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Clarksdale pawn shop robbery, $12,500 reward offered

From WROX: Clarksdale police, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms authorities are investigating the armed robbery of a pawn shop on Wednesday.  Around 9:30 Wednesday morning a man entered Crossroads Pawn at 632 South State Street looking for a ladies ring.  He was followed by two additional males who assaulted the […]

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Will State Farm auto insurance lead a decrease in your cost of auto insurance?

From WROX: State Farm customers will be saving money on their car insurance soon. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has approved an 11.2 percent decrease in rates for State Farm automobile insurance consumers, saying competition, new technology used in automobiles and in driver education by insurance companies are driving down prices for consumers.  He expects […]

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Jonestown, Mississippi mayor, Kenny Lester.

Jonestown without city attorney, owes $214,000 in back taxes

From WROX: The city of Jonestown is without a city attorney and owes the IRS $214,000. The Press-Register reports that Mayor Kenny Lester told the city council that the balance reflects unpaid taxes since 2004.  Council members were also unable to agree during February meetings on a replacement for Carlos Moore, who was terminated in […]

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Coahoma County election update.

Travis Haggan enters August Democrat primary for County Supervisor

From WROX: Two Coahoma County supervisors will face challengers in the August Democratic primary election.  Travis Haggan has filed to run against incumbent District 3 supervisor Darrell Washington, and Roosevelt Lee Jr. has filed to run for the District 5 seat now held by Will Young.  Shirley Fair and Mary Frances Dear-Moton had previously filed […]

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Mississippi bill about to become revenge porn law.

Revenge porn bill close to becoming Mississippi Law

From DELTA DAILY NEWS by Ben Caxton JACKSON, MS — Revenge Porn could soon become a recognized crime in Mississippi. A bill to set penalties for anyone who shares or publishes “intimate visual material,” such as nude photos, that were created with the intention of being private, heads to the house this week for consideration […]

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Clarksdale Coahoma County Tourism.

Clarksdale Coahoma County Tourism update

From WROX: When the Coahoma County Tourism Commission met last week executive director Bubba O’Keefe outlined his vision of marketing Clarksdale with one standard “Visit Clarksdale” logo. The first order of “Visit Clarksdale” car tags are nearly sold out so more will be coming, and O’Keefe wants to add signs on Highway 61 directing people […]

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Mississippi marriage license costs could go up.

Better get married right away; it will likely cost even more soon

From WROX: The words “I do!” already mean a lifetime of increased commitments and expenses; now the state of Mississippi wants an even greater cut.  A proposal before the state legislature would raise the cost of a state-issued marriage license from $20 to $35. The bill passed the Mississippi Senate with little debate on Tuesday […]

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Clarksdale Burglary.

Clarkdale burglary on the rise? 9 break-in’s reported Monday

From WROX: Burglaries are on the rise in Clarksdale; police are investigating nine residential, commercial and automobile break-ins that were reported Monday.  Laptops, televisions and game systems were among the items taken from five homes while chainsaws, drills and a TV were stolen from Clarksdale Public Utilities’ south plant.  A variety of tools were taken […]

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Stanley Clark not allowed to speak at CPU Board Meeting, Clarksdale.

CPU Board update: Stanley Clark, Concerned Citizens not allowed to speak to CPU, this time

From WROX: The board of Clarksdale Public Utilities met yesterday and approved a $3,500 sponsorship of this year’s Juke Joint Festival; they also approved entering into a contract with Business to Business Consulting to provide alcohol and drug testing services and declared four vehicles, over 7000 electric meters and other equipment as surplus to be […]

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