Katharine (Kitty) McCoy Bassett, 91, a resident of Arundel, died peacefully at home, Tuesday evening March 17, 2020 surrounded by her loving family after a long illness.
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As you see in today’s paper, the Coahoma County High School boys basketball team won its third Class 2A state championship in four years.
The Lady Red Panthers’ success cannot be forgotten either as they missed the title by one game. They continue to make the state tournament and fall just short.
Lee Academy seniors Brett Wilson and Anna Byrd both made contributions for their teams during the Class 3A-4A-5A MAIS All-Star Basketball Game at Jackson Prep March 6.
Johnny Lee McGloson Jr., 26, from Clarksdale died March 5, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Kathryn Cecile (Ready) Johnson died on March 11, 2020, culminating a long life, well-lived. She was born Feb. 17, 1931 in Austin, Texas, to Vida and Cecil Ready. She grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, moving there in the 6th grade and living on St. Mary’s Street.
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 following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Thu. Jan. 30 through Tue. Jan. 21, 2019.
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.
Jonestown Mayor Kenny Lester was picked up by the Hernando Police Department and placed in the DeSoto County Jail on three violations at 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, according to a representative from the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office.
Herman Andrew Jaco, Sr., 65, formerly of Clarksdale and of Hodges, Ala., passed away Monday May 20, 2019. Visitation is Thursday, May 23, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS.
Nathaniel Armstrong, one of the most well-known taxi drivers in this area, lived across from me and my family on McKinley Street for more than 45 years.
His death about two weeks ago started me thinking about the value of good neighbors and neighborhoods in general. I thought about how good a neighbor he really was.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, for Nov. 5 through Nov. 12, 2019.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarks-dale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.