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Clarksdale police and panhandlers.

Clarksdale Police… and aggressive Panhandlers!

From WROX: Incidents involving aggressive panhandlers have kept Clarksdale police busy this week.  After being held briefly earlier this month William Michael Hunter, also known as “Dollar Bill” has been seen walking in the middle of busy streets and harassing residents. Another individual was arrested after an aggravated assault Monday morning in the 200 block […]

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City Hall, Clarksdale.

Community Police Forum this Thursday evening

From WROX: The city of Clarksdale will host a community police forum next Thursday, April 4th at 5:30 in the Civic Auditorium on Third Street.  Results of earlier public meetings and surveys on safety will be shared and citizens will be able to ask questions of police officials.  For more information about the forum, call […]

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Government support to treat opioid abuse.

Mississippi gets funding to treat opioid abuse

From WROX: Mississippi has been awarded nearly $4 million to treat opioid addiction.  The State Opioid Response Grant allows Mississippi to expand the availability of medication and treatments to areas that don’t have easy access to care, according to Senator Cyndi Hyde-Smith.  Mississippi was awarded $11.5 million during Fiscal Year 2018 through the federal department […]

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Top of the Mississippi Capiitol building.

Landowners Protection Act headed to Gov. Bryant

From WROX: A bill that would make it harder for people to sue Mississippi property owners for some injuries is headed to Governor Phil Bryant for his signature or veto.  On Tuesday the state Senate voted 31-21 to concur with changes that the House made to Senate Bill 2901.  The Landowners Protection Act says a […]

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Piggly Wiggly, Clarksdale.

Sports Complex Board can’t get quorum, again!

If a Board can’t meet regularly, with a quorum, is there a problem? From WROX: This article also contains opinion. Members of the press outnumbered board members in attendance at Clarksdale’s Quality of Life commission meeting on Tuesday.  Without a quorum no business was conducted, but city attorney Melvin Miller said he expects plans for […]

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Mississippi Abortion Law.

Mississippi Gov. Bryant to sign strict abortion law today

From WROX: Governor Phil Bryant will sign Senate Bill 2116 into law today, giving Mississippi one of the strictest abortion lawns in the nation.  The “heartbeat bill” prohibits abortions as soon as a fetus has a detectable heartbeat…typically around six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy.  Abortions could be performed if the mother’s life is at […]

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Clarksdale Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber MEC luncheon attracts 50 biz and community leaders

From WROX: Mississippi Economic Council president Scott Waller joined Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce director Jon Levingston Tuesday to welcome about 50 business and community leaders to a lunch meeting in Clarksdale.  MEC serves as the Chamber of Commerce for the state; the gathering was to collect from the attendees about the Delta’s labor force, […]

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Mississippi Dept Corrections

MDOC accepting job apps, 5% immediate pay increase w College experience

From WROX: The Mississippi Department of Corrections is accepting applications for correctional officers and offering an immediate five percent increase in starting pay for those with a college degree or experience.  Starting pay for those without a degree or experience is $2,075.27 a month; the five percent increase puts the starting pay at $2,179 monthly. […]

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Mississippi Lottery

Will Mississippi lottery tickets be available this year?

From WROX: Mississippi Lottery tickets could be available before the end of this year.  Gerard Gibert says the lottery board will soon begin choosing banking services and hiring a president to run the day-to-day business of the lottery; he also hopes Mississippi will be accepted for multistate big-dollar games like Powerball by early 2020.  Mississippi […]

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MS Senate balks at $4,000 teacher pay raise

Senate balks at $4,000 teacher pay raise passed by House, cite ‘other competing needs’ From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Kayleigh Skinner and Bobby Harrison The Mississippi House of Representatives has taken a bold stance on teacher pay raises, but the final amount of extra money teachers see on their paychecks will likely be worked out behind […]

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