GERMANTOWN, TENN.—Ann Tomlinson Barnett, 93, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away Oct. 29, 2019 at Regional One Health Medical Center. Born in Helena, Ark. on Jan. 22, 1926 to Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Tomlinson, she grew up in Clarksdale.
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A domestic disturbance turned violent with shots fired into a Clarksdale home last week.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a home in the 500 block of Catalpa Street at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Officers discovered the shooting was the result of a domestic disturbance.
Sammy Brown, 61, of Coahoma died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.
A family visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 and a public viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.
James Hugh Sudduth, 88, a retired Electrician, died Nov. 15, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
Christine (Tina) Dampier McGee, 66, of Cordova, Tenn. died Nov. 16, 2019 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Nov. 23,2019 at New Beginning M.B. Church in Clarksdale. The pastor will be announced later.
Benton Frank Barrett, age 81, of Grenada died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Bruce to the late William Benton and Jessie Lee (Goforth) Barrett.
Arnett Tillis, 90, born Jan. 30, 1929 to the late Joe Dean and Julia Cox, died in Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 21, 2019. She was a retired teacher from the Clarksdale Municipal School District.
Blaine Cauthen, 49, an owner operator of Mac Geo Oil and Gas Research from Waynesboro, died Nov.1, 2019 at Flowood. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners approved the promotion of Fernando Harris to assistant police chief and the hiring of four new officers during a special meeting held Friday at city hall.
Employees at Fred’s in Clarksdale learned Friday their store is scheduled to close, but have not been given a date on when the downtown business will shut its doors.
“Employees are not allowed to talk about it,” said Byron Abbey, a Fred’s employee since 1999. “We have been told very little.”
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.
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.
I adopted Stella the Dog in 2009. When I went to pick her up from her foster mom, I was immediately introduced to this 5lb furball who was doing her own thing. She was not playing, just simply checking out the world around her.
Literally. She paid me ZERO attention.
Roland A. Chaisson passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday morning Oct. 31, 2019.
The Clarksdale Police Department wants everyone to enjoy Memorial Day, so buckle up.
Clarksdale Police will be participating in the nationwide Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign for the Memorial Day Weekend and will be on the lookout for residents driving in the city without proper restraint.
A marvel of modern inventions is digital photography, which helps us pay closer attention to and share our gardens easily with others.
The past 12 months marked a time of change and uncertainty in Coahoma County with several investigations (some criminal), terminations, shifts in leadership, a struggle to keep vital parts of the community operating and an alarming jump in the amount of murders in Clarksdale.