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Richard Ira Gates

Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest

Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.






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Della Mae Johnson

Della Mae Johnson, 96, Marks Ms.Died April 11, 2020 at her residence. Public Viewing was 2 to 5 p.m. on April 17, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside Service was held at noonApril 18, 2020 at Johnson Family Cemetery in Lambert. with Pastor Terry Myles presiding.



Volunteers and staff members at the Rev. S. L. A. Jones Activity Center

By TROY CATCHINGS,

Volunteers and staff members at the Rev. S. L. A. Jones Activity Center are all smiles as they wait to give away the nice prizes in the background at a recent event at the center.  Pictured are, from left, Jennifer Walton, Trey Hamby, Gertrude Vincent, Roderick Gordon and Patricia Payno.



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.


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