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CLARKSDALE, Miss. – On the sixth day of a 15-day plan to slow Corona Virus spreading, Americans were urged “to stay at home and save lives” by the White House task force during its press conference at noon Saturday.
States under official lockdown orders include New York, California, Washington.
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
Coahoma Early College High School announced Sunday afternoon it would extend its spring break at least an extra week in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
CECHS is the sixth school system to announce it would be returning to school March 23.
Walmart has not closed and shoppers continue to come in seeking -- well, toilet paper.
"We are open and we have items on the shelf," said Walmart manager Sam Conner. "We get trucks everyday and stock it when we get it."
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.
Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center may be in the heart of the economically challenged Delta, but doctors have come to Clarksdale from all over the country and world and found the care patients receive at this hospital to be top-notch.
The Clarksdale Municipal School District unanimously selected a 26-year veteran in education Dr. Earl Joe Nelson to be the next superintendent of the school district Wednesday afternoon.
Nelson succeeds Dennis Dupree, who retired after spending 12 years in the position.
George Henderson, 74, of Detroit, Mich. died Jan. 15, 2020 at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Mich. At 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 public viewing was at Mt. Ary Missionary Baptist Church followed by funeral service at noon with Pastor Michael Moore presiding. Burial followed at Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to
Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr., died on the twenty-first of January 2020, after a long illness. Bob was the son of the late Robert Lloyd Bailey and Frances Sumner Bailey whose grandfather established the town of Sumner. Bob was preceded in death by his cousins, June Sumner Glenn of Crawfordsville, Ark.; Taylor Sumner Spradling of Clarksdale; Joy Su
Offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins is projected to be selected in the first or second round of the NFL Draft this weekend, but the Clarksdale native has not forgotten his roots.
Tatyana R. Anderson, 20, of Robinsonville died Jan. 22, 2020 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven,. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Mt. Eagle Missionary Baptist Church in Dublin with pastor Charlie Pace presiding. Burial is at Mt. Eagle Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Dublin. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020.
Rosemary Gaston Bradford, 87, a longtime resident of Flowers Manor in Clarksdale, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at her home.
Mrs. Bradford was born in New Orleans on July 7, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlisle Gaston.
Betty Cunningham Hopkins, 91, of Lula, Miss., passed away at her home in her sleep in the early morning of Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Betty was the widow of Louie Henderson Hopkins.
The system works.
While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.
Two key changes have been made for the film production that’s set to begin in February for the film “Purple Church: With God All Things Are Possible,” which will take place in Clarksdale, according to executive producer Marie Pizano.