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Expectations are sky high for eighth grader Irieyonia “Mook” Jackson’s basketball career at Coahoma Early College High School.
Jackson, a point guard, comes from the town of Coahoma and has been preparing for the big stage with the Lady Tigers since her career began in third grade at Jonestown Elementary School.
Coahoma Early College High School assistant basketball coach Thomas Williams Sr., whose nickname is “ESPNTom,” is recognizing achievements of players in Coahoma County with his first ESPNTom All-State Basketball Team for the 2019-20 season.
Williams Sr. named one team for the boys and another for the girls with 10 athletes each.
Dollie Mae Blue, 67, of Clarksdale died April 4, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Stringer-Redmon Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Coahoma County saw the number of COVID-19 cases in the county once again increase by only one Tuesday to 30 confirmed cases of the disease.
The community reported its first case of the disease on March 18 and its first death Saturday.
Davaline Taylor Walker passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at age 50, at her residence in Hiram, Ga. She was born on June 28, 1969 in Clarksdale to David Taylor and Hattie Taylor. She attended Coahoma Community College, University of Mississippi, Bellevue University of Omaha, Ne., and received BS and MBA degrees.
Della Mae Willis, 66, of Clarksdale died March 17, 2020.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Second Baptist Church in Duncan with the Rev. Jeffery Butler officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020.
Woolf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
One person has been shot by law enforcement as sheriff’s deputies tried to serve a search warrant on a house in Clarkdsale.
Coahoma County Sheriff Charles Jones said no officers were injured, but a man was shot and later taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis Monday morning.
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.
Mary Bryant of Clarksdale died Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Clarksdale. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019.
Century Funeral Home will direct funeral services.
Larry Earl Bradley, 66, of Athens, Ala., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in Huntsville, Ala.
Mr. Bradley was born Nov. 11, 1953 in Helena, Ark. He was a retired Engineer at Redstone Arsenal and a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.
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.
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.