Tens of thousands of yellow and orange cosmos, bask in the Mississippi Delta sunshine on the banks of the Sunflower River in Martin Luther King Park this week. The flowers were planted this spring and have provided the perfect place for senior pictures, family picnics and for couples just looking for a pretty vista and a quiet moment. Contractor Tommy Walton said his crew was busy Tuesday building a walking trail in the park and added the flowers should be in full bloom over the next two weeks.
While COVID-19 is still out there, Mississippi is reporting single digit fatality numbers for the third straight day Monday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported eight deaths due to coronavirus on Saturday, two on Sunday and four Monday.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank held its third massive mobile food pantry food distribution at the Expo Center on Tuesday.
And they were chosen for the distribution of more than 27,000 pounds of food because Clarksdale does this well.
It’s the latest addition for locals and tourist looking for a bite and the rebirth of a building in downtown Clarksdale.
Rapper and Clarksdale native Rick Ross snipped the ribbon on Wingstop, at 300 Issaquena Avenue Friday morning.
Allen Lee Shaffer, II, 40, an Audio Technician, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Malcolm Mabry, Jr. of Dublin, born in 1933, was an animal lover, farmer, teacher, artist, writer and former long-time legislator. Malcolm Mabry, Jr. died June 12, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Malcolm was 87-years-old. He leaves behind the legacy of a life devoted to the betterment of both man and animals.
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
After reporting no new cases Thursday, Coahoma County saw three new cases of COVID-19 reported Friday. There have been 10 new local cases over the past seven days and the county’s third death was reported Tuesday.
The county now has 64 people who have had or who are currently infected with the disease
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.
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.
Patricia Clark, 50, of Clarksdale died Friday, February 28, 2020 at home in Clarksdale.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Molly Jane Tolar Franks, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Clarksdale. Born on Aug. 3, 1952 in Clarksdale, she was the daughter of the late Sam V. Tolar, Sr. and Bernice Rowland Tolar.
Mrs. Franks graduated from Clarksdale High School and Delta State College. She served in the Army for six years, achieving the rank of Captain.
Senior guard Patrice Broomfield was the leading scorer in both games as the Clarksdale High School girls won the district tournament championship in Greenwood last week.
Winning the tournament put the Lady Wildcats (20-8, 7-1) in the Class 4A playoffs and they opened with a 59-24 win at home against North Pontotoc Monday night.
Clarksdale native Judith Goodwin Blackburn served with excellence for 37 years at the Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company in Mississippi.
A Mississippi College accounting graduate, Blackburn worked as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer at the time of her passing in Jackson in July 2018.