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.
Albert Holman Williams, 76, born in Davenport on April 20, 1944, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was a Clarksdale resident and graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School (“Aggie”). He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Tugaloo College.
A single car accident west of Clarksdale Sunday has killed one and seriously injured another.
The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday on Friars Point Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating a shooting after a man was dropped off at the emergency room with multiple gunshot wounds.
Markevius Dear told police in the hospital he did not know how he made it to the emergency room of Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
The crush started at Walmart Thursday night as the community geared up for Gov. Tate Reeves' order to shelter in place until April 20.
The store was filled with people and sheriff’s deputies were called to enforce a one-person, one-buggy rule.
Terry Lake, 60, of Clarksdale died Jan. 21, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Home. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020 at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Leslie B. Howard Sr. presiding. Burial follows at Oakridge Cemetery.
Quitman County Community Work Center escapee Walter Lee Lewis is now in custody.
Lewis, 31, was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday without incident in Fulton and will be returned to prison.
It is not known how Lewis made it to Fulton or if he had help making his escape Thursday.
Clarksdale Police are seeking information on a shooting early Thursday morning that sent a man to a Memphis hospital. Police are also seeking information on three burglaries reported Wednesday.
Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
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.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Sept. 9 through Sept. 17, 2019.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarks-dale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
Mon. Sept. 17
Police activity reported on Tuesday, April 9
* 200 block of Clark Street. A shotgun and handgun were taken.
Police activity reported on Monday, April 8
100 block of Cherry Street. A wallet was taken.
Activity report for Saturday, Dec. 29-Wednesday, Jan. 2
* 100 block of Crestline Drive. Some binoculars and two knives were taken.
* 100 block of Westover Drive. Two rifles, a camo backpack and jacket, lacrosse boots, range finder and bag with coins were taken.