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Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center may be in the heart of the economically challenged Delta, but doctors have come to Clarksdale from all over the country and world and found the care patients receive at this hospital to be top-notch.
A death related to coronavirus has been reported in Tunica County and is the first in the region.
The Tunica County COVID-19 Task Force was notified Wednesday evening by the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) of a death within the County of Tunica, which was related to the Coronavirus.
Ethel Mae Thomas, 66, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continue to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan, China.
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.
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 Clarksdale Municipal School District unanimously selected a 26-year veteran in education Dr. Earl Joe Nelson to be the next superintendent of the school district Wednesday afternoon.
Nelson succeeds Dennis Dupree, who retired after spending 12 years in the position.
Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Feb. 29, 2020 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Watkins presiding. Burial follows at Friars Point Cemetery.
Ruby Kemp, 84, of Clarksdale died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cleveland.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
The Coahoma Early College High School boys basketball team has opened the 2018-19 season with a 4-0 start.
The Tigers defeated Clarksdale High School 86-71, won at Leflore County 79-41, at Simmons 57-43 and at home against West Tallahatchie 84-61.