On Sunday, May 31, 2020, Helen Walk Bowman, loving mother of two daughters passed away at the age of 82.
James Edward Davis, 70, of Clarksdale, born April 27, 1950, died.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. June 12 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is at Century Funeral Home from 1 to 5 p.m. June 11.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Katie Robinson, 86, of Clarksdale, born June 29, 1933, died.
Funeral services were noon May 30 with Bishop Clayton officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Willie V. Dawson, 95, of Clarksdale, born Feb. 12, 1925, died.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. May 30 with Bishop Dawson officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral home handled arrangements.
For the second consecutive year, Coahoma Community College has won The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The college has beaten out 60 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to win a competitive $50,000 grant.
With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting the daily lives of many individuals, retired longtime Clarksdale Municipal School District coach and athletic director Curtis Kemp Sr. decided to give something back to the children in the community.
Bipartisan legislation to help states, counties and municipalities offset the revenue losses caused by COVID-19 shelter-at-home decrees is being hammered out by Congress.
An estimated $500 billion in federal dollars will trickle down to Mississippi, Coahoama County, Clarksdale and ultimately those doing business with the city, county and state.
Clarksdale, Mississippi and the nation have poked their heads up out of the sand and are now talking about how we are going to extract ourselve from the shutdown of 2020.
Blame it on CNN, New York Mayor Como, President Donald Trump or our local officials if you like.
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.
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.
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.
Aroneshia Smith, 25, died May 6, 2018, in Jefferson County, Ark.
Visitation is Friday, May 11, 2018, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Century Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Watkins presiding. Burial will follow at McLaurin Memorial Gardens
I would like to take this time to say thank you.
Once again, many of you have opened your hearts and your homes to me. From downtown to the neighborhoods and out in the county, you have been so kind and generous.
I do honestly do appreciate you all.
Howard Smith was called to his reward on May 4, 2018, as a result of a heart attack, reaching the age of 83.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1935, in Chickasha, Okla., to Dan and Lena Smith. He was the fourth child in a family of 12 children. At the age of 2, he moved with his family to DeRidder, La.
Clarksdale’s oldest Blues festival wows the crowds
The weather was hot, but the music, food and fun were hotter.
The 2019 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival saw good crowd attend Clarksdale’s oldest Blues festival which was being held for the 32nd year.