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.
Mary Anderson Price, 67, of Clarksdale, died July 13, 2020.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. LC Tyler II officiating. Burial is at Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020.
The following area students were named to the Northwest Mississippi Community College President’s and Vice President’s list.
The President's List includes students completing a minimum of 12 academic hours with a 3.75 or better average in a four-point system.
The City of Clarksdale hosted its quarterly forum at the Clarksdale Civic Center last year and politely asked the community to step up to the microphone and voice their concerns over issues facing the city.
The plan is Coahoma Early College High School students to attend school in person twice a week and have online learning every Monday for the 2020-21 school year.
CECHS principal Cloretha Jamison outlined the hybrid model she will use in response to the coronavirus pandemic during the Coahoma Community College and CECHS board meeting Monday morning.
Willie B. Miller, 78, born in February 1942, died in Oxford.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Graveside is at Rome Cemetery. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling 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.
An inch of rain that fell steadily on Thursday, Dec. 27 and the threat of even more rain on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3 has Clarksdale and Coahoma County residents living in flood-prone areas keeping a wary eye on the Big and Little Sunflower rivers.
A simple traffic stop has prompted the arrest of a Clarksdale man for possession of drugs and could lead to more charges.
Clarksdale police were patrolling the area of State Street and Highway 322 Wednesday morning and pulled over a motorist for not wearing a seat belt.
A 25-year old is dead after being shot in an alley in west Clarksdale Friday morning.
Police were called to the 600 block of Catalpa Street about 11 a.m. in reference to a shooting and when officers arrived they found Robert Johnson, a black male, suffering severe gunshot wounds.
The leader of a company that has transformed the lives of 10,000 young adults living in rural India believes his American venture can produce similar results in Clarksdale and Coahoma County.
While much of the nation’s attention was focused on the U.S. Senate race in Mississippi in Tuesday’s runoff election, Coahoma County voters were also deciding who would occupy a seat on a little-known board that is about as far from D.C. as one can get.