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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.


Michael Ray Bell

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.


Virginia Sherman Lavender

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

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.


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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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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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Sports

Clarksdale High School will be hosting a jamboree at Coahoma Community College Thursday night... READ MORE


Obituaries

Jim Kemp Champion, age 58, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019. The family received friends at 11... READ MORE