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.
Coahoma County reported its seventh death from COVID-19 Friday, but the MSDH clarified the death happened between May 11 and July 7 and was based on the death certificate report that listed the county of residence.
Gov. Tate Reeves signed HB 1586 Tuesday clearing the way for Coahoma County to borrow up to $4 million from the Hospital Trust Fund to build the Jonestown Bypass and finish construction of the Justice Center and County Fire Station.
Virginia Lane Hite, 85, a retired nurse with The Women’s Clinic and of Tuscumbia, Ala., and formally of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at home.
Robert Earl Riley, 66, of Cleveland died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
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.
At a special Clarksdale Public Utilities meeting on Dec. 18, 2018, general manager Curtis Boschert presented a potential power contract with the company NextEra that could save CPU $1 million in the next seven years and keep customers’ rates from increasing.
Coahoma County High School is on a four-game losing streak after losing the Region 3-2A opener at Madison Palmer Friday night 58-14.
Tarkevius Logan caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lamont Lee. Lee completed the 2-point conversion pass to Logan. Clintavious Davis ran for a 4-yard touchdown.
Dr. Mary Frances Dear-Moton, president/CEO of Family and Youth Opportunities Division Inc., wanted to take her summer job readiness program students for ages 15 and 16 on a field trip this year.
The funds were unavailable, so Moton decided to take everyone to Clarksdale city hall and meet elected officials Thursday morning.
IIt was a one-sided matchup from the get-go as Coahoma Early College High School won its third straight when it traveled to the home of cross-town rival Coahoma County Thursday night 42-8.
The Tigers (3-1) took a 36-0 halftime lead and there was a running clock throughout the second half.