Carolyn Alford Salmon, 89, of Clarksdale, died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
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.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting the daily lives of many individuals, retired longtime Clarksdale Municipal School District coach and athletic director Curtis Kemp Sr. decided to give something back to the children in the community.
Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
The City of Clarksdale is following Gov. Tate Reeves orders and voted this week to continue sheltering in place until May 11.
Mayor Chuck Espy reminded residents if they don’t have essential business to tend to, to stay off the streets and he reminded the city a curfew is still in place for the next two weeks.
As you see in today’s Press Register, two former Coahoma Community College were selected in the NFL Draft last week.
Linebacker Davion Taylor went to the Philadelphia Eagles in the third tournd, while cornerback Chris Claybrooks went to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round.
Neftali "Neff" Rios, 37, of Dublin, a RN at St. Francis Hospital, died Sunday, April 26,2020 at home. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2020 at the RiosFamily Cemetery in Dublin. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
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.
Lindall Gay Willard, 82, a retired salesman from General Pipe and Supply, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at his home in Clarksdale.
Mr. Willard was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
Martha Mae Wilder Jenkins, 78, of Clarksdale died Oct. 25, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Union Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Sammie Collins will officiate. Burial is at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Century Funeral Home.
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.
Willie Charles Clark, 60, of Jonestown died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at home.
A public viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.
Regina Inez McCoy, 91, of Lakeland, Tenn., and formerly of Clarksdale passed away Saturday June 1, 2019 at home. Visitation is Monday June 3, 2019 from10:30 to 11 a.m. at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday June 3, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.