The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18, 2020.
MON. MAY 18
Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of North State Street at 9:11 p.m. in reference to a shooting into a vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Veronica Jenkins and she stated that she was at TigerMart, when she heard several gunshots outside the building.
Jenkins said she came out to find her vehicle along with several other vehicles had been hit by gun fire.
Officers searched the area and found several shell casing in the Daylight Donut shop parking lot.
The case was assigned to Investigator M. Dawson.
On Monday morning around 12:17 a.m. officers responded to 439 South State Street in reference to a female subject that had shot.
When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Tirua Hodges and noticed that she had been shot in the lower back area. Hodges was transported by helicopter to Region One in Memphis in stable condition.
The case was assigned to Investigator K. Walker.
On Monday officers responded to a call of shots fired on Wildcat Drive. No one was found in the area, but officers searching the area foun several shell casings in the roadway.
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Weiland of Clarksdale, Mississippi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Rebecca Weiland, to Logan Haze Bosarge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bosarge of Meridian, Mississippi.
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.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
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.
The following fishing report is compiled by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks.
Anglers seeking to fish any of the state’s lakes must have a valid fishing license and proper safety equipment.
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.
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.
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.
A quick look around will tell anyone this is the season to plant.
We've had our cold weather and yes, the rain has slowed most farmers down, but the Sun shines a little longer and hotter each day and the green has bloomed strong. Even city folk can look around and see it is Spring and that means it is the time to plant.
It’s 28 minutes from Clarksdale to Parchman, but to many in this community it it might as well be Mars.
Consider yourself fortunate if you have never been incarcerated or if you have never had a family member or friend locked away in Mississippi’s state penitentiary.
The Lee Academy boys basketball team is in the Class 3A MAIS state tournament at Canton Academy beginning with a game at 5:15 p.m. today against Columbia Academy.
A win for the Colts (17-5, 6-2) would put them in a position to compete for the state championship on Friday and Saturday.
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School taxes to Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School bit into Clarksdale Municipal School District’s budget to the tune of $252,456.72 this year.
That leaves superintendent Dr. Earl Joe Nelson with major financial decisions to make.