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Clarksdale Police are seeking information on a shooting early Thursday morning that sent a man to a Memphis hospital. Police are also seeking information on three burglaries reported Wednesday.
CLARKSDALE, Miss. – On the sixth day of a 15-day plan to slow Corona Virus spreading, Americans were urged “to stay at home and save lives” by the White House task force during its press conference at noon Saturday.
States under official lockdown orders include New York, California, Washington.
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Fellisha Redmond McGee, 49, born Sept. 15, 1971, died March 7, 2020.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tutwiler with Pastor Gregory Buchana officiating. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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CPA Daniel Frey of J.E. Vance & Company, P.A. provided an annual audit report to the Coahoma Community College and Coahoma Early College High School board during Thursday’s meeting.
Frey provided a booklet of the audit for each board member and discussed some of the highlights.
When will I write my last coronavirus column or story for your Clarksdale Press Register?
I don’t know.
I do know I will not write a column next week that even mentions COVID-19.
Next week I’ll write about Good News!
Jim Pugh, 52, Owner/Operator of Southern Collision, passed away March 17, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday March 21, 2020 at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
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.
Robert Blake Ashmore was convicted this morning of first-degree murder of Mason Howard, 19, with a 12-gauge shotgun on April 9, 2016 and sentenced to life in prison under the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
The verdict came in a jury trial in second circuit judge Al Smith’s courtroom.
The Concerned Citizens of Clarksdale have had some of their issues with Clarksdale Public Utilities addressed, but other matters remain unsolved.
Ray Sykes is the organization’s president and George Fields is the vice president. They addressed several issues with utility rates during both CPU and town meetings in 2018.
Larry Earl Bradley, 66, of Athens, Ala., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in Huntsville, Ala.
Mr. Bradley was born Nov. 11, 1953 in Helena, Ark. He was a retired Engineer at Redstone Arsenal and a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.
Rosemary Gaston Bradford, 87, a longtime resident of Flowers Manor in Clarksdale, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at her home.
Mrs. Bradford was born in New Orleans on July 7, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlisle Gaston.
Clarksdale hosted a modest economic development event Friday and we host another one this week.