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Report: two women tased and arrested for assaulting police officer

Two women were tased and arrested for fighting with a police officer Thursday. According to the probable cause affidavit, Felicia Sanders and Shanice Moore were arrested after police say they assaulted a Jonesboro police officer while she was assisting with another incident. Jonesboro Police say off

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Taylor named Cleveland Community Development Director

There's a new face at Cleveland City Hall. Cleveland Community Development is now under the guidance of Kenneth Taylor. Taylor moved to Cleveland in June to begin working as the community development director. Originally from Jackson, Taylor is currently spending his time split between Cleveland a


Judge issues warrants for defendants who failed to appear

Judge issues warrants for defendants who failed to appear By Ashley Crutcher Batesville Police Department welcomed a new officer onto the force during Wednesday's session of Batesville Municipal Court as Judge Jay Westfaul swears in Officer Rico Harris. After the welcoming court got back to busine


Residential, vehicle burglary reported by Clarksdale Police

Nothing was taken in an attempted residential burglary in the 600 block of Florida Street on March 5. Clarksdale police made three misdemeanor arrests that day: one for false reporting of a crime; one for simple assault domestic violence; and one for DUI (first offense). They also issued five citati


Tree crushes cars in Carrollton

A large oak tree crashed to the ground Monday afternoon, totaling at least two vehicles in its wake. According to Reba Bailey, owner of Tanglewood in Carrollton (at the corner of Washington and College Streets), around 3:30 p.m. Monday, she and her husband, Steve, were heard a commotion outside the

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Public Works Committee working to resolve city's drainage issues

Flooding may be a way of life in Greenville, but one local resident is tired of being trapped in his home by water. During a Public Works Committee meeting Tuesday, Paul Mathis said when it rains his Tampa Drive yard becomes a lagoon. Flooding may be a way of life in Greenville, but one local reside


Staff Editorial: Local museums are staple in Clarksdale

53 Clear Congratulations to the Rock & Blues Museum and the Shack Up Inn for being named two of the 10 Best Mississippi Attractions in a USA Today contest. The Rock & Blues Museum came in at No. 5, while the Shack Up Inn finished No. 9. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view th


BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS - Clarksdale Press Register: News

A freshman in the No. 11 jersey took center stage at the most opportune time as the Coahoma County boys won their second straight 2A state basketball championship. Freshman center Jai'sheldon Yates, who was the game's MVP, propelled the Red Panthers (29-4) to a 62-46 win over Bay Springs in the cham


Inmates captured after escaping correctional facility

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say two inmates have been captured after escaping a correctional facility in Mississippi this week. Yazoo County Sheriff's Department officials told WAPT-TV on Saturday that Richard Johnson Jr. was arrested first and Reginald Luckett was captured several hours la


35 tons of catfish products produced in Mississippi recalled

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi company is recalling around 35 tons (31.75 metric tons) of catfish products that might have been tainted by a compound that poses a public health concern. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that various fresh


In midst of flooding, river mayors push for infrastructure bill

Greenville's mayor is one of many Mississippi River mayors urging Congress to adopt an infrastructure plan that would push for investments in towns that sit on the river. Mayor Errick D. Simmons was one of about 20 mayors representing cities along the river who gathered last week in the nation's cap


Cleveland school board discusses student safety

With the recent school shootings across the nation, guns in classrooms and the safety oftudents was a hot topic at the Cleveland School District Board of Trustees meeting held Friday. Trustee Richard Boggs brought up the topic when he said, "It's been in the news here lately about arming teachers, g


CSD getting ready for end of year

The Cleveland School District Board of Trustees opened Friday with a concern about the meeting time. Reverend Ed Duvall said, "I've noticed the board meeting time has changed. It's normally at 6 p.m. in the evening time but lately we've been having it at noontime, which doesn't afford our parents a


Cochran, Wicker announce $1.33 million in grants for civil rights projects in state

The National Park Service (NPS) approved the funding for Mississippi as part of its FY2017African American Civil Rights Grants Program awards. Cochran and Wicker wrote letters of support on behalf of the Mississippi grantees. The awards include: $500,000 for the Wechsler School in Meridian; $499,534


Life's conveniences - Clarksdale Press Register: Opinion

A few weeks ago, I read an excellent article in the New York Times (perhaps ironically, on my smartphone), entitled, "The Tyranny of Convenience." Its author, Tim Wu, argues that convenience seems to be the supreme value of modern American culture and that it often appears to make our decisions for