Bridget Renae’ Johnson, 41, of Clarksdale died Oct. 24, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are noon Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Glasper officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.
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Catherina Weatherspoon, the youngest of six children, was born to the late James and Elnora Weatherspoon. Catherine was born on Feb. 16, 1953 in Alligator. She attended Coahoma Agricultural High School.
A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two men, one of which has died, prompting a charge of murder.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to a call of a shooting in the 300 block of Issaquena Avenue shortly after midnight and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.
Willie Williams, 66, died Oct. 24, 2019 at Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis. Funeral services are noon Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.
Louise Robinzine Williams, 60, of Marks died 11/03/2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral service is at noon Nov. 9, 2019 at Greater Mt. Zion in Marks. The pastor will be announced. Burial follows at Robinzine Church Cemetery in Hinchcliffe.
The Pig is back.
In a town where residents say they’ve been hungry for another grocery store option, Piggly Wiggly announced Monday plans to build a new store along Desoto Avenue near the Highway 61 bypass.
A man charged in a Clarksdale murder in mid-November made his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Nikolus TaShawn White, 19, had his request for bond denied by Clarksdale Municipal Court Judge Derek Hopson and White remains lodged in the Coahoma County Jail.
It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.
As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.
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.
An inch of rain that fell steadily on Thursday, Dec. 27 and the threat of even more rain on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3 has Clarksdale and Coahoma County residents living in flood-prone areas keeping a wary eye on the Big and Little Sunflower rivers.
A 32-year-old woman appeared in Clarksdale Municipal Court on Thursday, accused of stealing a motor vehicle from Clarksdale in early December.
Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.
The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.
Clarksdale mayor Chuck Espy put criminals on notice when local law enforcement officers met at the Expo Center Thursday morning for a public service announcement letting the community know police departments would be stepping up their games.
Etta Turner has been a fixture at the Clarksdale Municipal School District since 1998, but not in the traditional role as an educator.
A 23-year-old man has been charged in the armed robbery of a Clarksdale business on Friday night.
Dontereon Badger was taken into custody around midnight Friday in the 100 block of James Washington Street in Friars Point by deputies with the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office.