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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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Arthur Evans and Jeremiah Smith, MS-Today teacher shortages cause increases in online education.

Online education programs evolve out of Mississippi teacher shortages

Teacher shortages force districts to use online education programs From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright and Kelsey Davis This is the second story in a three-part series about the teacher shortage in Mississippi, produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with Mississippi Today. Sign up […]

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Elaine Baker, Ph.D. holds a black history and poverty panel at Cohoma Community College.

CCC panel on Analysis of Historical Occurrence, The Poor People’s Campaign

Elaine Baker, Ph.D., Joins Panelists in Analysis of Historical Occurrence, The Poor People’s Campaign From COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE by Melody Dixon At a recent black history observance, Professor Emerita Elaine Baker, a guest panelist who taught social work at Albany State University, a historically black college located in Albany, Georgia, told attendees that people have […]

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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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Frazier Baker lynching marker, South Carolina.

2 Day in Civil Rights: mob attacks postmaster and family

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1898: After Frazier Baker is appointed postmaster of Sumter County, South Carolina, enraged local white people burn his home, fatally shoot him and his infant daughter, and wound his wife and other children. From EJI Timeline White Mob Attacks Black Postmaster and Family in South Carolina Lynching Frazier Baker was a […]

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Clarksdale arrests shooting suspect Berryhill

From WROX: Clarksdale police have arrested 23 year-old Martavious Berryhill in connection with the shooting of 19-year old Jamie Wright.  Berryhill, Wright and two others were riding in a vehicle Tuesday morning when Wright was shot in the head; he is being treated at a Memphis hospital.  Berrhyill surrendered to authorities Tuesday evening and is […]

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Michael Erickson sentenced for Southern Bank Corp fraud in Clarksdale.

More on Erickson Southern Bancorp fraud case

Bank Officer Sentenced for Fraud at Clarksdale bank From DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oxford, a former employee at a Clarkdale bank has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling funds from Southern Bancorp Bank.  Michael J. Erickson, age 42, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, was […]

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Bruce Levingston.

“Citizen” album gets international honor for Bruce Levingston

Acclaim for UM Pianist Draws Worldwide Attention to State, University New album, London concerts mark notable start of 2019 for Levingston From DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL by Jonathan Scott The month of January brought positive attention to the University of Mississippi and the state as Bruce Levingston, internationally renowned concert pianist and holder of UM’s Fant […]

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Clarksdale school teacher, Kaitlyn Barton.

Mississippi Delta teacher shortages at crisis

After years of inaction, Delta teacher shortage reaches ‘crisis’ levels From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright and Kelsey Davis This is the first story in a three-part series about the teacher shortage in Mississippi, produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with Mississippi Today. Sign […]

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