Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
Evelyn Marie Campassi Demilio was born in Clarksdale, Miss. On Feb. 16, 1925. She died on Aug.
Vehicle related crimes dominated the Clarksdale Police blotter this weekend with three auto burglaries, a stolen vehicle and a recovered stolen vehicle listed.
Charles Weaver, 68, born in October 1951, died in Southaven.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Graveside is McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
For the past 122 days Coahoma County has averaged about two cases of COVID-19 a day, but it suddenly spiked this past weekend and local and state health authorities are searching through data on what led to the sudden increase.
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to three incidents of gun fire Monday night with the final call finding two people shot.
The first call came in at 7:57 p.m. Monday from the 400 block of Catalpa Street with a woman telling police she was sitting in her home when she heard gunshots outside.
An accident occurred in downtown Clarksdale on the corner of East Second Street and Delta Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Members of the Clarksdale Police Department and Pafford Emergency Medical Services were at the scene.
I have had the opportunity to live in several different communities and it is always neat to see how a neighborhood or town celebrates Christmas.
The holidays are all about tradition and often locals don’t see those time-honored events for what they really mean to the community.
Clarksdale is no different.
Derlene Davis Patterson passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the age of 89. She was cared for by Caris Hospice at NHC in Columbia, S.C., as her Alzheimer’s advanced. A Visitation will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are at 10 a.m.