Toni Marie Nassar, 65, died July 2, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center.
Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Thursday that Mississippi legislators passed the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act. This legislation will establish a $75 million grant program for the immediate deployment of fiber broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.
A bill is working its way through the Mississippi Legislature that will put some teeth into penalties for those found abusing animals. Senate Bill 2658 will increase penalties for cruelty to dogs and cats in Mississippi.
Cassandra Wilson has seen a pattern of low voter turnouts for elections in Coahoma County the past several years and decided to do something about it.
Wilson held a voter registration drive at the old Harvest Foods parking lot on DeSoto Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, passing out forms for people to register.
W. Stacey Gillison, AFM with Agriworld, Inc. in Lake Village, Ark., was recently recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers(ASFMRA) for 25 years of membership within the organization.
Jeraldine Gregory Orman, 91, of Tutwiler, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m.
The Trump Administration has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $1.6 billion to build or improve rural electric infrastructure in 21 states (PDF, 165 KB).
Mississippi House of Representatives passed HB 1783, or, The Mississippi Back to Business Liability Assurance Act today.
This bill essentially provides legal immunity to businesses amid COVID-19 from what could be deemed frivolous lawsuits.
Many use fire as a means of getting rid of yard debris, especially after spring and summer storms, so the Mississippi Forestry Commission is urging people to use proper precautions so burn piles don’t become wildfires.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the last of three suspects allegedly involved in a shooting incident at a Valero store near Tunica, Sunday morning where an officer returned fire and wounded a suspect.
This will be the first Easter in more than 30 years that I have not been in church on Sunday.
I’ve said before in this space that I started going to church nine-months before I was born. Yes, there was a rebellious stage in my early 20s, but “raise up a child in the way he should go” . . . well, you know the rest.
Bell, Clark announce Nov. 30 wedding plans
Mr. and Mrs. Benoyd Hunt Bell, Jr., are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Peyton Carole Bell to Patrick Lee Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Lee Clark of Clarksdale.
Virginia Mae Bryson Miller Hays, 81, of Clarksdale and an accountant at Standard Industrial, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at home. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Derlene Davis Patterson passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the age of 89. She was cared for by Caris Hospice at NHC in Columbia, S.C., as her Alzheimer’s advanced. A Visitation will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are at 10 a.m.
Betty Pike, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in Round Lake Beach, Ill.
Betty was born in Drew on Oct. 6, 1933. She owned and operated Nellie May's gift shop in Clarksdale for many years. She also ran Kathryn’s on Moon Lake with her husband Bob. Betty was a lifelong animal lover and will be missed by her dog Baby.
JONESTOWN — After several murders caused by shootings took place in Clarksdale in recent weeks, Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester decided to take action.
Lester held a “street ministry” across from city hall where pastors and members of the Jonestown community prayed in a circle with approximately 20 individuals on Nov. 20.