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.
Linda Covington Edgerley, 79, a homemaker of Southaven and formerly of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at Hermitage Gardens in Southaven. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
Robert J. Johnson, 25, of Clarksdale died April 24, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Graveside service is on May 9, 2020 at Johnson Family Cemetery in Lambert.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Sandra Elizabeth Harper was born to the union of Alvin Lee Williams Campbell and Beulah (Stanton) Watts Campbell in Clarksdale on Sept. 24, 1944. Her parents preceded her in death.
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.
Anita Antone, 79, a Clarksdale resident who was retired from FedEx, died Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Clarksdale Nursing Home.
Ms. Antone loved her pets. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
She was preceded in death by her parents, Steaner Augustine Antone and Ida Marie Sbravati Antone.
Three Clarksdale High School turnovers translated to 20 points for Cleveland Central High School when the two teams met at Crumpton Field Friday night.
The Wildcats (3-1) fell into a 26-8 deficit and their comeback came up just short as the Wolves held on to win 26-20.
Molly Jane Tolar Franks, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Clarksdale. Born on Aug. 3, 1952 in Clarksdale, she was the daughter of the late Sam V. Tolar, Sr. and Bernice Rowland Tolar.
Mrs. Franks graduated from Clarksdale High School and Delta State College. She served in the Army for six years, achieving the rank of Captain.
Living in Argentina in 1951 in a German boarding house that was full of Gestapo/Nazi officers on the run after the end of World War II is the setting for a book produced by a mother-daughter collaboration with Clarksdale ties.
When the fire alarm goes off, Clarksdale firefighters respond and face the same dangers whether it is an accidental fire or arson.
Clarksdale Fire Chief Rocky Nabors said the department responded to a call earlier this week that is believed to be arson and thankfully none of his men were hurt.