Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Thursday that Mississippi legislators passed the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act. This legislation will establish a $75 million grant program for the immediate deployment of fiber broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.
Cassandra Wilson has seen a pattern of low voter turnouts for elections in Coahoma County the past several years and decided to do something about it.
Wilson held a voter registration drive at the old Harvest Foods parking lot on DeSoto Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, passing out forms for people to register.
A bill is working its way through the Mississippi Legislature that will put some teeth into penalties for those found abusing animals. Senate Bill 2658 will increase penalties for cruelty to dogs and cats in Mississippi.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car fire Sunday and their investigation indicates it may have started with someone shooting fireworks from the vehicle.
Deputies and firefighters responded to 1035 Union Street in Tunica and found a gray Dodge Grand Caravan fully engulfed in flames.
Several food giveaways have taken place in Coahoma County since March when the coronavirus pandemic began causing economic problems everywhere.
Melody Ndiaye noticed one issue that had not been addressed and decided to do something about it. She organized a food giveaway for frontline workers at Sasse Park Saturday morning. Between 250 to 300 frontline workers received gift bags with a choice of a hot dog, homemade sub sandwich, pizza and fried taco.
Willye B. Shanks, 98, of Clarksdale, born Nov. 3, 1922, died.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. June 17 with the Rev. Thompson officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March, all sorts of questions entered my mind when it came to local sports.
I raised some of those issues in previous columns, but I figured as the days, weeks and months progressed; we would have a much better idea of the direction for 2020-21 sports in Coahoma County.
Cases of COVID-19 continue to climb across the state, but the number of deaths appears to be stabilizing. Coahoma County reported its sixth death on June 21.
With massive testing ongoing across the state, Mississippi has now reported 28,770 cases of coronavirus and 1,092 deaths, with 10 deaths reported Friday.
Residents of Clarksdale, Coahoma County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 Tuesday as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.
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.
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
Edna Nowell, 90, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Ooltewah, Tenn., and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Tessie Lee Linley Crawford, 71, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home in Clarksdale.
Activity report for Wednesday, Feb. 13
* 700 block of Catalpa Street. Two televisions, one Playstation with controllers, an iPhone 5 and two tablets were taken.
* 900 block of Cherry Street. Video games were taken.
Shown is the Head of School and Honor Roll for the second nine-week grading period at Lee Academy.
Those being named to the Head of School (All A’s) list were: