Today's Top Stories

  The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Coahoama County jumped by its highest total yet Monday as 10 new cases of the disease were reported over the weekend.
  Governor Tate Reeves announced Friday that Safer-At-Home will be extended one week but he also eased restrictions on outdoor events and recreational facilities.
I suspect, when this is all over, one lasting effect of COVID-19 will be loss of trust.
  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...
  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...



Cozetta Maiden White

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.

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.



Richard Winston 'Wimpy' Gilbert

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.





Kelley Williams: New Normal Filled with Mistrust

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

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). 




Auditor collects $1.3 million in stolen funds

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

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.


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