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Coahoma County virus count at 26 as of Friday

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Coahoma County rose by four Friday and now stands at 26 after the county first reported two cases on March 18.

There still have not been any Coahoma County deaths attributed to COVID-19. With the community now 17-days into the pandemic, it is apparent some of those 26 have gotten well.




Richard Ira Gates

Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest

Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.



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Authorities search for missing inmate in Clarksdale

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.



Mary Louise Hicks

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



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Fields plans to address issues at next CPU meeting

By JOSH TROY/THE PRESS REGISTER,

The Concerned Citizens of Clarksdale have had some of their issues with Clarksdale Public Utilities addressed, but other matters remain unsolved.

Ray Sykes is the organization’s president and George Fields is the vice president. They addressed several issues with utility rates during both CPU and town meetings in 2018. 


Larry Earl Bradley

Larry Earl Bradley, 66, of Athens, Ala., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in Huntsville, Ala.

Mr. Bradley was born Nov. 11, 1953 in Helena, Ark. He was a retired Engineer at Redstone Arsenal and a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.




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