Naomi 'Sallie' Foster

Naomi “Sallie” Foster, 72, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn.

Sallie was born in Clarksdale on Sept., 15, 1946, daughter of the late Georgia Ophelia and Ernest Hall Foster.

Clarksdale author Thompson unveils new book at hometown appearance Friday


Over the past decade, Clarksdale native Wright Thompson has steadily carved out a niche as one of the most successful sportswriters in America.

His work includes the most-read articles in the history of ESPN Magazine and he’s been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing books 10 times.

Pauline Bridgman Smith Rowe

Pauline Bridgman Smith Rowe, 94, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 30, 2019. 

She was a longtime resident of Dundee and was currently a resident at the Clarksdale Nursing Home.

She loved the Lord and praised him every day.  She especially loved her family and spoke with pride about all of them.

Two students selected as Mister and Miss Coahoma Community College


Two 2018 graduates of Palmer High School in Marks have been selected as Mister and Miss Coahoma Community College for the 2019-’20 school year.

Russell Furr and Jessica Haygood were selected as Mister and Miss Coahoma Community College during a ceremony held Thursday night at The Pinnacle on the college campus.

Rosemary Gaston Bradford

Rosemary Gaston Bradford, 87, a longtime resident of Flowers Manor in Clarksdale, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Bradford was born in New Orleans on July 7, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlisle Gaston. 

Don't fall for the 'party girls' in your garden


There are some interesting experiences worth having, but not often. Eating hot peppers and poking myself in the eye come to mind.

Not that I don’t enjoy the gustatory volcano and its subsequent endorphin bliss, or seeing shooting stars in a temporarily-blinded eye, but I appreciate both being temporary.

Edna Nowell

Edna Nowell, 90, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Ooltewah, Tenn., and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.



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


Frances "Fani" Townsend Atkinson, 93, of Magnolia formerly of Raymond and Drew, went to Heaven... READ MORE