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.
JONESTOWN — Mayor Kenny Lester pleaded guilty on four counts of embezzlement for converting public funds to his own use in Circuit Judge Charlie Webster’s courtroom Friday and resigned as Mayor of Jonestown effective 5 p.m. Monday.
JACKSON – State Auditor Shad White announced the Auditor’s office concluded four cases with guilty verdicts for embezzlement and returned nearly $150,000 to taxpayers last month.
Kappi Allen was convicted of embezzlement in the Coahoma Circuit Court chambers of Judge Albert B. Smith, III.
If you will look in the bottom left corner of this page, you’ll see the name and assignment of everyone who works at your Clarksdale Press Register.
Mine is Editor and Publisher.
While the Publisher’s job pays better, I relish the Editor’s post.
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
It’s an old family recipe that has been tailored through the years by the tastes of the Mississippi Delta.
The family of Clarksdale resident Gilroy Chow will have their dumplings and other unique dishes featured on Somewhere South at 9 p.m. Friday on PBS.
Chris Chicorelli, assistant fire chief with the Clarksdale Fire Department, holds a plaque with a golden ax that was presented to him by the city during Monday’s meeting of the mayor and board of commissioners at City Hall.
At right is Clarksdale Fire Chief Rocky Nabors, who made the presentation.
Jackson Payno, Jr., 65, died Sept. 24, 2019 at Shelby Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 31, 1954 and his parents, Jackson Payno, Sr. and Queen E. Washington, preceded him in death.
Debra Ann Mooney, an Office Manager, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home with burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in West Helena, Ark.
On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, John E. Herren, 80, of Centerville, Ga., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven.
John was born in Rena Lara on June 3, 1938, the son of the late Lucy Watson Herren and William T. Herren.