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Police Report

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Aug. 7 through Aug. 14, 2019.

Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.

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Sarah Lee Williams

Sarah Lee Williams, 68 of Robinsonville died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Pastor Jimmy Glasper will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Luon.



Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am writing about how officers of the law do not put road blocks out to check for driver’s licenses or to see if these drivers have insurance.

The costs of no insurance are passed on to the people that have insurance and cost that group more.


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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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Local bank tutors Sherard Elementary students on finances

By STAFF REPORTS,

The Mississippi Banking Association’s program “A Banker in Every Classroom ” brings together Mississippi bankers and teachers at the local level to promote financial literacy.  

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Sherard Elementary were visited by Megan Denton of First National Bank of Clarksdale.



Regina Inez McCoy

Regina Inez McCoy, 91, of Lakeland, Tenn., and formerly of Clarksdale  passed away Saturday June 1, 2019 at home. Visitation is Monday June 3, 2019 from10:30 to 11 a.m. at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday June 3, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.



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Obituaries

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