Dennis E. Thomas, 50, of Jonestown Died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is at noon June 6, 2020 at the Timothy Burrel Building in Jonestown with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding.
Barbara Nell House Leggett, 87, passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2020 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at Oakridge cemetery in Clarksdale with the Rev. Scott Wright and the Rev. Danny Smith officiating.
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 infections related to a recent funeral in Northeast Mississippi.
The funeral and after-service gathering were held on May 17, in the city of Baldwyn (located in Lee and Prentiss counties) and were attended by approximately 100 people.
Willie V. Dawson, 95, of Clarksdale, born Feb. 12, 1925, died.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. May 30 with Bishop Dawson officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral home handled arrangements.
Glynn Busby, 50, of Clarksdale died May 29, 2020. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery June 6, 2020.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
A single car accident west of Clarksdale Sunday has killed one and seriously injured another.
The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday on Friars Point Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating a shooting after a man was dropped off at the emergency room with multiple gunshot wounds.
Markevius Dear told police in the hospital he did not know how he made it to the emergency room of Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Clarksdale, Coahoma County and the rest of Mississippi head to the polls next week to choose our elected officials.
I hope we get it right this time.
One of the things newspapermen have to guard against as their career moves forward is cynicism.
Bell, Clark announce Nov. 30 wedding plans
Mr. and Mrs. Benoyd Hunt Bell, Jr., are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Peyton Carole Bell to Patrick Lee Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Lee Clark of Clarksdale.
This will be the first Easter in more than 30 years that I have not been in church on Sunday.
I’ve said before in this space that I started going to church nine-months before I was born. Yes, there was a rebellious stage in my early 20s, but “raise up a child in the way he should go” . . . well, you know the rest.
The Mississippi Legislature mandated all school districts have an active shooter drill in the early part of the academic year and Coahoma County’s was Friday afternoon.
A house collapsed into Moon Lake this week prompting locals to ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to look into environmental problems with property up and down the lake.
The Ooo So Pretty Flower Shop on Issaquena Avenue was again vandalized on Friday. Owner Shirley Fair looks over some of the turned-over containers. Fair said this was not the first time, and despite reporting the incidents to the Clarksdale Police Department, the vandalism continues.
The Clarksdale Mass Choir, under the direction of Terry Carr, peforms Sunday night at the Sunflower River Gospel Festival. Other featured groups were Dianne and the Supreme Angels, Union Grove Choir, Jonestown Crusaders, MSLG Mass Choir and the highlight of the evening, The Myles Family, from Kosciusco.