Lifelong Clarksdale resident, Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert, 89, passed away on May 20, 2020, at N.W.R.M.C. He graduated from Clarksdale High School, Delta State College and the School of Banking at LSU. He was retired from United Southern Bank as a Senior Vice-President.
State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $1.3 million back to Mississippi taxpayers last month in stolen or misused funds.
Auditors from the state routinely check and double check the files and funds of both city and county government and are often tipped off by employees of government about abuses and possible theft and fraud.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18, 2020.
MON. MAY 18
Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of North State Street at 9:11 p.m. in reference to a shooting into a vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Veronica Jenkins and she stated that she was at TigerMart, when she heard several gunshots outside the building.
Jenkins said she came out to find her vehicle along with several other vehicles had been hit by gun fire.
Officers searched the area and found several shell casing in the Daylight Donut shop parking lot.
The case was assigned to Investigator M. Dawson.
On Monday morning around 12:17 a.m. officers responded to 439 South State Street in reference to a female subject that had shot.
When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Tirua Hodges and noticed that she had been shot in the lower back area. Hodges was transported by helicopter to Region One in Memphis in stable condition.
The case was assigned to Investigator K. Walker.
On Monday officers responded to a call of shots fired on Wildcat Drive. No one was found in the area, but officers searching the area foun several shell casings in the roadway.
A single car accident west of Clarksdale Sunday has killed one and seriously injured another.
The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday on Friars Point Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating a shooting after a man was dropped off at the emergency room with multiple gunshot wounds.
Markevius Dear told police in the hospital he did not know how he made it to the emergency room of Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
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.
The Clarksdale Municipal School District unanimously selected a 26-year veteran in education Dr. Earl Joe Nelson to be the next superintendent of the school district Wednesday afternoon.
Nelson succeeds Dennis Dupree, who retired after spending 12 years in the position.
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, 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
On the grounds of a church that was formed in the days of segregation, white students from a Minnesota college entertained and formed friendships with black children from Clarksdale on a recent weekday afternoon.
Charlene Booker, 40, of Horn Lake passed away on March 5, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 13, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
We were humbled the night of November 5 to receive more than 60 percent of the vote for Lieutenant Governor — an instruction from Mississippians to move forward with our plans to grow our economy, provide every child with quality public educational opportunities, make healthcare more accessible and shore up our roads and bridges.