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Clarksdale wins homecoming against Rosa Fort 34-12

After beating Rosa Fort 34-12 on homecoming Friday night, Clarksdale (6-3, 3-0) will host a first-round playoff game for the second straight season and play for the Region 3-4A championship at Greenwood at 7 p.m. Friday.

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-10-20 18:18:00

Ray Sykes, president of the Concerned Citizens of Clarksdale

Ray Sykes, president of the Concerned Citizens of Clarksdale, makes a point during the group’s meeting Thursday at the Coahoma County Courthouse. Looking on is Clarksdale city commissioner Willie Turner Jr.


CCHS gets inside track for final playoff spot with win against West Bolivar

The Red Panthers (2-8, 2-3) were one of three teams with one district win going into Friday night’s game against West Bolivar (1-9, 1-4) – a team also vying for that final spot - at Coahoma Community College. CCHS defeated the Eagles 31-7.

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-10-20 14:43:00

15-year-old Mississippi boy shot dead while riding bicycle

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ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-20 14:34:19

Heartbreaking! Mother of Baby Girl Who Was Stabbed and Then Put in a Hot Oven By Her Grandmother Speaks: 'My Heart Has Been Ripped Out' | lovebscott.com

Veronica has also created aGoFundMefor little Royalty in hopes of covering her funeral costs. On the campaign page, the grieving mother explained, “My daughter would have been 21 months old on October 17, 2018.”


More dogs found injured at Arkansas shelter

That follows another incident last week, when employees say they found eight dogs out of their pens, and almost every dog was injured.

WREG - 2018-10-22 10:10:21

Dogs targeted for second time at east AR shelter

HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR (WMC) - Dogs have been targeted for a second time at an east Arkansas shelter. The Humane Society of the Delta says five dogs were injured Saturday night. Last week, multiple dogs were injured in what the shelter described as a "bloodbath." Workers at the shelter said they don

WMCACTIONNEWS5.COM - 2018-10-21 18:25:16

CECHS unable to hang on in fourth quarter

The Tigers (4-6, 0-4) went to Holly Springs (6-4, 1-3) on Friday night and took an 8-0 lead into the fourth quarter, but gave up two late touchdowns in a 12-8 loss.

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-10-20 12:16:00

Emmett Till cousin set to speak at a Mississippi university

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A cousin of Emmett Till is returning to Mississippi to speak about the 1955 abduction and killing of the black teenager, which helped galvanize the civil rights movement.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-21 14:28:29

Murder Charge For Grandmother After Toddler Found In Oven

Toys, a discarded high chair and police evidence tape are part of the trash outside a home on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, where a 20-month-old girl was found dead inside an oven on Monday evening at the residence, in Shaw, Miss. (Shelby Sansone/WHBQ-Fox 13 via AP)


No. 1 EMCC beats Coahoma C.C. to clinch division title

"We have the best defensive line in the country," Hervey said. "It's not the best in the state. It's the best in the nation. When they play like they did tonight, that makes us the best team in the nation."


Sheriff: Grandmother charged with murder after found toddler dead in oven, sheriff says

SHAW, Miss.- A 48-year-old grandmother has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of her 20-month-old grandchild, authorities said.


Mother of baby baked in oven speaks out after her mom is arrested

Royalty Marie Floyd was found dead in an oven at her grandmother's home in Shaw, Mississippi on Monday nightHer grandmother, Carolyn Jones, 48, was charged with first-degree murderVeronica Jones, the 20-month-old girl's mother, said she is still coming to terms with the fact her own mother is allege


First Picture Of Baby Girl Who Died After Being 'Stabbed & Baked By Grandmother'

The body of Royalty Floyd, who was 20 months old, was discovered by a family member in the warm cooker on Monday at around 7pm.


Mother of Mississippi toddler found stabbed and burned in oven says her 'heart has been ripped from my chest' - NY Daily News

The mother of a Mississippi toddler found dead in a heated oven says her daughter’s death is “the hardest thing” she’s ever dealt with – and that she’s still grappling with the fact that her mother has been charged in the girl’s murder.Royalty Marie Floyd, 20 months, died Monday after she was found


Mississippi deputies broke protocol investigating reported sexual assault, body camera video shows

TATE CO., Miss. - Two Tate County deputies are still on the job after the sheriff admitted they broke protocol - and have the body camera footage to prove it. The deputies ordered a teenager to stop recording them inside his home, and that is just one of the mistakes caught on camera. Sheriff Brad


Clay County First Responders Prepare For The Worst - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

“It’s preparedness. This is what it’s all about getting together, test your capabilities, and things of that nature before the real thing happens,”said West Point Police Captain Virginia Rich.


Coahoma hospital warns of closure; nearly 500 jobs and a community's lifeline at stake | Mississippi Today

CLARKSDALE –Almost two months ago, a not-for-profit health system operating a Delta hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, unsure if it would be able to keep the 181-bed Northwest Mississippi Regional Center (Merit Health) open. But on Friday, Coahoma County officials received a notice that the c


Woman arrested for trying to steal $14,000 from FedEx Freight, police say

A woman attempting to take 7-thousand dollars out of her account is now in jail facing fraud charges. Lasundra McClinton successfully withdrew 7-thousand dollars at the Regions bank off Shelby Drive. Download the FOX13 Memphis app to receive alerts from breaking news in your neighborhood. Trending s


'My mother was not a violent person,' says woman whose toddler was stabbed, placed in oven

The mother, Veronica Jones, said she started a GoFundMe page to take care of her daughter’s funeral arrangements.