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Clarksdale High: a strong defensive front this year

The defensive front should be one of the strong points to this year’s Clarksdale High team. Pictured are sophomore linebacker Jordan Thomas (#34), senior defensive end Daejon Sonley (#44), junior defensive tackle Zeilon Chestnut (#50) and junior defensive tackle Treshunn Chapple (#40). Also pictured

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-08-14 18:26:00

Clarksdale, Mississippi, passes LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance - Metro Weekly

The city of Clarksdale, Miss., has passed a citywide ordinance that prohibits discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, public accommodations, and employment, making it the third city in the state to pass such a law.

METRO WEEKLY - 2018-08-14 15:41:01

Henry Johnson, head football coach at Clarksdale High School

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CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-08-14 18:37:00

Two Bodies Found in Car Pulled from Mississippi River

"The white car pulled up behind us, but all of a sudden he just spun out real fast and went back up the road," they said.

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-08-14 09:37:11

Former Michigan State players safety Demetric Vance Jr., above left, and defensive linemen Josh King, above right, will play this year at Coahoma Community College, along with former MSU star Donnie Corley.

Former Michigan State players safety Demetric Vance Jr., above left, and defensive linemen Josh King, above right, will play this year at Coahoma Community College, along with former MSU star Donnie Corley.

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-08-14 19:51:00

Victim in possible Helena-West Helena murder-suicide was pregnant

The Helena-West Helena Police Department says Cornell Henry, 38, called saying he was going tocommit a murder.

WREG - 2018-08-13 21:24:50

Man called 911 moments before driving into river after killing girlfriend, police say

Moments later police responded to 100 block of Cherry Street, which is the Delta Cultural Center, for a car that was in the Mississippi River.

FOX13MEMPHIS.COM - 2018-08-13 20:13:18

Pregnant woman killed by boyfriend, horrific 911 call released

Police said Cornell Henry called 911 after killing his girlfriend, Cherrkisha Jones, 20.

FOX13MEMPHIS.COM - 2018-08-13 22:57:16

Helena West-Helena police investigating possible murder-suicide

Helena West-Helena, Ark. — The Helena West-Helena Police Department is investigating a possible murder-suicide.Police say a man named Cornell Henry called police at around 6:30 a.m. and said he was going to kill his 20-year-old girlfriend and himself. He later went on Facebook live saying that he ha


Clarksdale: 'Epicenter of the blues

Lucious Spiller has some fun during a photo shoot in a sunflower field outside of Clarksdale earlier this summer. The St. Louis native has only lived in Clarksdale for the last two years but believes his new home is the ‘epicenter of blues.’ The musician can often be found playing at any of the venu


Clarksdale’s heritage is now in safe place

A healthy portion of Clarksdale’s past was preserved for the future last week as part of an effort to safe keep and share those memories with the rest of the world.Items ranging from faded, color postcards depicting street scenes and buildings of Clarksdale’s past to letters from a local soldier sta


Tunica County rehires deputy accused of forcing sex on another deputy

TUNICA, Miss. — Tunica County has rehired a sheriff’s deputy previously accused of forcing another deputy to have sex with him.The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office recently rehired Eugene Bridges, The Associated Press reported.Bridges was one of three employees fired three years ago by the sheriff’s o

WREG - 2018-08-13 10:37:29

Soybean Farmers Allege White Seed Company Purposely Sold Them Bad Seeds, Costing Them At Least $1M

Tyrone Grayer, left, and David Allen Hall inspect a soybean plant at their farm in Parchman, Miss. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)


Police: Man injured in Helena-West Helena drive-by shooting

Helena-West Helena, Ark. — Man was rushed to the hospital after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Helena-West Helena.Police say the 20-year-old victim was shot Friday night on Sioux Street.The victim is in stable condition.Police don’t have any suspect information, but they believe the suspect dr


Still one police officer working in Jonestown

JONESTOWN — Chief Rico Smith, who works on a part-time basis, is still the lone officer in the Jonestown Police Department and citizens and aldermen were looking for that to change during Monday night’s city council meeting.


Five more years for ‘17 jail escapee

Corderius Thomas, who is currently incarcerated at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, was sentenced on July 17 by Coahoma Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster to serve five years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


City: CPU board has done nothing wrong

A day after hearing from both sides in an investigation of three of the top employees at Clarksdale Public Utilities, and less than 24 hours after being served notice of a federal lawsuit against the city, the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to a settlement, all


Smile Page, Wednesday, August 8,2018

Clarksdale Municipal School District employees leaves a workshop at J. W. Stampley Elementary School to go to lunch. Their many smiles seem to indicate that they were happy with the session and are ready for the classrooms.


Former general manager Luhring weighs in on issues at CPU

Former Clarksdale Public Utilities general manager Ray Luhring offered his insight regarding a current trio of administrative employees who are on suspension with pay pending an investigation.CPU general manager Mark Johnson, chief financial officer Steve Reed and director of communications and publ


Mississippi sheriff arrested on narcotics trafficking, extortion charges

The Sheriff of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, has been arrested on federal narcotics trafficking and extortion charges, federal prosecutors for the Northern District of Mississippi announced Friday.