The Clarksdale Police Department has chased and caught a fleeing vehicle and the incident has resulted in felony charges against the driver.
Police attempted to pull over a red Kia about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and when it failed to stop police pursued it until it wrecked.
The number of coronavirus cases in Coahoma County continues to climb, but the number of fatalities has remained steady.
Coahoma County topped 500 cases on Saturday and is poised to add 100 by the weekend. The number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 stands at seven and has for July 20.
Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
Willie Mae Edwards, 62, of Clarksdale died Friday, July 25, 2020 at home.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 1;30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Clarksdale.
COVID-19 stopped many businesses and institutions, but it has not stopped CARE Station from serving the hungry of this community.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank will host their fourth mobile food pantry distribution at the Expo Center next week. Approximately 13-tons of food was distributed in their last effort.
JONESTOWN — Mayor Kenny Lester pleaded guilty on four counts of embezzlement for converting public funds to his own use in Circuit Judge Charlie Webster’s courtroom Friday and resigned as Mayor of Jonestown effective 5 p.m. Monday.
JACKSON – State Auditor Shad White announced the Auditor’s office concluded four cases with guilty verdicts for embezzlement and returned nearly $150,000 to taxpayers last month.
Kappi Allen was convicted of embezzlement in the Coahoma Circuit Court chambers of Judge Albert B. Smith, III.
If you will look in the bottom left corner of this page, you’ll see the name and assignment of everyone who works at your Clarksdale Press Register.
Mine is Editor and Publisher.
While the Publisher’s job pays better, I relish the Editor’s post.
Ruben Burch Jr., 73, of Lyon died July 16, 2020 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. July 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Aug. 1 at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Blackhawk. Burial follows at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Athletics will sell beer in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the final three home football games of the 2019 season, starting Oct. 19 against Texas A&M.
Beer will also be sold at The Pavilion at Ole Miss during the 2019-20 men's and women's basketball seasons and will continue into baseball season.
It’s summertime and kids can stay up late, but they can’t stay out late.
The Clarksdale Police Department reminds parents they are making an extra effort this summer to keep city streets and neighborhoods free and safe from all crime and vandalism.
And that means they can and do enforce city curfew ordinances.
Please stop by my window
My office looks out on Second Street and I can see what once was the main commercial corner of our community.
Two banks and two big retail stores once stood at the corner of Yazoo and Second.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.
Ray Jeffery James, 62, of Charlotte, N.C. died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Levin and Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte, N.C.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Education announced today the addition of nearly 200 experienced and highly regarded professionals from across the state to serve on the Mississippi Teacher Council (MTC).
Scholars from K-3rd competed on Friday, Jan. 17, in Clarksdale Collegiate’s annual Reading Fair with students asked to share their favorite story – and read it.