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The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, March 25 through March 31, 2020.
  A higher than normal COVID-19 infection count and easy accessibility to Memphis, Arkansas and the heart of the Mississippi Delta are reasons Coahoma County was chosen as one of the state’s first...
  Authorities in the region are seeking information on the shooting of a juvenile in Tunica County and are asking for the community's help.
  Supervisors and CHS have charted a course and are working to improve healthcare in Clarksdale.



Juggling Act

By JOSH TROY,

Coahoma County’s population has decreased by close to 3,000 residents since 2010, according to U.S. Census data, and local high school coaches are feeling the impact with fewer talented athletes on their teams.

The estimated population was 26,145 in 2010 and it dropped to an estimated 23,154 in 2017.


Eleanor Herren

Eleanor Herren

Aug. 6, 2018

Eleanor Herren, 86, of Lilburn, Ga., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Oscar Herren, in 2013.







Troy Lee Jones

Troy Lee Jones

Aug. 2, 2018

Troy Lee Jones, 55, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Baptist Methodist Hospital in Southaven.

Born on July 8, 1963, in Shelby, he was a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, earning a bachelor’s degree.



Lizzie Young

Lizzie Young

Aug. 1, 2018

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, Lizzie Young, wife, mother and sister, passed away at the age of 83 years.


Shirley Brown Cole

Shirley Brown Cole

Aug. 4, 2018

Shirley Brown Cole, 67, died on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at her residence.

She retired from the Clarksdale Municipal School District as food service director in 2013.


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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.