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Martha Lou Fox Farris

Martha Lou Fox Farris, 88, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.





Gary Ellis Brown

Gary Ellis Brown, 73, a retired Insurance Agent with Cigna Mutual of Omaha, passed away Wednesday May 22, 2019 at Northwest MS Regional Medical Center. Visitation is was 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday May 25, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m.


Tame turtles remembered

There are times when a writer is too explicit.

The first time it happened to me was right here in Clarksdale. The Clarksdale High School Wildcats played a football game in Corinth one Friday night and were beaten handily. As I remember it, the score was 36-6. The headline I wrote said: “Tame Turtles lose to Corinth, 36-6.”


Joseph Cox

Joseph Cox, 63, a farmer from Clarksdale, died June 10, 2019 at his home. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Mt. Pisgah M. B. Church with burial in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.


Betty Jewel Jones

Betty Jewel Jones, 83, a retired Office Manager at CableCom, died June 11, 2019 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday June 14, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


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New downtown business will be combination of deli, butcher, restaurant

By MICHAEL BANKS THE PRESS REGISTER,

You’ll soon be able to go to a deli/butcher/restaurant where you can pick out your choice of fresh meat from a Mississippi farm and have a top chef cook it up for you under a new concept coming to downtown Clarksdale.

The Hooker Grocer + Eatery will open Monday, Nov. 19 at 316 John Hooker Lane.



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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.



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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Sports

Clarksdale High School will be hosting a jamboree at Coahoma Community College Thursday night... READ MORE


Obituaries

MADISON--Barbara Ann Wilson Vincent, age 88, passed away at her daughter's home in the early... READ MORE