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Clarksdale Public Utilities.

CPU Board Update: a less than 20-minute meeting

From WROX: Yesterday’s public meeting of the Clarksdale Public Utilities commission lasted less than 20 minutes as the board reviewed financial reports, approved claims for payment and accepted bids to sell four surplus vehicles.  The board meets at 4:15PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the board room of the CPU […]

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Clarksdale Police Chief, Sandra Williams.

About a dozen attended City police forum

From WROX: At last Thursday’s community police forum at the civic auditorium citizen input from four ward meetings was presented.  Clarksdale residents are most concerned about gun violence, gang activity and burglaries; despite those concerns, people generally feel safe and will report crimes to the police.  The data will help develop a five-year strategic plan […]

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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

How Do We Stop Government Graft and Corruption?

From THE NORTHSIDE SUN by Shad White “Is Mississippi the most corrupt state in the country?” It’s one of the most common questions I’m asked as your state auditor. Most folks who ask have read a ranking or article based on a study at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The study found Mississippi has one of […]

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Boston flyer warning colored people not to talk with policemen.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Thomas Sims and the Fugitive Slave Act

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1851: Thomas Sims, who escaped slavery in Savannah, Georgia, is captured in Boston, and after a trial is ordered to return to enslavement. From EJI Timeline Thomas Sims Captured in Boston After Fleeing Enslavement In early 1851, Thomas Sims, an enslaved black man living in Savannah, Georgia, successfully escaped bondage and […]

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Clarksdale Crime Update.

CPD Update: weekend police report

From WROX: Between Friday and Sunday Clarksdale police investigated two cases of grand larceny, a residential burglary and an aggravated assault.  A GMC SUV was stolen from the 200 block of Boyd Street and a Jeep Grand Cherokee was taken from the 2400 block of Sixth Street.  An air conditioner was reported stolen from a […]

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City of Clarkdale Board Room graphic.

City Board Meeting Update: last chance for Memory Lane Banquet Hall

From WROX: Last week’s meeting of the Clarksdale city board included a lengthy discussion about the Memory Lane Banquet Hall on MLK.  Earlier this month the planning commission recommended conditional use of the property with several stipulations including having security inside and out at all events, no alcohol allowed, no noise and the property cannot […]

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Clarksdale Public Utilities.

CPU Board Meeting Update: Michael Wade honored for service

From WROX: At their meeting last week the board of Clarksdale Public Utilities recognized Michael Wade, who is retiring after 28 years of service to CPU.  Commissioners also accepted a low bid of $4640 to replace approximately 200 feet of fencing at the south plant; general manager Curtis Boschert noted that the fence needed to […]

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