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A bill is working its way through the Mississippi Legislature that will put some teeth into penalties for those found abusing animals. Senate Bill 2658 will increase penalties for cruelty to dogs...
  As many Mississippi communities eye the closing of their hometown newspaper, Emmerich Newspapers is expanding and has announced the purchase of papers in Grenada and Senatobia.
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Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Thursday that Mississippi legislators passed the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act.
  The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two shootings over the weekend, one on Pecan Street and another at the Southern Inn, with three people injured in these incidents. Clarksdale...

Curtis Lamar Burnside

Curtis Lamar Burnside, 73, of Ripley, died June 7, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sumner with the Rev. Donnie Roebuck presiding. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemtery in Sumner. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020.

Woolf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.




Cora Lee Slaughter

Cora Lee Slaughter, 90, of Clarksdale died June 6, 2020 at her residence.

Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 11, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at noon June 12, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Freddie DeShazer presiding.

Arrangements are entrusted Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.





Police investigate shots fired, aggravated assault

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two incidents where shots were fired into a home and one where a man was shot.

All three shootings were reported in the space of about 30 minutes Friday night. 

Clarksdale Assistant Chief Vince Ramirez has asked anyone with information about these incidents to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or simply dial 911. All calls remain anonymous and cash is paid to those providing information that leads to solving these crimes or any other felony in the community.



Frontline workers honored with food sack

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

Several food giveaways have taken place in Coahoma County since March when the coronavirus pandemic began causing economic problems everywhere.

Melody Ndiaye noticed one issue that had not been addressed and decided to do something about it. She organized a food giveaway for frontline workers at Sasse Park Saturday morning. Between 250 to 300 frontline workers received gift bags with a choice of a hot dog, homemade sub sandwich, pizza and fried taco.






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