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Arrest made in Highway 49 death

A 24-year-old Clarksdale man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 32-year-old Clarksdale man, who was found alongside Highway 49 in the early morning hours of June 4.Walter Gates, 24, of Clarksdale, was arrested Sunday evening for the murder of Francho Lampkin, said a police report fro

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-06-21 15:17:00

Organizers hope to grow Farmers Market

Charles Coleman, right, rings up Hannah Peay at Collective Seed & Supply Co. during the first week of Farmers Market in Clarksdale on June 14. Farmers Market opens at 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at 145 Delta Ave.

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-06-21 14:53:00

BAM Mini-Fest makes best of low turnout

The BAM Mini-Fest’s block party took place on Delta Avenue Saturday afternoon, while blues musicians played at different businesses later in the evening,

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-06-21 14:31:00

Trio take part in leadership training

Three local students recently took part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. Pictured from left are rising seniors Aniya Johnson, of Coahoma Early College High School; MeriAllen Hudspeth, of Lee Academy; and Shakyra Beasley, of Clarksdale High School.

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-06-21 14:56:00

Jonestown mayor says no to police chief’s OT

JONESTOWN – Police chief Rico Smith is one step closer to getting back pay of $2,880.54 for overtime hours he worked since Sept. 19, 2017.

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-06-21 14:38:00

GE might not break up completely but could announce spin-off

© Provided by CNBCGE Aviation manufacturing facility in Batesville, MississippiGeneral Electric may not break up entirely, but it is heading toward a significant announcement about its future at the end of this month, CNBC'sDavid Fabersaid Thursday.

MSN.COM - 2018-06-21 17:00:11

Our View: BAM's opening number should inspire us to act

Although not many people attended the Birthplace of American Music Mini-Fest on Delta Avenue in Clarksdale on Saturday, the first-time festival showed a tremendous amount of potential.JeCorry Miller and Adhel Henderson did an excellent job organizing the festival in just three weeks. The only proble

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER - 2018-06-21 12:41:00

Tunica attorney seeks Chancery Court judgeship

Ryals, 36, is seeking to replace 30-year incumbent Chancellor Jon W. Barnwell of Greenwood, who is not running for another term.

TUNICATIMES.COM - 2018-06-21 13:01:00

Marianna police bust operation of controlled substances being trafficked through the mail

MARIANNA, Ark. (KTHV) – In May 2018, the Marianna Police Department Detectives received information regarding an individual engaged in the trafficking of controlled substances in the Meadowbrook neighborhood.


City of New Orleans train breaks down en route to Memphis

The city of New Orleans rolls into the new Marks, Mississippi station for the first time. (file photo)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An Amtrak train en route from Chicago to Memphis broke down Friday morning in northwest Tennessee and had to be towed to Memphis by a freight engine.“Early today Train 59 developed


A Two-Table BBQ Restaurant In The Mississippi Delta Is The Oldest Black-Owned Business In America

According toBlackBusiness.Org, Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Arkansas, is owned and operated by 65-year-old James Jones and his wife of 40 years, Betty. James’ grandfather, Walter Jones, opened the restaurant in 1910 with just a “a hole in the ground, some iron pipes and a piece of fence wire and


Former employees claim workers are not being properly paid by staffing agency

SARDIS, Miss. — Some north Mississippi women are speaking out, saying employees at a plastics company are not being properly compensated for their work.


1 dead, 3 hurt in Batesville shootings

Police continue to investigate a string of shootings in southwest Batesville during the past week that have left one person dead, another in serious condition in a Memphis hospital, and at least two others with gunshot wounds.


Elderly Man Buys Shovel Only To Confess It’s To Bury Loved One Making Teen Spring Into Action

Life was dealing Milton Lowe an unfair hand. The senior citizen from Cleveland, Mississippi, had just been told he had cancer at the same time his beloved and loyal 15-year-old dog passed away.


CoreCivic Enters Into New Management Contract at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility for the U.S. Marshals Service | Markets Insider

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --CoreCivic, Inc.(NYSE:CXW) (the Company) announced today that it has entered into a new contract under an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Tallahatchie County Correctional Authority, Tutwiler, Mississippi and the U.S. Marshals Service at CoreC


Bolivar Commercial wins awards in Mississippi Press contest - The Bolivar Commercial

Former writer Michael Simmons of the Madison County Journal in Ridgeland earned the investigative prize for weekly newspapers for articles surrounding the murder of Kingston Frazier, a 6-year-old child who was abducted when his mother's car was stolen from a Jackson-area grocery store.?


Clarksdale, Mississippi’s 2018 Deep Blues Festival: Heavy Blues Rolls and Tumbles in the Deep South

Four-day passes for Clarksdale, Mississippi’s 11th annual Deep Blues Festival “on track to sellout,” according to organizers.Deep Blues Festival organizers say that this year’s 11th edition promises to be the biggest and best yet with an emphasis on heavy music rooted in theAmerican Music Triangle.F


Three people shot in Batesville, Miss.

BATESVILLE, Miss. — Three people were shot in Batesville around 11 p.m. Monday, and police say they expect several people to be charged.


Sunflower County unlocks the gate - SCCSD’s third grade reading scores among the best in the region

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Future Game Trials North: Roster and Check-In Times

The Prep Baseball Report Mississippi Future Games Trials will take place on Wendesday June 20, 2018 at Northwest Community College in Senatobia, MS .