Food, fun served at annual Taste of Clarksdale

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Barbara Jamison, at left, serves up an offering of John Wayne casserole to Gail Collins, at right, during Friday’s Taste of Clarksdale at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Also shown are Janise Ray, center, and Janette Stokes, back right, as they were manning the table for the Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center in Clarksdale.


Local police officers, firefighters, city officials compete in Fireman's Challenge

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Members of the police and fire departments from the city of Clarksdale and Coahoma County got together Friday for the first-ever Fireman’s Challenge.

The event, held at the Clarksdale Fire Department on Desoto Avenue, was similar to the grueling, physical test that candidates must pass in order to become a firefighter.







Longtime Clarksdale firefighter Chicorelli retiring after 40 years

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Chris Chicorelli, assistant fire chief with the Clarksdale Fire Department, holds a plaque with a golden ax that was presented to him by the city during Monday’s meeting of the mayor and board of commissioners at City Hall.

At right is Clarksdale Fire Chief Rocky Nabors, who made the presentation.


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