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.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18, 2020.
MON. MAY 18
Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of North State Street at 9:11 p.m. in reference to a shooting into a vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Veronica Jenkins and she stated that she was at TigerMart, when she heard several gunshots outside the building.
Jenkins said she came out to find her vehicle along with several other vehicles had been hit by gun fire.
Officers searched the area and found several shell casing in the Daylight Donut shop parking lot.
The case was assigned to Investigator M. Dawson.
On Monday morning around 12:17 a.m. officers responded to 439 South State Street in reference to a female subject that had shot.
When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Tirua Hodges and noticed that she had been shot in the lower back area. Hodges was transported by helicopter to Region One in Memphis in stable condition.
The case was assigned to Investigator K. Walker.
On Monday officers responded to a call of shots fired on Wildcat Drive. No one was found in the area, but officers searching the area foun several shell casings in the roadway.
I suspect, when this is all over, one lasting effect of COVID-19 will be loss of trust.
Loss of trust in experts and other nannies, in governors, in mayors, in local police, in the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration — and in the media (which didn’t have much to start with).
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Thu. May 7 through Tues. May 12, 2020.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156.
Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
They say forbidden fruit is the sweetest and many in our community have taken a big bite over the past six weeks.
I have repeatedly said the only businesses that honored the state, city and county’s request to shutdown were local, law abiding folk who truly care more for their community than the almighty dollar.
Matilda Moore, 87, of Friars Point died Friday, May 1, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Mt. Avery Church Cemetery in Friars Point.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center may be in the heart of the economically challenged Delta, but doctors have come to Clarksdale from all over the country and world and found the care patients receive at this hospital to be top-notch.
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 system works.
While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.
Aug. 1, 2018
On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, Lizzie Young, wife, mother and sister, passed away at the age of 83 years.
The Coahoma Community College Softball Team played their final home doubleheader for the 2019 season against No. 10 Itawamba Community College. The Tigers gave everything they possessed internally, but the Indians took charge in a sweep (8-1, 21-1).