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.
James Frank Surface Jr. passed away on July 17, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fla. at the age of 82.
The health of students is of primary concern to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and Mississippi schools and the following guidelines are designed to provide basic information and procedures regarding viruses in schools.
Restore My City will host a Community Cleanup Day from 7 a.m. until noon Aug. 28 along with city crews.
Plans are to start at the corner of Grant and MLK and pick up litter and tidy up the neighborhood.
Litter and unkept property attracts crime and hinders economic development.
DeAndre Tyson, 11, of St. Paul, Minn., died July 23, 2020.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 at Friars Point Cemetery with Pastor Johnny Elmore presiding.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
With festivals closing left and right around the state, the Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival is making plans to host this year’s event as an online experience.
Final plans are being made to host the 28th annual Tennessee Williams Festival on Oct. 15- 17.
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.
Josephine Ellen Johnston, 62, of Clarksdale, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at her home.
She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Clarksdale.
Arthur Joe Moore, 47, of Clarksdale died July 8, 2020.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Carris Chapel Church Cemetery in Clarksdale with Pastor S.C. Collins officiating. Visitation is 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 17 at Stringer-Redmon Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale.
James Edward Davis, 70, of Clarksdale born April 27, 1950, died.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. June 12. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was at Century Funeral Home from noon to 5 p.m. June 11.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Carol Fullilove, 71, of Duncan, Miss., a homemaker, retired kindergarten teacher at Clarksdale Baptist School and former owner of Coffee & More Inc., died Monday, April 23, 2018, at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, Miss.