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New downtown business will be combination of deli, butcher, restaurant

By MICHAEL BANKS THE PRESS REGISTER,

You’ll soon be able to go to a deli/butcher/restaurant where you can pick out your choice of fresh meat from a Mississippi farm and have a top chef cook it up for you under a new concept coming to downtown Clarksdale.

The Hooker Grocer + Eatery will open Monday, Nov. 19 at 316 John Hooker Lane.


Edward Jenkins looks over the ballot Tuesday afternoon as he was casting his vote at the Roundaway precinct located in the old Sunflower School on Stanley Road.

Local incumbent judges Haney, Webster re-elected; levee board hopefuls McGlown, Hunter will meet in Nov. 27 runoff election

By MICHAEL BANKS,

While there were some questions answered in Tuesday’s general election, there remain a few races where the winners are still to be determined.

Locally, Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster and County Judge Kent Haney both won re-election to their seats, as did Congressman Bennie Thompson.


Demarcus Partee

Demarcus Partee, 27, of Clarksdale, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

He was born June 9, 1991.

Visitation will include a family hour from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, with the public visitation being from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stringer-Redmon Funeral Home at 119 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Clarksdale.


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CPU customers ask state official for help with high utility bills

By JOSH TROY THE PRESS REGISTER,

Local residents have taken issue with high Clarksdale Public Utilities bills and Brandon Presley from the Mississippi Public Service Commission northern district heard the concerns and provided local citizens with options in a public hearing held at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium on Tuesday night.


Incumbent Webster faces challenger Felton for circuit court judge's seat

By JOSH TROY THE PRESS REGISTER,

Charlie Webster, 64, is running for his fourth term as circuit court judge.

Webster, a 1972 Clarksdale High School graduate, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1976 and Ole Miss law school in 1979.

“Born and raised here,” Webster said. “Lived here all my life. It is my community.”


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Obituaries

Florence Dotson, 63, of Clarksdale, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at her home.


Weddings & Engagements

Samantha Nicole Ashcraft and Kenneth Michael Habetz, Jr. were united in marriage Friday, Nov.... READ MORE