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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.


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.


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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Matilda Moore

Matilda Moore, 87, of Friars Point died Friday, May 1, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Mt. Avery Church Cemetery in Friars Point.


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Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr.

Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr., died on the twenty-first of January 2020, after a long illness.  Bob was the son of the late Robert Lloyd Bailey and Frances Sumner Bailey whose grandfather established the town of Sumner.  Bob was preceded in death by his cousins, June Sumner Glenn of Crawfordsville, Ark.; Taylor Sumner Spradling of Clarksdale; Joy Su


George Henderson

George Henderson, 74, of Detroit, Mich. died Jan. 15, 2020 at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Mich.  At 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 public viewing was at Mt. Ary Missionary Baptist Church followed by funeral service at noon with Pastor Michael Moore presiding. Burial followed at Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to



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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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