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Police Report

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Aug. 7 through Aug. 14, 2019.

Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.

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Vivian Atwood Malatesta

Vivian Atwood Malatesta left this life in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, 2019, at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland where she had been a resident of Long Term Care. Vivian first arrived to Frank Atwood and Mary Hall Atwood on Feb. 15, 1930, in Prentiss where she grew up with her five siblings and at least one pet goat named Billy.


Herman Laverne Furniss

Herman Laverne Furniss of Rena Lara, born October 6, 1931 in Belen to Alvy George Furniss and Gertrude Mary Alice Ferguson, died Aug. 7, 2019 at the age of 87. He is preceded in death by his wife Imogene Roark Furniss; they were married August 10, 1950. He is preceded in death by grandson Justin Furniss and great grandson Cody Furniss.





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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.



State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indicted

By FROM STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE,

JACKSON – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from the Auditor’s office have made arrests in two separate cases after a grand jury assembled by District Attorney for the 11th District Brenda Mitchell indicted Gwendolyn Jefferson, Stacie Neal, and Kappi Allen.



State Supreme Court issues ruling in costly conflict between city, county

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.

The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.


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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.


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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Sports

After weather delayed the tennis clinic Rivers Humber put together for Saturday morning at Nosef... READ MORE

Obituaries

Eddie Stimage, 74, of Newton died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Meridian Regional Hospital in... READ MORE

Social

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Opinion:

Our View Classes began across Coahoma County and Clarksdale this week and if you drive a vehicle... READ MORE

Weddings & Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary... READ MORE