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First Nursing Home Case Reported In County

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.




Rash of burglaries reported in Clarksdale

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

It’s summertime and burglaries – especially auto burglaries – are the crime of the season as crooks and juveniles look for easy opportunities to steal.

Police ask that you please lock your doors, park in lighted areas and anyone who sees someone suspicious lurking around vehicles to please call police and they will respond.


Care Station to host fourth mobile food pantry

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

COVID-19 stopped many businesses and institutions, but it has not stopped CARE Station from serving the hungry of this community.

The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank will host their fourth mobile food pantry distribution at the Expo Center next week. Approximately 13-tons of food was distributed in their last effort.


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A Parade for Billy

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

They held a parade and only Billy came to it.

Billy Hopkins was hesitant to have a retirement party due to the COVID-19 pandemic after working for Farm Bureau Insurance in downtown Clarksdale for 43 years, so friends decided to just drive by and send him off with a reverse parade.


Wilma J. Prine

Wilma J. Prine, 86, of Lurand, a homemaker, left this earth on Sunday June 21, 2020 to be wrapped in the arms of Jesus.

She was a member of the Sumner Church of God for over 50 years.  She loved to sing in the choir for the Lord.




Tyrus Khalil McCraney

Tyrus Khalil McCraney, 0, of Robinsonville died July 10, 2020 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.  Graveside service is 11 a.m. July 18, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Glenn Newson presiding. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.


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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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Willie Wayne Davis Bolen

Willie Wayne Davis Bolen was also known as “Silly Willie” by her late husband Jack Bolen and had changed her name to Betty Sue in 1955. She was the daughter of the late Alliene and Ira Wilson and the late Eddie Davis who passed away when she was a young child.


St. Elizabeth School's backpack project helps feed area school children

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Students from St. Elizabeth Catholic School are participating in a “backpack project” to help feed needy children who would otherwise have to go hungry all weekend.

This is the third year of the project and Immaculate Conception and St. Elizabeth Catholic churches partnered to make it happen.




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Sherilyn Denise McGregory Jones, 48, of Clarksdale died July 9, 2020 at her residence.

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Sherilyn Denise McGregory Jones, 48, of Clarksdale died July 9, 2020 at her residence.