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Clarksdale First Presbyterian Church brings nativity scene to life

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

For more than 50 years, people have come to the First Presybterian Church in Clarksdale on the nights before Christmas in hopes of seeing the enactment of Jesus Christ’s birth in a Bethlehem stable.

A steady, cold rain that fell Wednesday night, Dec. 19 didn’t deter onlookers and participants in this year’s live nativity scene.



State Supreme Court issues ruling in costly conflict between city, county

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.

The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.



Eva L. Jones

Eva L. Jones, 64, of 16th Street in Clarksdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at her home.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at noon at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Lyon with the Rev. Marvin K. Myles officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in 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.





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Obituaries

Florence Dotson, 63, of Clarksdale, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at her home.


Weddings & Engagements

Samantha Nicole Ashcraft and Kenneth Michael Habetz, Jr. were united in marriage Friday, Nov.... READ MORE