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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.



CCC basketball all-stars compete

DECATUR — Coahoma Community College basketball players made a big statement at 2019 MACJC All-Star Basketball game. Three standout players Walneika Holmes, Dequan Morris and Robert Boyd were selected MACJC North All-Stars. They had the privilege of representing Coahoma at the MACJC All-Star game recently held.


Our View: Shop local this summer

This is the start of the summer shopping season and the time of year when people shop for their home, high school graduate and spend a little extra money on a night out or weekend get-together.

And this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home.


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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.


Lucille Lenard McCoy

Lucille Lenard McCoy, 51, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

A visitation will be held this Friday, March 29, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. 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.



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

MADISON--Barbara Ann Wilson Vincent, age 88, passed away at her daughter's home in the early... READ MORE