Virginia Lane Hite, 85, a retired nurse with The Women’s Clinic and of Tuscumbia, Ala., and formally of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at home.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has reported four fatalities over the July 4th Weekend.
Throughout the period, MHP issued 4378 citations with 116 DUI arrests. A total of 137 crashes were investigated including four fatalities and 43 injuries on state, federal highways, and interstate systems.
They held a parade and only Billy came to it.
Billy Hopkins was hesitant to have a retirement party due to the COVID-19 pandemic after working for Farm Bureau Insurance in downtown Clarksdale for 43 years, so friends decided to just drive by and send him off with a reverse parade.
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.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two shootings with three people hit and hurt in these latest incidents of gun-violence.
Clarksdale reported two men shot in the chest last weekend and reports of shots fired in Clarksdale are being reported routinely to police.
Willie "Bernice" Gavin, 60, of Clarksdale, died June 11, 2020 at Merit Health of Clarksdale.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Willie Dawson officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 at Woolf Funeral Home.
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 Clarksdale 10-year-old baseball all-stars finished second in the south district in the state tournament in Indianola earlier in the month.
The next stop for the all-stars will be the World Series in Southaven this weekend.
A former colonel in the U.S. Army believes the best way to stop juvenile crime is to reach out and assist children in their earliest stages, including their years as an infant.
I’ve been around the newspaper business for about 49 of my 59 years, having started out in this profession throwing papers at the tender age of ten in West Point.
Delivering newspapers every afternoon five days a week and then trying to collect for your services on weekends will teach you a lot about business and people.
The Clarksdale 12-year-old baseball all-stars had their final state tournament together in Indianola earlier in the month and finished runner-up in the west bracket.
“This is it for us as far as baseball,” coach Chad Moser said. “There’s no other league, so it’s been fun coaching them.”