The Clarksdale Police Department has chased and caught a fleeing vehicle and the incident has resulted in felony charges against the driver.
Police attempted to pull over a red Kia about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and when it failed to stop police pursued it until it wrecked.
The number of coronavirus cases in Coahoma County continues to climb, but the number of fatalities has remained steady.
Coahoma County topped 500 cases on Saturday and is poised to add 100 by the weekend. The number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 stands at seven and has for July 20.
Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
Willie Mae Edwards, 62, of Clarksdale died Friday, July 25, 2020 at home.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 1;30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Clarksdale.
For the past 122 days Coahoma County has averaged about two cases of COVID-19 a day, but it suddenly spiked this past weekend and local and state health authorities are searching through data on what led to the sudden increase.
Ruben Burch Jr., 73, of Lyon died July 16, 2020 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. July 24, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service will be sometime next week at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.
Michael Anthony Pinkston, 67, a medical technologist from Clarksdale, died July 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday July 24, 2020 at Memorial Gardens in Lyon with burial in the Memorial Gardens. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
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.
Recount will not affect other races or Aug. 27 runoff election
Four Coahoma County Democratic candidates are asking for an examination of ballot boxes for a wide range of reasons, including alleged voter fraud and polling place errors following the Aug. 6 primary election.
Ca’Stancia Leroyce Sonley, 37, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
A family viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
FedEx Corp. is supporting free admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. The museums will also be open free of charge Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19.
There was a mass reunion of former Clarksdale-Coahoma High School students on the weekend of May 4-5 in Clarksdale. There was a fish fry held at the Chapel at Hopson, catered by Sasha Mouty. And on Saturday night, there was a dinner and dance at the Clarksdale Country Club with music provided by the Doo Vays.
It is said a community gets the kind of newspaper it deserves, and Clarksdale deserves the best!
The Clarksdale Press Register earned six First Place awards, two Second Place awards and seven Third Place awards in the 2020 Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest this past week.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.
Ray Jeffery James, 62, of Charlotte, N.C. died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Levin and Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte, N.C.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Education announced today the addition of nearly 200 experienced and highly regarded professionals from across the state to serve on the Mississippi Teacher Council (MTC).