Burdine, Grant headline 'For the Love of Books' fundraiser

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Author Hank Burdine, left, tells a story while moderator Bill Luckett, center, and Richard Grant laugh during Thursday’s fifth annual ‘For the Love of Books’ event at the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale.

The event raises funds for the Community Book Talks Lecture Series, which has featured a number of authors throughout the years.







Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.









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