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A death related to coronavirus has been reported in Tunica County and is the first in the region.
The Tunica County COVID-19 Task Force was notified Wednesday evening by the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) of a death within the County of Tunica, which was related to the Coronavirus.
Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest
Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
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.
The role of family, specifically, that of the father, in the life of some of the greatest athletes in the world is at the heart of Wright Thompson’s newest book, “The Cost of These Dreams.”
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department rained on an alleged drug dealer Wednesday with at least one arrest and three detained.
Authorities entered a home in the 600 block of Grant Street about 6 p.m. Feb. 12 acting on information they had gathered in an investigation and under the direction of a locally issued warrant.
Hayes Clegg, who started his senior football season at Lee Academy, as a running back and linebacker, has been named to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) All Star team.
Clarksdale Municipal School District board members are looking to give all prospective candidates for the superintendent position an opportunity to learn about all of its schools.
Weather created issues on the Saturday of Juke Joint Festival weekend for the third consecutive year.
Heavy rain and storms caused vendors throughout downtown Clarksdale to leave early in the day.