Lifelong Clarksdale resident, Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert, 89, passed away on May 20, 2020, at N.W.R.M.C. He graduated from Clarksdale High School, Delta State College and the School of Banking at LSU. He was retired from United Southern Bank as a Senior Vice-President.
State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $1.3 million back to Mississippi taxpayers last month in stolen or misused funds.
Auditors from the state routinely check and double check the files and funds of both city and county government and are often tipped off by employees of government about abuses and possible theft and fraud.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18, 2020.
MON. MAY 18
Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of North State Street at 9:11 p.m. in reference to a shooting into a vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Veronica Jenkins and she stated that she was at TigerMart, when she heard several gunshots outside the building.
Jenkins said she came out to find her vehicle along with several other vehicles had been hit by gun fire.
Officers searched the area and found several shell casing in the Daylight Donut shop parking lot.
The case was assigned to Investigator M. Dawson.
On Monday morning around 12:17 a.m. officers responded to 439 South State Street in reference to a female subject that had shot.
When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Tirua Hodges and noticed that she had been shot in the lower back area. Hodges was transported by helicopter to Region One in Memphis in stable condition.
The case was assigned to Investigator K. Walker.
On Monday officers responded to a call of shots fired on Wildcat Drive. No one was found in the area, but officers searching the area foun several shell casings in the roadway.
Severa B. O’Neal, 80, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at home.
A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon with Reverend Zella Bobo presiding.
Marjorie Ann Weller Arnett, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 in Tallulah, La., at the age of 86.
Robbie Lee Abrams, 85, of Southfield, MI died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Southfield, Mich.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Lone Oak Church Cemetery in Stovall.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School is a little closer to purchasing St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and constructing a new facility on the property.
Board member Chuck Rutledge, also chair of the facilities committee, and architect Jonathan Tate provided a report during a recent meeting.
For the second consecutive year, Coahoma Community College has won The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The College has beaten out 60 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to win a competitive $50,000 grant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shown are the winners in the recent Geography Bee held at St. Elizabeth School in Clarksdale. Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders took part in the bee. Kyle Rawlinson, left, won first place and he will now take a test to enter the regional Geography Bee. Placing second was Bryant Johnson, center, while Ben Pennington, at right, was third.
More than 40 years ago a young doctor was looking for a hospital to affiliate with that would allow him to, start a practice, raise a family, get involved in his community and enjoy life.
Dr. Pat Burke found that in Clarksdale.
Rebbie Buckley, 98, of Charleston, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at her home.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.
The Clarksdale Drummers Association has been awarding top drummers for the past 11 years, but 2018 broke new ground in two ways.
Anita Antone, 79, a Clarksdale resident who was retired from FedEx, died Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Clarksdale Nursing Home.
Ms. Antone loved her pets. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
She was preceded in death by her parents, Steaner Augustine Antone and Ida Marie Sbravati Antone.