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Senator Cindy Hyde Smith spent two days in Clarksdale this week learning about the community’s successes and enjoying Delta culture.
The Senator’s visit was part of a five stop tour of the Delta Wednesday that began in Clarksdale. Her visit here included stops at PeopleShores and Saf-T-Cart.
Coahoma Early College High School lost just one regular season game, but the playoffs is when it really counts.
The Tigers (27-1) were up to the challenge Tuesday night with an 87-36 home victory against Belmont High School in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. They host Holly Springs at 6 p.m. Saturday.
When the fire alarm goes off, Clarksdale firefighters respond and face the same dangers whether it is an accidental fire or arson.
Clarksdale Fire Chief Rocky Nabors said the department responded to a call earlier this week that is believed to be arson and thankfully none of his men were hurt.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, Thomas McCay Luster, loving husband and father, finished the race after 93 years and went to be with the Lord from his home in Clarksdale.
Reba Joan "Joanie" Collins, 73, a retired registered nurse with Dr. Marshall Ellis, died Feb. 5, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Thu. Jan. 30 through Tue. Jan. 21, 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.
Robbie Linley is the first to admit he should be dead.
Instead, 10 months after being told he had a tumor that would likely end his life, Linley is back to work at the Clarksdale Police Department as an assistant chief.
Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Shown are the Students of the Month for March at Sherard Elementary School. Standing in the front row, from left, are Karmeisha Lyles, Jeremiah Hurd and Monique Taylor. In the back row are Principal Dr. Kevin Carter, Amyia McKinley, Derriona Moore, Kameria Royster and Kyese Johnson .
To the Editor:
We are very upset at the criminal justice system in Clarksdale.
The case of the two men who are accused of killing our loved one, Myrtle Messenger, has not gone to trial and keeps getting continuances.
Vivian Washington, 44, of Clarksdale died Sept. 14, 2019.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at McKinley St. Church of Christ with Minister Oscar Dorsey presiding. Burial will be at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Friday.
The system works.
While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.
Willie Williams, 66, died Oct. 24, 2019 at Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis. Funeral services are noon Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.
It has been two years since the passing of former Clarksdale High School assistant football coach and head track coach Melvin Sinquefield but his memory still lingers in those of us who knew and loved the man.
Over the past several weeks, a lot has been written about the art that has been written about the art painted on privately owned buildings downtown in the last two years. Much of it has been in this newspaper. And a whole lot more has apparently been on Facebook.