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Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
Cozetta Maiden White, 97, of Clarksdale died Monday, May 25, 2020 in Cordova, Tenn.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
Eddie Bee Jr., 68, of Friars Point died at Merit Health in Clarksdale.
Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. May 29, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Lifelong Clarksdale resident, Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert, 89, passed away on May 20, 2020, at N.W.R.M.C. He graduated from Clarksdale High School, Delta State College and the School of Banking at LSU. He was retired from United Southern Bank as a Senior Vice-President.
James Britt (J.B.) Herrin, Jr., a longtime resident of Clarksdale, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2020 into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by the love and devotion of his family.
I suspect, when this is all over, one lasting effect of COVID-19 will be loss of trust.
Loss of trust in experts and other nannies, in governors, in mayors, in local police, in the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration — and in the media (which didn’t have much to start with).
Bipartisan legislation to help states, counties and municipalities offset the revenue losses caused by COVID-19 shelter-at-home decrees is being hammered out by Congress.
An estimated $500 billion in federal dollars will trickle down to Mississippi, Coahoama County, Clarksdale and ultimately those doing business with the city, county and state.
State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $1.3 million back to Mississippi taxpayers last month in stolen or misused funds.
Auditors from the state routinely check and double check the files and funds of both city and county government and are often tipped off by employees of government about abuses and possible theft and fraud.