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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.


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.



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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Graduation Parade!

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

Some things you only get one chance to do and walking across a stage or football field to be handed your high school diploma after 12-years of hard work is one of them.

Lee Academy’s Class of 2020 graduation will be in one of two places – in the school’s gymnasium or on the football field.


Linda Covington Edgerley

Linda Covington Edgerley, 79, a homemaker of Southaven and formerly of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at Hermitage Gardens in Southaven. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


Robert J. Johnson

Robert J. Johnson, 25, of Clarksdale died April 24, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Graveside service is on May 9, 2020 at Johnson Family Cemetery in Lambert.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.




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County boys set to take on Potts Camp at 3 p.m. Friday

By JOSH TROY/THE PRESS REGISTER,

The Coahoma County High School boys are one game away from winning their third Class 2A state championship in four years.

Potts Camp, a former division opponent, is the one team standing in the way of the Red Panthers (23-10, 9-1). The Cardinals and Red Panthers will face off in the state championship at 3 p.m. Friday at Ole Miss.


McGriff firing a belated Thanksgiving gift for fans

By LARRY LIDDELL,

Color McGriff McGone! Gifts are not required on Thanksgiving, but Matt Luke gave me and all Ole Miss fans a big gift the Friday after Thanksgiving when he fired Rebel defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff.

I hate to see anyone lose their job, especially in these hard economic times. But, I’ll make an exception in McGriff’s case.





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