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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.


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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Kathleen Avant Dew

Kathleen Avant Dew, 59, a homemaker and resident of Lyon, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Mike Dew of Lyon; her mother, Birdie Hughes Avant of Clarksdale; a brother, Randy Avant of Lyon; and a sister, July Ann Avant of Clarksdale.



Wayne L. Ashby

Wayne L. Ashby, 83, a Lyon resident, retired farmer and co-owner and operator of the family grocery store, passed away Saturday August 3, 2019 at home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Monday, August 5, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside service is at noon Monday, August 5, 2019 at Memorial Gardens in Lyon.


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