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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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Geoff Abraham

It is with great sadness that the family of Geoff Abraham announces his passing on Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice Care, Cumming, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Josephine Abraham.


Cooling off

By TROY CATCHINGS,

A trio of friends take time to cool off under splashing water on a very hot evening recently on Florida Avenue. The smiles of, from left, Talena Clark, Tamia Clark and Kennedy Reed make for a very pretty sight on the lush green lawn.



Students get chance to see inner workings of Clarksdale city government

By JOSH TROY,

Dr. Mary Frances Dear-Moton, president/CEO of Family and Youth Opportunities Division Inc., wanted to take her summer job readiness program students for ages 15 and 16 on a field trip this year.

The funds were unavailable, so Moton decided to take everyone to Clarksdale city hall and meet elected officials Thursday morning.


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Sports

Expectations were high as Rick Johnston headed into his third season as the Lee Academy football... READ MORE

Obituaries

Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon... READ MORE

Social

Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon... READ MORE