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Senator Cindy Hyde Smith spent two days in Clarksdale this week learning about the community’s successes and enjoying Delta culture.
The Senator’s visit was part of a five stop tour of the Delta Wednesday that began in Clarksdale. Her visit here included stops at PeopleShores and Saf-T-Cart.
Coahoma Early College High School lost just one regular season game, but the playoffs is when it really counts.
The Tigers (27-1) were up to the challenge Tuesday night with an 87-36 home victory against Belmont High School in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. They host Holly Springs at 6 p.m. Saturday.
When the fire alarm goes off, Clarksdale firefighters respond and face the same dangers whether it is an accidental fire or arson.
Clarksdale Fire Chief Rocky Nabors said the department responded to a call earlier this week that is believed to be arson and thankfully none of his men were hurt.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, Thomas McCay Luster, loving husband and father, finished the race after 93 years and went to be with the Lord from his home in Clarksdale.
Reba Joan "Joanie" Collins, 73, a retired registered nurse with Dr. Marshall Ellis, died Feb. 5, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Thu. Jan. 30 through Tue. Jan. 21, 2019.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
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.
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents to be sure of where their home-baked desserts are coming from after a raid earlier this week at a dorm room on the campus of Coahoma Community College.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is looking for Quitman County Community Work Center Inmate Walter Lee Lewis.
Lewis, 31, was last seen around 1:05 p.m. Thursday at a jobsite in Clarksdale.
Beating Mississippi State will take Ole Miss’ best effort on all fronts.
First, every coach and player will have to be and remain focused for four quarters. This is something the Rebels have not been able to do many times, if ever, this season.
A senior at Coahoma County High School and collegiate prospect, Shuniia Wrenn is at the top of her game. Recently a member of the 2019 Girls’ Delta Valley Conference Champions, Wrenn serves as the third leg on the girls’ 4x100 meter relay team, runs the meters and also long jumps.
Preliminary work for a $2.5 million bus maintenance facility for the county school system continues to move ahead.
The project is scheduled to go out for bids this spring and be completed within 10 to 12 months after construction begins, said William T. Mills, the principal architect at Mills & Mills Architects in Tupelo.
Vincent Whitehead, 54, died Oct. 12, 2019 at Methodist University in Memphis, Tenn. Public visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at a time to be announced. Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
The CCC Women’s Basketball squad persisted through a tough and busy week. They were looking to get payback against East Central Community College. The game was a tale of two halves for both teams. Coahoma played a productive 1st half, but East Central played a better second half and finished with a 64-49 victory.