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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.
Robert Earl Burnside, Sr., 69, born March 25, 1950, died at his home March 5, 2020.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. Luster Tyler officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020.
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.
Juanita White, 75, of Clarksdale died March 16, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. March 28, 2020 Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 1
Nothing was taken from a residence burglarized in the 600 block of Florida Street.
Over $1,000 was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Pearson Street, while a business in the 400 block of North State Street suffered the loss of power tools and hand tools in a burglary.
The three Clarksdale Public Utilities employees currently suspended said they all hope to come back to work once their suspensions are completed.
The trio doesn’t believe there is any merit to the investigation currently being conducted, however they say there are personal agendas at play.
Getting the most bang for taxpayer bucks is the top priority of the Coahoma County Supervisors.
Supervisors heard budget requests from various agencies and departments last week as they begin the process of putting together their 2019-20 budget.
A house collapsed into Moon Lake this week prompting locals to ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to look into environmental problems with property up and down the lake.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered / Missing Child Alert for Kamrone Lee, 16, of Greenville, Washington County.
He is described as a black male, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, weighing 90-pounds with black, braided hair and brown eyes.