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Robert Douglas Hensley

Robert Douglas Hensley, 48, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Clarksdale from congestive heart failure. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 and the service  was at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church. Burial was be at Oakridge Cemetery.


Ray Owens

Ray Owens, 83, from Lyon and a retired business owner of Owens Custom Marble, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019.


Virginia Mae Bryson Miller Hays

Virginia Mae Bryson Miller Hays, 81, of Clarksdale and an accountant at Standard Industrial, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at home. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.



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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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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.



State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indicted

By 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.


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