Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: Blowing out candles today are Drew Brown and Martha Allen…happy birthday, Martha and Drew!
The Clarksdale Police Department has made an arrest in the Andy Harris case, and the suspect is a 12 year old juvenile. The case was the subject of intense speculation and debate over the last couple of weeks, with internet rumors flying in all directions. Harris was shot in the face on August 6 in the 200 block of Friars Point Road. Of course, since the suspect is a juvenile, little information could be released about the arrest. ClarksdaleInfo.com sat down with Police Chief Whit Read yesterday for the latest in our “One on One” series of interviews, and you can see that later today on our Videos Page. Chief Read said that the suspect will be charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault.
We reported about the data breach at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center last week, and now a class-action lawsuit has been filed in Alabama against NWMRMC operator Community Health Systems alleging that the company’s delay in announcing the breach left millions of customers unnecessarily exposed to identity theft. CHS operates 206 hospitals around the country, and more than 4.5 million patients nationwide had their personal information, including names, social security numbers, addresses, birth dates, and who knows what else. For more details, check out this article in the Nashville Business Journal.
Tonight is Trivia Night at Stone Pony Pizza…if you have not made it to the Pony on a Wednesday night, you are missing a lot of fun! Tonight’s Master of Ceremonies will be John Sherman, and he will have an entertaining evening prepared, you can be sure. Check out the Photo Gallery in the middle of this page for a look at last week’s fun…tonight’s contest begins at 7:00, so come out for some great food and good times on Delta Ave. and support a local business that has been one of the catalysts of our downtown revival.
Community Book Talks moved to Carnegie Public Library.
If you missed the update, Community Book Talks has been moved from the Coahoma County Higher Education Center to the Carnegie Public Library. Juan Williams of Fox News will be the speaker, and Chris Card of the Ranchero is providing the hors d’oeuvres, so come out tomorrow for an informative evening at the library.
The latest EfficientGov Newsletteris online…if you have never read it, it contains all kinds of useful information about cities and towns across the country that are finding unique ways to address the issues of local government.