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Whit Read, Ronnie Jefferson, Will Rooker of the Coahoma County Sheriff's Office.

Whit Read, Ronnie Jefferson and Will Rooker complete leadership skills certification

From The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office The LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CHALLENGING TIMES training program: Receiving certificates for completion of this course are Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office Commander Whit Read, Lieutenant Ronnie Jefferson and Master Sergeant Will Rooker. Today’s articles: New Shooting under investigation School teacher raises headed to Mississippi House for debate Three points more, […]

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Beware of a social security number scam

From WROX: Attorney General Jim Hood is warning Mississippians of a scam that tries to make you believe your Social Security Number has been suspended.  Hood says Social Security Numbers are never suspended but the callers claim to be from the government and say you need to reactive your SSN because it’s connected to fraud […]

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Coahoma County election update.

Final tally of challengers in Coahoma County elections this fall

Johnny Newson gets an opponent after all From WROX: All five Coahoma County supervisors will face opposition in this year’s election.  District 5 supervisor Will Young is being challenged by Shirley Fair, Mary Frances Dear-Moton and Roosevelt Lee Jr.  In District 4 Darron “Gucci” Griffin is running against incumbent Johnny Newson and Travis Haggan is […]

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Clarksdale jurisdiction issue raised by questionable City vote.

Atty Gen will not drop Melton case (so why was the City involved?)

Ok, the question still screams, why did the City vote on an issue outside of its jurisdiction? From WROX: In a front-page story the Press-Register says the Mississippi state attorney general will not drop the case against a former Clarksdale Public Utilities employee charged with nine counts of embezzlement.  Maple Melton allegedly transferred over $1800 […]

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Coahoma County Board of Supervisors.

Newson only Coahoma County Supervisor without reelection challenger

From WROX: Today is the last day for candidates to file papers to run for state and county offices this year.  District four supervisor Johnny Newson is the only Coahoma County supervisor without an opponent; four candidates are challenging Will Young for his district five seat while supervisors Paul Pearson, Pat Davis and Derrell Washington […]

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Clarksdale Board under hot seat for questionable decision.

WROX Update on City prosecution vote, Luckett contacts Atty. General

The public hot seat continues from questionable vote. From WROX: Clarksdale commissioner Bo Plunk believes the decision to drop the prosecution of Maple Melton is a matter for the courts and not within the city’s jurisdiction.  Plunk and Ward 2 commissioner Ken Murphey opposed dropping the case while Ward 3 commissioner Willie Turner, Ward 4 […]

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Clarksdale’s continuing crime wave

From WROX: Clarksdale’s crime wave continues.  Over the weekend police responded to two auto burglaries, a residential burglary and an armed robbery in which cash was taken from the Dollar Tree store on South State Street.  It’s the city’s second armed robbery in a less than a week; last Wednesday morning three men assaulted the […]

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City Board update: City takes questionable vote

The former administration fires 3 CPU Board Members for NOT letting it go, the current administration VOTES TO LET IT GO. From WROX: At the beginning of yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale city board, Ward 1 commissioner Bo Plunk moved to change his vote from “yay” to “nay” on a matter that came before the […]

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