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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.
The $2.2 trillion stimulus package just enacted by the U.S. Congress sports an incredible number.
With the U.S. population estimated at 331,002,651 March 30 that factors out to $6,646.47 per person. But don’t look for a check for that amount in the mail. There are others with their hand out, too.
The consultants charged with assessing Clarksdale’s hospital have asked their questions and have presented their report to Coahoma County Supervisors and answered many questions about the community’s hospital.
Ruby Kemp, 84, of Clarksdale died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cleveland.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Patrice Broomfield lacked size and joined a high school basketball team as a freshman that finished at the bottom of its district.
The Coahoma County High School boys are one game away from winning their third Class 2A state championship in four years.
Potts Camp, a former division opponent, is the one team standing in the way of the Red Panthers (23-10, 9-1). The Cardinals and Red Panthers will face off in the state championship at 3 p.m. Friday at Ole Miss.
Carolyn Joyce Clayton, 70, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, MS. Visitation is was 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.
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.
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.
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.
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 Coahoma Early College High School boys basketball team has opened the 2018-19 season with a 4-0 start.
The Tigers defeated Clarksdale High School 86-71, won at Leflore County 79-41, at Simmons 57-43 and at home against West Tallahatchie 84-61.
Heaven received another angel on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Mrs. Doris Evelyn Roark Furniss left her earthly home to join her Savior.
She was a devoted Christian mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Before she retired, she held many positions with JCPenney, including sales associate, department supervisor and office manager.
Birmingham, Ala., councilman John R. Hilliard was the guest speaker at the seventh annual Family and Youth Opportunities Division Inc. celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Isle of Capri hotel in Lula on Saturday night.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi awarded 77 grants in the first quarter of 2019.
Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will host an event in Coahoma County to allow businesses to sign up to do work with the state’s largest utilities.