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.
The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors managed to make a deal to keep the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center open, but there is still plenty of work to be done.
Local doctors throughout the county expressed those very sentiments.
The city of Clarksdale recently recognized its Employee of the Month and also named its Yards of the Month.
Lynn Logan, an employee in the city court clerk’s office, was named as the March Employee of the Month. The award was announced the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners meeting held Monday, March 11.
If you are caught committing a crime by the Clarkdale Police Department they will arrest you -- even if you claim to be Captain America.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, around 3:10 am, Clarksdale Police responded to the 1500 block of Lee Drive.
Mrs. Verdia Lee Howard Jones, of Clarksdale, died peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Clemmons, N.C., at the age of 90.
Following funeral services, she was laid to rest on Thursday, April 30, in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Winston-Salem, N.C.