Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.
“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”
Dennis E. Thomas, 50, of Jonestown Died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is at noon June 6, 2020 at the Timothy Burrel Building in Jonestown with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding.
Sammy L. Cotton, 67, of Clarksdale died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. June 6, 2020 with Pastor Kenny Watson presiding.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
One new case of coronavirus was confirmed in the community today with Coahoma County now reporting 128 cases over the past 78 days of the pandemic.
The county has recorded 26 cases of the disease over the past 14 days after two weeks of intense testing around the county uncover more cases.
More testing has turned up more cases of COVID-19 in Coahoama County with five new cases reported Wednesday and ten new cases reported over the holiday weekend.
William R. "Buddy" Jackson, 95, of Marks, Francis Landing Hunting Club, and Senatobia, passed away May 1, 2020 at Oxford Baptist Hospital. He was born in Sledge and was a long-time resident and businessman in Marks.
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.
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.
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.
Coahoma Community College's Baseball has made a lot of progress in the last two seasons. The progress took flight in 2017 when the Tigers went 20-24, 8-18 MACJC. The players persevered in 2018, finishing 23-23, 11-17 MACJC, although falling one game short of making the MACJC playoffs.
Willie Staten, 68, of Clarksdale died Oct. 4, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service is noon Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Louis Cotton officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
A committee will monitor murals in Clarksdale after the Board of Mayor and Commissioners voted earlier this month to form a group and establish a policy and procedure that will reflect the views and concerns of the community..