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Longtime Clarksdale firefighter Chicorelli retiring after 40 years

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Chris Chicorelli, assistant fire chief with the Clarksdale Fire Department, holds a plaque with a golden ax that was presented to him by the city during Monday’s meeting of the mayor and board of commissioners at City Hall.

At right is Clarksdale Fire Chief Rocky Nabors, who made the presentation.






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Clarksdale author Thompson unveils new book at hometown appearance Friday

By STAFF REPORTS,

Over the past decade, Clarksdale native Wright Thompson has steadily carved out a niche as one of the most successful sportswriters in America.

His work includes the most-read articles in the history of ESPN Magazine and he’s been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing books 10 times.



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David L. 'Bud' Hester

David L. “Bud” Hester, 79, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

He was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Roxie, son of the late Lee and Jewel Butler Hester.



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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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