Politics




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 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.



Workers for human rights visit with local lawmakers in state capitol

By STAFF REPORTS,

Law students with the Greenville-based Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights visited the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, to view the legislative process and speak one on one with some lawmakers. Standing left to right are: Nicole De Los Santos, Ayah Zahi, Janice Craig, Daniel Cirin, state Sen. Robert L.







Jonestown mayor Lester says he'll not resign, even after embezzlement allegations

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester recently being arrested and charged with five counts of felony embezzlement leaves many questions to be answered, but one thing is for certain.

Lester, who previously stated he was unaware of any of the accusations prior to being arrested Dec. 9, said he does not plan to step down as mayor.



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