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CPD Corporal Lester to challenge Coahoma County Sheriff Jones in election

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

There will be a contested race for sheriff in Coahoma County this year, while the field grew among those seeking a spot on the county supervisors board.

Stacy Lester, 44, of Ohio Avenue in Clarksdale, filed candidacy papers on Monday, Jan. 28 as a Democrat seeking the office of sheriff.






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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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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.





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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