Albert Holman Williams, 76, born in Davenport on April 20, 1944, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was a Clarksdale resident and graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School (“Aggie”). He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Tugaloo College.
Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.
“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”
Clarksdale has seen four shootings in six days with another man seriously injured by gunfire while walking on a city street.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to the 500 block of Catalpa Street at 2:34 a.m. June 1 following a phone call that a man had been shot.
Sammy L. Cotton, 67, of Clarksdale died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. June 6, 2020 with Pastor Kenny Watson presiding.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Coahoma County reported only one new case of coronavirus Thursday, but it also recorded its fourth death.
The Clarkdale Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a shooting that occurred in mid March.
Officers arrested Dantarius Williams, 25, on a warrant for aggravated assault that had been issued on March 18, following an incident where a man was shot in the foot following an incident on State Street.
Dorothy M. Hornburger, 82, Jonestown died on April 27, 2020 at Merit Health Hospital Clarksdale.
Public viewing is 2 to 4 p.m. May 8, 2020 at Mary Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Jonestown.
A Clarksdale man has been arrested for shooting at a car occupied by two women early Wednesday morning.
Clarksdale Police responded to a call at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Nebraska and State streets in reference to the shooting.
Robert Blake Ashmore was convicted this morning of first-degree murder of Mason Howard, 19, with a 12-gauge shotgun on April 9, 2016 and sentenced to life in prison under the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
The verdict came in a jury trial in second circuit judge Al Smith’s courtroom.
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.
Eddie Charles “Smitty” Smith was born on Nov. 27, 1935, to the late Emres and Rosie Lee Cole-Smith in Friars Point. He passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.
Smitty joined Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. L. C. Tyler.
The Coahoma County School District was paying in the neighborhood of $70,000 to Coahoma Early College High School for transportation, but the amount was higher than it should have been.
U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) announced Tuesday, April 9 the award of a $148.8 million loan to a Hattiesburg-based rural electric partnership to finance system upgrades for a rural electric system serving 55 Mississippi counties, including Coahoma County.
Percy L. Lynchard, the Sr. Chancellor for the 3rd Chancery District of Mississippi has filed qualifying documents Secretary of State’s office to be a candidate for the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 3.
Charlie Banks, Jr., 59, died July 30, 2019 in Clarksdale.
Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial was at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation was noon to 5 p.m. Friday.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.