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First Nursing Home Case Reported In County

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.



Rash of burglaries reported in Clarksdale

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

It’s summertime and burglaries – especially auto burglaries – are the crime of the season as crooks and juveniles look for easy opportunities to steal.

Police ask that you please lock your doors, park in lighted areas and anyone who sees someone suspicious lurking around vehicles to please call police and they will respond.



Sherilyn Denise McGregory Jones

Sherilyn Denise McGregory Jones, 48, of Clarksdale died July 9, 2020 at her residence.

Memorial service is 1 p.m. July 18, 2020 at Woolf  Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale with the Rev. Charles Dannah presiding. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 17.

Woolf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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Allen Lee Shaffer

Allen Lee Shaffer, II, 40, an Audio Technician, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.




Daisy Ethel Virginia Smith Boehm

Daisy Ethel Virginia Smith Boehm, 79, passed away June 16, 2020, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Monday June 22, 2020 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.



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Local schools adjusting schedule after coronavirus outbreak

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

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.




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Robert Fava Jr.

Robert Fava, Jr., 82, was born on April 14, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home in Alligator.  He was the owner and operator of Mary Ann’s Variety Store and Fava Brothers Grocery in Alligator for over 50 years.  Graveside services are 10 a.m.




Friars Point may start Habitat For Humanity chapter

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

FRIARS POINT — Dorothy Jenkins, president of the Farrell-Sherard Habitat for Humanity, spoke to the Friars Point City Council during its Wednesday, Jan. 2 meeting about possibly getting a chapter in the community.

Jenkins said the Habitat for Humanity chapter has been around since 1994, but things have changed.


Willie Staten

Willie Staten, 68, of Clarksdale died Oct. 4, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service is noon Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Louis Cotton officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.


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