City of Clarksdale recognizes employee, yards of the month

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

The city of Clarksdale recently recognized its Employee of the Month and also named its Yards of the Month.

Lynn Logan, an employee in the city court clerk’s office, was named as the March Employee of the Month. The award was announced the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners meeting held Monday, March 11.





Best-selling author Iles returns to Clarksdale with 'Cemetery Road'

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Greg Iles has had 15 books appear on the New York Times best-sellers list, including one that reached number one. The Mississippi-raised author has had one of his novels made into a film and his work’s been published in more than 35 countries.

Yet, he readily admits, he’s still to write that “one great book.”









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.



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