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.
Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
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.
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.
Virginia Lane Hite, 85, a retired nurse with The Women’s Clinic and of Tuscumbia, Ala., and formally of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at home.
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
Clarksdale-Marks alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., visited the state Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 22 during Delta Days at the Capitol and spoke with Sen. Robert L. Jackson (D-Marks). Standing, from right to left, are Lashasa Griffin, Ernestine Akon and Velma Lynom.
Edna Nowell, 90, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Ooltewah, Tenn., and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Lee Academy recently inducted the newest members of the school’s National Honor Society.
To be inducted into the National Honor Society, a sophomore must have an overall average of 95; a junior, 94; and a senior, 93.
Leon Thomas Corso, 96, of Clarksdale and a retired owner/operator of Corso Liquor Store and worked with his father at Corso Distributing, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m.