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Community, churches come together for Clarksdale cleanup

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Various members of the Clarksdale community came together Saturday morning as part of the first Community Cleanup Day.

There were more than 40 individuals who showed up to help clean up a portion of Clarksdale, said Todd Bailey, the youth minister at Clarksdale Baptist Church and one of the organizers of the event.






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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.



Marie Jordan Pepper

Marie Jordan Pepper, 66, of Clarksdale, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Marie was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Yazoo City to Charles A. Jordan Sr. and Mabel Norman Jordan.




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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.



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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.



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Obituaries

Joyce Holloway Simpson, 86, a Clarksdale resident and music teacher since 1958, died Wednesday... READ MORE