Coahoma County reported only one new case of coronavirus Thursday, but it also recorded its fourth death.
Clarksdale recorded its third homicide for 2020 with the death of a local man late last night.
Police were called to the 100 block of 17th Street about 11:45 p.m. Thursday after a citizen called saying a man was lying in the street and had been shot.
Clarksdale has seen four shootings in six days with another man seriously injured by gunfire while walking on a city street.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to the 500 block of Catalpa Street at 2:34 a.m. June 1 following a phone call that a man had been shot.
Eddie Bee Jr., 68, of Friars Point died at Merit Health in Clarksdale.
Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. May 29, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Mrs. Verdia Lee Howard Jones, of Clarksdale, died peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Clemmons, N.C., at the age of 90.
Following funeral services, she was laid to rest on Thursday, April 30, in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Cozetta Maiden White, 97, of Clarksdale died Monday, May 25, 2020 in Cordova, Tenn.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is looking for Quitman County Community Work Center Inmate Walter Lee Lewis.
Lewis, 31, was last seen around 1:05 p.m. Thursday at a jobsite in Clarksdale.
Mary Louise Hicks, 60, born July 20, 1959, died at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven Jan. 26, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her parents James Roby and Mary Lee Hicks
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.
Lee Academy has three athletes in the MAIS senior all-star game set to be played at Jackson Prep Academy today.
Shortstop Ashlynn Smith and catcher Anna Byrd are on the Blue team, while third baseman Mikah Jantz is on the White team.
Calysia Phillips, a four-year starter at guard for Coahoma County High School basketball, helped lead her team to two Class 2A state runner-up finishes during her career.
James Ronald Mitchell, 82, died July 11, 2018, at The Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo following a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 5, 1935, in Hollandale to J.R. and Gladys Bowlin Mitchell.
Coahoma County resident Pete Hunter, who is one of the Coahoma County Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners, recently was awarded the Southeast Conservation District Employees Association 2018 Commissioner of the Year award.
Rubystine Johnson, 57, of Lula, died May 10, 2018, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.