Bishop T.T. Scott was Coahoma County’s first victim of the coronavirus this week with the leader of St. James Temple of God In Christ dying Friday of the disease that has strickened this nation, state and community.
The GOP party primary was delayed this week and elections to pick the mayor’s appointments to Clarksdale Public Utilities board of director and Clarksdale Municipal School District board of trustee has also been delayed.
Coahoma County saw the number of COVID-19 cases in the county rise by three Thursday with 35 confirmed cases of the disease now reported.
The uptick in cases was reflected Wednesday with two new cases and had followed a string of one new case over the previous five days for Coahoma County.
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.
The crush started at Walmart Thursday night as the community geared up for Gov. Tate Reeves' order to shelter in place until April 20.
The store was filled with people and sheriff’s deputies were called to enforce a one-person, one-buggy rule.
When will I write my last coronavirus column or story for your Clarksdale Press Register?
I don’t know.
I do know I will not write a column next week that even mentions COVID-19.
Next week I’ll write about Good News!
The $2.2 trillion stimulus package just enacted by the U.S. Congress sports an incredible number.
With the U.S. population estimated at 331,002,651 March 30 that factors out to $6,646.47 per person. But don’t look for a check for that amount in the mail. There are others with their hand out, too.
Authorities in the region are seeking information on the shooting of a juvenile in Tunica County and are asking for the community's help.
Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 1:03 a.m. Monday stating shots had been fired at 1125 Prichard Road in Tunica and one person as hurt.