Virginia Lane Hite, 85, a retired nurse with The Women’s Clinic and of Tuscumbia, Ala., and formally of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at home.
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 Mississippi Highway Patrol has reported four fatalities over the July 4th Weekend.
Throughout the period, MHP issued 4378 citations with 116 DUI arrests. A total of 137 crashes were investigated including four fatalities and 43 injuries on state, federal highways, and interstate systems.
They held a parade and only Billy came to it.
Billy Hopkins was hesitant to have a retirement party due to the COVID-19 pandemic after working for Farm Bureau Insurance in downtown Clarksdale for 43 years, so friends decided to just drive by and send him off with a reverse parade.
Leroy Hubert Owens, 96, of Union City, Tenn., formerly of Clarksdale passed away at the Obion County Nursing home, on June 16, 2020.
Graveside services will be held in Clarksdale at Oakridge Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating.
This newspaper is hesitant to casually hang the moniker of hero on anyone and very careful about putting it on something as broad and impersonal as a field of employment. There are people who do their job poorly in all professions.
While COVID-19 is still out there, Mississippi is reporting single digit fatality numbers again and Coahoma County has only had six new cases in a week.
The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioner will consider making people in the public wear masks at it regular board meeting Monday.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two shootings over the weekend, one on Pecan Street and another at the Southern Inn, with three people injured in these incidents.
Clarksdale reported two men shot in the chest last weekend and reports of shots fired in Clarksdale are being called in routinely to police.
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.
Derlene Davis Patterson passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the age of 89. She was cared for by Caris Hospice at NHC in Columbia, S.C., as her Alzheimer’s advanced. A Visitation will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are at 10 a.m.
Tessie Lee Linley Crawford, 71, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home in Clarksdale.