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.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank are giving a “One! Two!” punch to hunger in Coahoma County.
The Mid-South Food Bank (MSFB) hosted a food giveaway Thursday at the Expo Center barn and the Care Station, on Monday, hosted its fourth food pantry, giving away more than 25,000-pounds of food.
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.
It is said a community gets the kind of newspaper it deserves, and Clarksdale deserves the best!
The Clarksdale Press Register earned six First Place awards, two Second Place awards and seven Third Place awards in the 2020 Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest this past week.
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.
Activity report for Tuesday, Jan. 15
* 1700 block of Sommers Street. Jalen Ross was shot in the arm and leg while sitting in a vehicle on Sommers Street. Malik Howard was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in reference to the incident.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School is teaching students financial lessons at a very young age.
Every child at the school has the opportunity to open a traditional savings account set up at Southern Bancorp to help pay for college.
Irene Griffin Cooley, 83, died May 4, 2018, in Rome.
Visitation is Friday, May 11, 2018, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Century Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at King Temple Church. Presiding minister will be announced.
Century Funeral Home in Clarksdale is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will let out early today for the weather.
Light snow Tuesday morning prompted the school to announce at 10:30 a.m. they will be sending children home at 2:30 p.m..
Linda Johnson Kemp, 65, of Atlanta, Ga. died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Christian City Nursing Center in Union City, Ga.
A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Oct.25, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home at 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.
Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.