Less than a half a percent of Coahoma County has contracted coronavirus over the past 79 days and the community reported three new cases Thursday.
The county has recorded 131 cases of the disease and 31 cases over the past 15 days after two weeks of intense testing around the county uncover more cases.
JONESTOWN—Gov. Tate Reeves has lifted restrictions allowing more businesses to open throughout the state of Mississippi, but with the amount of coronavirus cases in Jonestown, the town will still close at 8 p.m. daily.
Mayor Kenny Lester made the announcement during the city council meeting Monday.
Dorothy Mae Stevenson, 83, of Clarksdale died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
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.
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.
Marjorie Ann Weller Arnett, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 in Tallulah, La., at the age of 86.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
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.
Departments hit with 3.4-percent cut.
Supervisors have prepared their 2019-20 budget with departments seeing a reduction in funding and taxpayers seeing a tax increase.
Supervisors will present their budget Thursday and adopt it later this month. The proposed budget has a four mill tax increase.
Getting the most bang for taxpayer bucks is the top priority of the Coahoma County Supervisors.
Supervisors heard budget requests from various agencies and departments last week as they begin the process of putting together their 2019-20 budget.
The cost of going to a Coahoma County High School football game just got a little bit more costlier after the county school district’s board of trustees approved a ticket increase during Tuesday night’s meeting.
The board voted unanimously, with board member Milroy Harris absent from the meeting, to increase the prices from $5 to $7.