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 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.
Joe Jackson, 72, of Tutwiler died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
It’s now six months since COVID-19 became a household word. Let’s breath a sigh of relief that it wasn’t anything as bad as the Spanish Flu of 1918.
The Spanish Flu death rate was 6,300 people per million, mainly young adults in the prime of life.
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.
The start of a $5 million series of city projects in Clarksdale began with a simple groundbreaking for a new sidewalk this week.
City officials and residents to benefit from the first project held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon before beginning the installation of new sidewalks on Madison Avenue.
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.
Clarksdale residents and businesses got some good news Monday when bids were opened to handle the city’s municipal waste needs.
Republic Services, who currently handles Clarksdale’s garbage needs, was the only company to submit a bid.
Samuel Johnson, 68, of Jackson, Tenn., died May 21, 2019 of natural causes.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale. The Rev. Luster C. Tyler II will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Eagle Church Cemetery in Dublin.
Last Thursday, Coahoma’s renowned high school coach received the one award missing from his arsenal. Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. awarded Derrick Moore of Coahoma County High School “Coach of the Year” for boys’ basketball.
Coahoma County will be the site of a one-day coronavirus testing for those who think they may have been exposed to the disease.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will open two mobile COVID-19 testing sites Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Clarkdale native Felichia Fields, assistant executive director at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, has been recognized as a top leader in the field of long-term care and senior care.
Fields was named a Rising Star in the nationwide 2019 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards.