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Auditor collects $1.3 million in stolen funds

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $1.3 million back to Mississippi taxpayers last month in stolen or misused funds.

Auditors from the state routinely check and double check the files and funds of both city and county government and are often tipped off by employees of government about abuses and possible theft and fraud.


POLICE REPORT

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18, 2020.

MON. MAY 18

Vehicle Shot

Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of North State Street at 9:11 p.m. in reference to a shooting into a vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Veronica Jenkins and she stated that she was at TigerMart, when she heard several gunshots outside the building.

Jenkins said she came out to find her vehicle along with several other vehicles had been hit by gun fire.

Officers searched the area and found several shell casing in the Daylight Donut shop parking lot.

The case was assigned to Investigator M. Dawson.

Woman Shot

On Monday morning around 12:17 a.m. officers responded to 439 South State Street in reference to a female subject that had shot.

When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Tirua Hodges and noticed that she had been shot in the lower back area. Hodges was transported by helicopter to Region One in Memphis in stable condition.

The case was assigned to Investigator K. Walker.

Shots Fired

On Monday officers responded to a call of shots fired on Wildcat Drive. No one was found in the area, but officers searching the area foun several shell casings in the roadway.


Kelley Williams: New Normal Filled with Mistrust

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

I suspect, when this is all over, one lasting effect of COVID-19 will be loss of trust.

Loss of trust in experts and other nannies, in governors, in mayors, in local police, in the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration — and in the media (which didn’t have much to start with). 


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Neftali 'Neff' Rios

Neftali "Neff" Rios, 37, of Dublin, a RN at St. Francis Hospital, died Sunday, April 26,2020 at home. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2020 at the RiosFamily Cemetery in Dublin. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.



Freddie Lenard Sr.

Freddie Lenard Sr., 72, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. May 22, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at noon May 23, 2020 at Springfield Cemetery with pastor James Bennett presiding.  Arrangements are entrusted Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.


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Voting Right

The system works.

While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.


Lizzie Young

Lizzie Young

Aug. 1, 2018

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, Lizzie Young, wife, mother and sister, passed away at the age of 83 years.



Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark, 50, of Clarksdale died Friday, February 28, 2020 at home in Clarksdale.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.


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