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First Nursing Home Case Reported In County



Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.


Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr.

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

George Henderson

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


The Delta’s shining star

Elections are over, football is here and the cotton bolls will soon burst as Clarksdale and Coahoma County enjoy yet another harvest season.

And while your Clarksdale Press Register has yet to determine the quality of the cotton crop in this community, we are pleased with a number of projects that have come to fruition.

Clarksdale Public Utilities agrees to $500 sponsorship for 'A Taste of Clarksdale'


The Clarksdale Public Utilities board approved a $500 sponsorship for Coahoma Opportunities Inc.’s “A Taste of Clarksdale.”

“A Taste of Clarksdale” will be held to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, where people will be able to purchase tickets and get food at different stations.