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Coahoma coronavirus count

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

A higher than normal COVID-19 infection count and easy accessibility to Memphis, Arkansas and the heart of the Mississippi Delta are reasons Coahoma County was chosen as one of the state’s first two mobile testing sites last week.

Twenty-five Coahoma County residents took advantage of the mobile testing site for the coronavirus in the parking lot of the Expo Center throughout the day on Friday, March 27. The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center organized the testing.


Coahoma County virus count at 26 as of Friday

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.




POLICE REPORT

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, March 25 through March 31, 2020.

Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.


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Ethel Mae Thomas

Ethel Mae Thomas, 66, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale.


Herman Bridges

Herman Bridges, 69, of Clarksdale died March 10, 2020.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Woolf Funeral Home of Clarksdale with pastor Wade Wortham presiding.

Woolf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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Elizabeth Harlow 'Lisa' Chapman

Elizabeth Harlow “Lisa” Chapman died on Dec. 14, 2019  in Cleveland at Indywood Estates.  Visitation will be at the Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.  A memorial service will be held at the St. George’s Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.






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Clarence Marion Cariker, Jr.

Clarence Marion Cariker, Jr., 84, of Dundee, a retired Corporate Pilot at Day Co. for 30 years and Farmer and President of Yazoo MS Delta Levee Board, passed away August 11, 2019 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday August 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Tunica. Funeral services are 2 p.m.



William Glenn Willard, Jr.

William Glenn Willard, Jr., 72, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Peter's Reef, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, while scuba diving with his family. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale.



Jason Stuart Carpenter

Jason Stuart Carpenter, 39, a former Teacher and Coach at Clarksdale High School, died June 30, 2019 at Methodist University. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. is Wednesday July 3, 2019, at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale.


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Obituaries

Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.