Daisy Ethel Virginia Smith Boehm, 79, passed away June 16, 2020, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Monday June 22, 2020 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March, all sorts of questions entered my mind when it came to local sports.
I raised some of those issues in previous columns, but I figured as the days, weeks and months progressed; we would have a much better idea of the direction for 2020-21 sports in Coahoma County.
There are two articles on the front of your Clarksdale Press Register today that we urge you to read carefully.
One deals with requiring city employees to wear mask and asking the rest of us to do the same and the other deals with policy changes for city employees and specifically police.
Katie Robinson, 86, of Clarksdale, born June 29, 1933, died.
Funeral services were noon May 30 with Bishop Clayton officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Missisippi State University has named is spring 2020 graduates, including students from Clarksdale.
Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU.
Nathaniel Moore, 61, of Clarksdale, born April 10, 1959, died.
Funeral services were May 29. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 28 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Thomas Winfred Moreland, 81, a retired Shop Foreman for Temperature Control, died June 25, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation is 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 4 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens in Lyon.
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.
The Lee Academy boys and girls varsity teams both dropped district games at Bayou Academy on Tuesday night.
The Colts (6-11, 0-5) lost 75-30, while the Fillies (9-8, 0-5) lost 53-44.
Anna Byrd led the Fillies with 18 points, while Emily Moser finished with 12.
The Lee junior high boys lost 58-32.
The CARES Animal Shelter will be hosting a grand opening, ribbon cutting and fundraiser this Thursday and Friday with the an art show called “Art For Animals.”
Please stop by my window
My office looks out on Second Street and I can see what once was the main commercial corner of our community.
Two banks and two big retail stores once stood at the corner of Yazoo and Second.
DJ Hawkins has come a long way and he’s asking his hometown to help him go a little farther.
Millsaps College senior DJ Hawkins has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and study in Russia as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). A bio-chemistry major from Clarksdale, Hawkins plans to pursue a career as a gastroenterologist.