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State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indictedBy FROM STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
JACKSON – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from the Auditor’s office have made arrests in two separate cases after a grand jury assembled by District Attorney for the 11th District Brenda Mitchell indicted Gwendolyn Jefferson, Stacie Neal, and Kappi Allen.
Michael Ray Bell, Sr., 65, an Owner/Operator Bell Sheetrock, passed away May 28, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Oxford, MS. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 2 p.m.
Mrs. Virginia Sherman Lavender, 96, passed away at her home at Providence Personal Care Community in Senatobia on May 10, 2019. Born on November 6, 1922, at her family home near Charleston, she was the fourth child of Otey J. and Aline West Sherman. Her family was one of the oldest farming families in the Mississippi Delta.
Johnnie Mae King, 88, of Clarksdale died June 8, 2019 at her home.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at McKinley St. Church of Christ with minister Oscar Dorsey officiating. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
A man charged in a Clarksdale murder in mid-November made his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Nikolus TaShawn White, 19, had his request for bond denied by Clarksdale Municipal Court Judge Derek Hopson and White remains lodged in the Coahoma County Jail.
The Pig is back.
In a town where residents say they’ve been hungry for another grocery store option, Piggly Wiggly announced Monday plans to build a new store along Desoto Avenue near the Highway 61 bypass.
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.
A 41-year-old Clarksdale man was shot and killed by an officer with the Clarksdale Police Department, who was investigating a reported prowler on Saturday night in a quiet residential area near downtown Clarksdale.
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.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oxford, a former employee at a Clarkdale bank was recently sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling funds from Southern Bancorp Bank.
While a recent survey shows there is a great concern about crime in Clarksdale, there were few members of the public in attendance at Thursday’s forum where a plan guiding the city’s police department for the next five years was unveiled.
To the Editor:
My husband, as well as many old-time Clarksdale High School graduates, are mourning the demise of the “Cat Cave.” It is truly a sad sight.
Demarcus Partee, 27, of Clarksdale, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
He was born June 9, 1991.
Visitation will include a family hour from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, with the public visitation being from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stringer-Redmon Funeral Home at 119 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Clarksdale.
The Coahoma County Tourism Commission has a full board and is expected to have a full-time executive director no later than its next meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.