Carolyn Joyce Clayton, 70, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, MS. Visitation is was 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.
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Lee Academy seniors Brett Wilson and Anna Byrd both made contributions for their teams during the Class 3A-4A-5A MAIS All-Star Basketball Game at Jackson Prep March 6.
Juanita White, 75, of Clarksdale died March 16, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. March 28, 2020 Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Coahoma County will be the site of a one-day coronavirus testing for those who think they may have been exposed to the disease.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will open two mobile COVID-19 testing sites Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The consultants charged with assessing Clarksdale’s hospital have asked their questions and have presented their report to Coahoma County Supervisors and answered many questions about the community’s hospital.
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
Coahoma Early College High School announced Sunday afternoon it would extend its spring break at least an extra week in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
CECHS is the sixth school system to announce it would be returning to school March 23.
Walmart has not closed and shoppers continue to come in seeking -- well, toilet paper.
"We are open and we have items on the shelf," said Walmart manager Sam Conner. "We get trucks everyday and stock it when we get it."
All high schools in Coahoma County are scheduled to open after spring break next week, but due to the coronavirus, three of the districts are not going back until Tuesday.
The Clarksdale and Coahoma County school districts and Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will be closed Monday and open again on Tuesday.
OXFORD — For the third time in four years, the Coahoma County High School boys are the Class 2A state champions in basketball.
The Red Panthers (24-10, 9-1) defeated Potts Camp 56-36 in the championship at Ole Miss in Oxford Friday afternoon.
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.
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.
This is a corrected and updated version of the obituary.
Rose Ann Moore Hudson, 65, born Aug. 11, 1954, died at St Francis Hospital Sept. 13, 2019.
Careful, Clarksdale criminals. You don’t know who is watching.
That’s the message Clarksdale city leaders are saying as they agreed Monday to seek bids for a system that will place cameras in the city’s high-crime areas.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, for Nov. 5 through Nov. 12, 2019.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarks-dale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
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.
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.