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City eases shutdown restrictions under direction of Governor

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

 

Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.

“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”




Dennis E. Thomas

Dennis E. Thomas, 50, of Jonestown Died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is at noon June 6, 2020 at the Timothy Burrel Building in Jonestown with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding.


Sammy L. Cotton

Sammy L. Cotton, 67, of Clarksdale died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. June 6, 2020 with Pastor Kenny Watson presiding.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.


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Robert Fava Jr.

Robert Fava, Jr., 82, was born on April 14, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home in Alligator.  He was the owner and operator of Mary Ann’s Variety Store and Fava Brothers Grocery in Alligator for over 50 years.  Graveside services are 10 a.m.



Kathlean Baker

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Kathlean Baker, 86, of Chicago, Ill., died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at her home.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.

Delta Burial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.




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Billy Joe Williams

Billy Joe Williams, 81, went to be with the Lord Monday morning April 20, 2020, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Billy Joe was born in Sumne, on March 25, 1939, to his parents Joe and Lily Rogers Williams. Billy Joe was married to Meadie Rice Williams for 43 years.


City of Clarksdale hosting free barbecue dinner on Valentine's Day

By STAFF REPORTS,

The city of Clarksdale is inviting the public to come out and fall in love with the city of Clarksdale and its employees during an event scheduled for Valentine’s Day.

The city will be hosting a free barbecue lunch at noon Thursday at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium Annex at 506 E. Second St.


County to pay $14 per hour for security at Clarksdale Federal Building

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

When individuals were staying in the Federal Building on Sharkey Avenue at night several years ago, Wood & Wood Security began to have guards in the facility.

The service began during Daniel Vassel’s tenure as county administrator in 2010, but there was no official contract.




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Dorothy Mae Stevenson, 83, of Clarksdale died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.

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Dorothy Mae Stevenson, 83, of Clarksdale died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.