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City board criticizes lack of prosecuted felony drug crimes

At Monday’s meeting of the Board of Mayor and Commissioners, one of the most discussed topics wasn’t on the agenda. Clarksdale Police Department Chief Whit Read said the district attorney’s office has stopped prosecuting a lot of drug crimes as felonies, which in the past, gave CPD leverage to get information on other drug crimes in town.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Metso announces closure of Clarksdale plant
Posted: May 25, 2016

Metso has announced it will close its Clarksdale manufacturing plant effective Oct. 28, 2016.

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CMSD board looks at future of administration building after flood
Posted: May 25, 2016

Meeting again at the Thomas E. Shaw School of Excellence, the Clarksdale Municipal School District Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting last week and decided to hold another meeting this week to decide the fate of the Tynes Administration Building on Friars Point Road.

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CPD arrests 2 men in connection with aggravated assault
Posted: May 25, 2016

Clarksdale police have arrested James Bryant, a 28-year-old male, and charged him with one count of aggravated assault that occurred Sunday morning, May 15. He is charged with cutting a male subject while inside a residence in the 200 block of Oakhurst Avenue. Police have also arrested Ladrius Muskin in connection with this incident and charged him with armed robbery and one count of accessory after the fact to aggravated assault. Bond has yet to be set.

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Coahoma County Jail log, May 16-May 22
Posted: May 25, 2016

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Griot Youth Arts seeks students for summer openings
Posted: May 25, 2016

Griot Youth Arts closing ceremony was held for all Griot students last week at Griot, 278 Sunflower Ave. in downtown Clarksdale. Seven seniors graduated from the program with family, friends, volunteers, mentors and staff attending the event. The ceremony was followed by dinner with those attending.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Supervisors get update on requirements of county jail
Posted: May 20, 2016

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors, David Marsh of Benchmark Construction Corp. came forward and told the board what they already needed to know: The county needs a new jail.

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Librarian reflects on 43 years of serving Clarksdale’s kids
Posted: May 20, 2016

After 43 years at the Carnegie Public Library, longtime children’s librarian Mona Barrett will retire this month, and she said what she’ll miss the most are her smallest patrons.

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CPD arrests man for armed robbery
Posted: May 20, 2016

It was a busy weekend for the Clarksdale Police Department.

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