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Coahoma coronavirus count

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

A higher than normal COVID-19 infection count and easy accessibility to Memphis, Arkansas and the heart of the Mississippi Delta are reasons Coahoma County was chosen as one of the state’s first two mobile testing sites last week.

Twenty-five Coahoma County residents took advantage of the mobile testing site for the coronavirus in the parking lot of the Expo Center throughout the day on Friday, March 27. The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center organized the testing.




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Glenda Thomas-Hilson

Glenda Thomas-Hilson, 46 of Clarksdale passed away on March 6, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 13, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. March 14, 2020 at City Of Truth church with Pastor Zedric Clayton presiding.



PANNY MAYFIELD: Stay home, read a book, watch the news, stay safe

By PANNY MAYFIELD / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

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.


Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh, 52, Owner/Operator of Southern Collision, passed away March 17, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


Mary Brown

Mary Brown, 71, of Milwaukee, Wisc., died March 4, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 20, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon March 21, 2020 at Sweet  Home M. B. Church. Burial follows at Hitt Chapel Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Hornburger-Byas  Funeral Home in

Clarksdale.


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Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.


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Obituaries

Dollie Mae Blue, 67, of Clarksdale died April 4, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.... READ MORE

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Dollie Mae Blue, 67, of Clarksdale died April 4, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.... READ MORE