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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!
According to a recent study, Coahoma County receives some of the biggest tax refund checks in Mississippi.
Smart Asset, a financial technology company, ranked Coahoma County the fifth highest county in the state with the average tax refund amount being $3,642.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Coahoma County rose by four Friday and now stands at 26 after the county first reported two cases on March 18.
There still have not been any Coahoma County deaths attributed to COVID-19. With the community now 17-days into the pandemic, it is apparent some of those 26 have gotten well.
In spite of losing just three games all season, the Coahoma County High School girls were given an 11 percent chance of winning the Class 2A basketball championship going into the state tournament.
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
Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Mt. Eagle Missionary Baptist Church in Dublin with pastor Charlie Pace presiding. Burial is at Mt. Eagle Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Dublin. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020.
Rosemary Gaston Bradford, 87, a longtime resident of Flowers Manor in Clarksdale, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at her home.
Mrs. Bradford was born in New Orleans on July 7, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlisle Gaston.
Betty Cunningham Hopkins, 91, of Lula, Miss., passed away at her home in her sleep in the early morning of Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Betty was the widow of Louie Henderson Hopkins.
The system works.
While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.
Two key changes have been made for the film production that’s set to begin in February for the film “Purple Church: With God All Things Are Possible,” which will take place in Clarksdale, according to executive producer Marie Pizano.