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Virginia Ralston

Virginia Ralston, formerly of Clarksdale, passed away in Memphis on June 20 at age 94. She died peacefully, after having suffered from dementia for several years.




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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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CPD Corporal Lester to challenge Coahoma County Sheriff Jones in election

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

There will be a contested race for sheriff in Coahoma County this year, while the field grew among those seeking a spot on the county supervisors board.

Stacy Lester, 44, of Ohio Avenue in Clarksdale, filed candidacy papers on Monday, Jan. 28 as a Democrat seeking the office of sheriff.


Incumbent Webster faces challenger Felton for circuit court judge's seat

By JOSH TROY THE PRESS REGISTER,

Charlie Webster, 64, is running for his fourth term as circuit court judge.

Webster, a 1972 Clarksdale High School graduate, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1976 and Ole Miss law school in 1979.

“Born and raised here,” Webster said. “Lived here all my life. It is my community.”


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