Clarksdale Charter School test scores show growth, more work needed

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Test scores for the first half of 2018-19 in the inaugural academic year of Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School showed kindergarteners and second-graders are performing best in reading assessments.

Those and other test scores highlighted discussion during the Monday, Dec. 17 board meeting.











Jonestown mayor Lester says he'll not resign, even after embezzlement allegations

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester recently being arrested and charged with five counts of felony embezzlement leaves many questions to be answered, but one thing is for certain.

Lester, who previously stated he was unaware of any of the accusations prior to being arrested Dec. 9, said he does not plan to step down as mayor.


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Steven Staple, 45, of Clarksdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi... READ MORE