Evelyn Marie Campassi Demilio was born in Clarksdale, Miss. On Feb. 16, 1925. She died on Aug.
Vehicle related crimes dominated the Clarksdale Police blotter this weekend with three auto burglaries, a stolen vehicle and a recovered stolen vehicle listed.
Ethel Johnson, 70, of Clarksdale, born in December 1950, died.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 with the Rev. Tyler officiating. Graveside services are at Oak Ridge Cenetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arraangments.
Coahoma County reported its seventh death from COVID-19 Friday, but the MSDH clarified the death happened between May 11 and July 7 and was based on the death certificate report that listed the county of residence.
The number of coronavirus cases in Coahoma County continues to climb, but the number of fatalities has remained steady.
Coahoma County topped 500 cases on Saturday and is poised to add 100 by the weekend. The number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 stands at seven and has for July 20.
Gov. Tate Reeves signed HB 1586 Tuesday clearing the way for Coahoma County to borrow up to $4 million from the Hospital Trust Fund to build the Jonestown Bypass and finish construction of the Justice Center and County Fire Station.
Robert Earl Riley, 66, of Cleveland died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Bishop T.T. Scott was Coahoma County’s first victim of the coronavirus this week with the leader of St. James Temple of God In Christ dying Friday of the disease that has strickened this nation, state and community.
A simple traffic stop has prompted the arrest of a Clarksdale man for possession of drugs and could lead to more charges.
Clarksdale police were patrolling the area of State Street and Highway 322 Wednesday morning and pulled over a motorist for not wearing a seat belt.
A 25-year old is dead after being shot in an alley in west Clarksdale Friday morning.
Police were called to the 600 block of Catalpa Street about 11 a.m. in reference to a shooting and when officers arrived they found Robert Johnson, a black male, suffering severe gunshot wounds.
After taking a year off, McKinley Scott saw an opportunity to get back into coaching and build a program.
The Coahoma County School District board voted to name Scott the Coahoma County Red Panthers’ high school football coach during the May board meeting. Scott succeeds Mario Lane, who was the coach for two seasons.
Mary Louise Hicks, 60, born July 20, 1959, died at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven Jan. 26, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her parents James Roby and Mary Lee Hicks
Dillard Dee Melton, Sr., 86, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his home in Tutwiler.
Mr. Dillard was a workaholic, avid hunter and cotton grower who lived and breathed farming.
Head Coach Micheal Stringer has been building the Coahoma Community College basketball program brick by brick. Coahoma has been making strides on and off the court. Last season, the Tigers were very competitive and starting to have a winning attitude. Despite winning three games, Coahoma lost 12 games by 3-5 points.
Jewel Moore Williams, 91, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 27, 2019 at her home. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will also be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
To the Editor:
When I think of our community, the phrase that comes to mind is “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
It’s summer in Mississippi. Sunshine is plentiful. But when you take a closer look at Clarksdale, there are many dark corners in need of sunlight.
A Clarksdale native who is the senior economist with the University Research Center of the Mississippi Institution of Higher Learning recently spoke before the Rotary Club of Cleveland on the intersection of expungement and economic growth in Mississippi.