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.
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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.
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.
Coahoma County will be the site of a one-day coronavirus testing for those who think they may have been exposed to the disease.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will open two mobile COVID-19 testing sites Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
Clarksdale High School’s girls basketball program went from worst to first in its division during Greg Wilson’s second season as head coach in 2016-17 with a handful of freshman making immediate contributions.
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.
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.
Johnny Lee McGloson Jr., 26, from Clarksdale died March 5, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Peacock, to Joshua Davis Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Robert Fowler of 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.
Police activity report for Wednesday, March 13
* 800 block of State Street (Jimmy’s Portable Buildings). Nothing was taken.
* 600 block of State Street (Circle K). U.S. currency and a couple of credit cards were taken.
Clarksdale, Coahoma get “F” from state.
The Clarksdale Municipal and Coahoma County school districts received failing grades for the second consecutive year with the Mississippi Department of Education releasing the latest letter grades for districts Tuesday afternoon.
Is magic in the water at Friars Point?
Blues legend Robert Johnson not only played there outside Hirsburg’s Drug Store, his lyrics from “Traveling Riverside Blues” are immortalized all the way “across the pond” to the repertoires of Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin.
Pleasant Valley Church pastor John Givins was sick during Christmas more than eight years ago and was unable to celebrate with his family.
Patricia Clark, 50, of Clarksdale died Friday, February 28, 2020 at home in Clarksdale.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.