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A suspect in a Clarksdale murder in mid-November is currently housed in an Arkansas jail awaiting extradition to Mississippi.

Careful, Clarksdale criminals. You don’t know who is watching.

That’s the message Clarksdale city leaders are saying as they agreed Monday to seek bids for a system that will place cameras in the city’s high-crime areas.

Gas prices in Coahoma County are currently averaging $2.29 per gallon and 19 cents above the state average and higher than all five of its surrounding counties, according to the AAA website.

The leaders of the Clarksdale Police Department have put together their wish list and it appears the city’s elected representatives are willing to grant those wishes.

Clarksdale native Bubba O’Keefe has spent much of the past three decades revitalizing the downtown area and looking for ways to draw tourists to the community.

A 31-year-old man was killed Monday night, Dec. 10 in a shooting that Clarksdale police believe is tied to drugs.




Suspect in Eastgate Gardens murder captured in Arkansas

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

A suspect in a Clarksdale murder in mid-November is currently housed in an Arkansas jail awaiting extradition to Mississippi.

Nikolus White was arrested Nov. 26 by members of the U.S. Marshals Service at a relative’s home in Conway, Ark.  He is currently being housed at the Faulkner County Detention Center in Conway.




Ora Lee Morris

Ora Lee Morris, 91, of Clarksdale, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Greenbough Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clarksdale.

A public viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Delta Burial funeral home at 429 Yazoo Ave. in Clarksdale.







CPU removes fees from Pic-A-Due Date payment program

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Clarksdale Public Utilities general manager Curtis Boschert listened to issues customers expressed at community meetings by concerned citizens.

Boschert acted on those concerns during Tuesday’s board meeting by proposing two changes in the standard operating procedure. The proposals were unanimously approved.



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Ora Lee Morris, 91, of Clarksdale, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Greenbough Health and... READ MORE