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.
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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.
K9 officer Horace Whitehead showed his skills on the basketball court by earning the game’s MVP for the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department in a 67-56 victory against the Clarksdale Fire Department at the Coahoma County Expo Center Friday afternoon.
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.
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.
Clarksdale and Coahoma Early College high schools will play one another for the first time in the history of the two local schools Friday night.
The matchup is set for 7 p.m. at Coahoma Community College.
Both teams played in jamboree games at CCC last week and won.
Virginia “Ginger” Josey Bush, 78, passed away Saturday, Dec.7, 2019 at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, TN. After a short, hard-fought battle with cancer, she was called to her heavenly home.
The Clarksdale-Coahoma County Airport Board will be looking for a new representative from the city after a board member submitted his resignation Monday.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Sept. 9 through Sept. 17, 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.
Mon. Sept. 17