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Expectations are sky high for eighth grader Irieyonia “Mook” Jackson’s basketball career at Coahoma Early College High School.
Jackson, a point guard, comes from the town of Coahoma and has been preparing for the big stage with the Lady Tigers since her career began in third grade at Jonestown Elementary School.
Coahoma Early College High School assistant basketball coach Thomas Williams Sr., whose nickname is “ESPNTom,” is recognizing achievements of players in Coahoma County with his first ESPNTom All-State Basketball Team for the 2019-20 season.
Williams Sr. named one team for the boys and another for the girls with 10 athletes each.
When will I write my last coronavirus column or story for your Clarksdale Press Register?
I don’t know.
I do know I will not write a column next week that even mentions COVID-19.
Next week I’ll write about Good News!
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."
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.
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.
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.
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
The Coahoma County boys basketball team defeated New Site at home Monday night in a seemingly effortless way ending the game at 65-45.
“Once you get a winner’s mentality, it’s tough to beat you in a battle,” said Red Panthers coach Derrick Moore about his players. “These guys have that mentality.”
The Clarksdale 7-year-old baseball all-stars came one game away from making the championship game at the state tournament in Hernando July 5 to 7.
Clarksdale lost Thursday, won Friday and Saturday mornings and Saturday afternoon but lost Saturday night for a 3-2 record. The team’s first tournament was in Oxford where they went 2-2.
The Lee Academy boys and girls basketball teams both finished in the sweet 16 as their seasons came to an end in the north state tournament.
The Colts, 11-16, lost to Heritage 79-31. Brett Wilson’s 18 points led the way
The Fillies, 15-13, lost to Leake 71-18. Emily Moser’s 11 points led the way.