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Higher Purpose Company, a local non-profit organization to help African-American entrepreneurs grow their businesses, announced its spring 2020 cohort will assist 24 individuals in their efforts with a six-month course.
Bruce Ellis, owner of Delta Cinema, 11 Third Street, is suing Clarksdale Public Utilities and the city of Clarksdale for $100,000 to $500,000 alleging issues with the water pipes caused damage to the building.
Lonnie M. Harrison, 87, born Dec. 23, 1932, died at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center April 7, 2020.
Johnnie Samuel Hale, Jr., 91, born Nov. 6, 1928, died at his home in Detroit, Mich., April 4, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Sharkey Road Cemetery in Glendora. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to three incidents of gun fire Monday night with the final call finding two people shot.
The first call came in at 7:57 p.m. Monday from the 400 block of Catalpa Street with a woman telling police she was sitting in her home when she heard gunshots outside.
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.
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.
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.
All ages welcome, no cost to participate
Residents of Coahoma County and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to learn about the game of tennis on recently renovated courts at Nosef Park Saturday morning.
Robert Garner McDaniel, 85, retired from Grenada Farms, passed away April 27, 2019 at his home. Visitation is Saturday May 4, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
James William “Jim” Shuford, of Clarksdale, passed away on April 24, 2018.
Jim was born on June 26, 1933, to Era and Julius Blair Shuford in Pine Bluff, Ark.