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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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Food, fun served at annual Taste of Clarksdale

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Barbara Jamison, at left, serves up an offering of John Wayne casserole to Gail Collins, at right, during Friday’s Taste of Clarksdale at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Also shown are Janise Ray, center, and Janette Stokes, back right, as they were manning the table for the Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center in Clarksdale.




New downtown business will be combination of deli, butcher, restaurant

By MICHAEL BANKS THE PRESS REGISTER,

You’ll soon be able to go to a deli/butcher/restaurant where you can pick out your choice of fresh meat from a Mississippi farm and have a top chef cook it up for you under a new concept coming to downtown Clarksdale.

The Hooker Grocer + Eatery will open Monday, Nov. 19 at 316 John Hooker Lane.


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