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Mississippi church burning.

Not your usual Mississippi church burning (Trump voters didn’t do it)

From WROX: A member of a black church in Greenville has pleaded guilty to arson.  Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was burned and spray painted with the slogan “Vote Trump” a week before the 2016 presidential election. Investigators believe the graffiti was intended as a distraction to make the arson appear politically motivated.  47-year old Andrew […]

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Needy Helena, AK woman hits powerball jackpot.

A Helena woman in need hits a $150,000 jackpot

Every now and then something wonderful happens! From WROX: A month after her house burned down, a Helena-West Helena woman won a $150,000 Powerball jackpot.  LeAndra Clay’s ticket for the March 23rd drawing had four white numbers and the Powerball number to win $50,000; the Power Play tripled her prize. Clay said she had been […]

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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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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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