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.
Evelyn Marie Campassi Demilio was born in Clarksdale, Miss. On Feb. 16, 1925. She died on Aug.
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.
Arthur Joe Moore, 47, of Clarksdale died July 8, 2020.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Carris Chapel Church Cemetery in Clarksdale with Pastor S.C. Collins officiating. Visitation is 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 17 at Stringer-Redmon Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale.
Robin Ann Jones, 60, born May 26, dies in Clarksdale.
Funeral service is noon Thursday, July 23, 2020. Graveside is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
William Slaughter, 73, of Tutwiler died Monday, July 20, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Frison Chapel Church Cemetery in Brazil, Miss.
People who choose to live in town give up some choices when they move inside the city limits.
Laws and ordinances let us know what the rules are and are designed to protect the quality of life for the thousands of people – young and old, rich and poor, black and white – who live in town.
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.
Chris Chicorelli, assistant fire chief with the Clarksdale Fire Department, holds a plaque with a golden ax that was presented to him by the city during Monday’s meeting of the mayor and board of commissioners at City Hall.
At right is Clarksdale Fire Chief Rocky Nabors, who made the presentation.
Coahoma Community College softball is making strides toward becoming a winning program in the MACJC Conference. Head Coach Erin Smith knows how tough the conference is but believes that Coahoma has the skills to outplay any team. The Lady Tigers are looking to improve in 2019 with a great deal of experience and promising future talent.
Debra Ann Mooney, an Office Manager, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home with burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in West Helena, Ark.
Jackson Payno, Jr., 65, died Sept. 24, 2019 at Shelby Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 31, 1954 and his parents, Jackson Payno, Sr. and Queen E. Washington, preceded him in death.
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.