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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.
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."
All high schools in Coahoma County are scheduled to open after spring break next week, but due to the coronavirus, three of the districts are not going back until Tuesday.
The Clarksdale and Coahoma County school districts and Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will be closed Monday and open again on Tuesday.
I adopted Stella the Dog in 2009. When I went to pick her up from her foster mom, I was immediately introduced to this 5lb furball who was doing her own thing. She was not playing, just simply checking out the world around her.
Literally. She paid me ZERO attention.
Tougaloo College/ Delta HealthPartners Healthy Start Initiative will host Safety Seat Saturday in Clarksdale as part of Child Passenger Safety Week.
Certified child safety technicians will be offering free car seat safety checks and education to parents starting at 10 a.m. on the parking lot of Walmart in Clarksdale.
Police activity report for Wednesday, March 20
* 1100 block of Cheyenne Street. A television, a PlayStation4 and a pair of shoes were taken.
Activity report for Saturday, March 16 – Monday, March 18, 2019
Report for Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
Shooting into a dwelling
* 1700 block of Evans Street, residence was shot into and no one was injured.
* 300 block of Clark Street, bag of coins was taken.