Today's Top Stories
Author Hank Burdine’s latest book is a collection of his stories about the people, places and things that make up the Delta.
And Burdine is the perfect person to share those stories with his Southern drawl and storytelling ease that leaves one craving a sip of whiskey as they sit along the banks of the Mississippi River.
Editor’s Note: Listed below is an edited summation of the report presented by members of the Clarksdale Police Department on Monday night. The recommendations are based on a one-year assessment by the leadership of the police department.
I. City of Clarksdale high-crime areas
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.
Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester is facing up to 100 years in prison after being arrested by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Dec. 9 for allegedly embezzling residents’ water bill payments and a city police firearm, announced Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in a press release.
The Southern Debutante Assembly will present its 2018 honorees at its annual Presentation and White and Gold Ball, which will be held Dec. 28 at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood.
The group of young ladies to be presented includes: