partners to help finance projects to for new facilities and to eventually purchase the property from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on West Second Street.
I love watching government at work because it gives all of us a true glimpse of what a community will let lead them.
I firmly believe one of the problems of our form of government is we vote for people who look, act, conduct business and have the morals of us.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Dec. 12 through Dec. 17, 2019.
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.
MS Crime Stoppers and the U.S. Marshals Service are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of escaped Parchman inmate Dillion Dewayne Williams.
Williams and fellow inmate David Lee May escaped from Parchman on Saturday following a riot at the prison.
Once the minute hand on the clock struck 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, there were sounds of laughter and good cheer in the Coahoma County Circuit Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Clarksdale.
Quitman County Community Work Center escapee Walter Lee Lewis is now in custody.
Lewis, 31, was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday without incident in Fulton and will be returned to prison.
It is not known how Lewis made it to Fulton or if he had help making his escape Thursday.
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.
Clarksdale hosted a modest economic development event Friday and we host another one this week.
This week I counted up the number of inches of news stories and number of inches in advertising we have run in your Clarksdale Press Register since I got here in May.
It totaled more than 1,400 inches of detailed information in news and advertising about the men and women who will soon become the leaders of Coahoma County.
Coahoma Early College High School was on a three-game winning streak headed into Rosa Fort High School in Tunica Friday night and had a chance for another victory late, but missed opportunities proved costly down the stretch.
The Tigers (3-2) lost 20-14.
Curtis Lee Phillips, 61, of Clarksdale died Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born March 4, 1958 in Drew.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Century Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Micheal Matthews will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Clarksdale.
Gas prices in Coahoma County are currently averaging $2.29 per gallon and 19 cents above the state average and higher than all five of its surrounding counties, according to the AAA website.