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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.
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!
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, March 25 through March 31, 2020.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Presidential Democratic Primary in Coahoma County with 2,382 votes (76.81 percent), while incumbent President Donald Trump won the Republican Primary with 203 votes (96.67 percent).
Steve Kolbus & the Clarksdale Blues Revue band raised $550 for the Clarksdale Care Station during its 10-year anniversary celebration at Ground Zero Blues Club Friday night.
Sponsors donated a total of $500, $30 came from CD sales, and individuals at the celebration donated $20.
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 Clarksdale High School baseball team improved to 5-1 on the season with an 8-5 win at home against Charleston Monday morning.
Last Thursday, Coahoma’s renowned high school coach received the one award missing from his arsenal. Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. awarded Derrick Moore of Coahoma County High School “Coach of the Year” for boys’ basketball.
Curtis J. Manus, 84, a retired from D&L, died May 15, 2019 at his home in Clarksdale. Visitation is Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 10 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Eddie Charles “Smitty” Smith was born on Nov. 27, 1935, to the late Emres and Rosie Lee Cole-Smith in Friars Point. He passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.
Smitty joined Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. L. C. Tyler.
Weather created issues on the Saturday of Juke Joint Festival weekend for the third consecutive year.
Heavy rain and storms caused vendors throughout downtown Clarksdale to leave early in the day.