Billy John Byrd was born November 14, 1965 in Water Valley, Ms. to I.V. Byrd and Carolyn Gray Byrd. He loved fishing and hunting and was prolific at what he loved. He went to the Lord on May 29, 2020 in Tupelo. We thank all the many doctors and nurses who took great care of him.
Nathaniel Moore, 61, of Clarksdale, born April 10, 1959, died.
Funeral services were May 29. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 28 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Katie Robinson, 86, of Clarksdale, born June 29, 1933, died.
Funeral services were noon May 30 with Bishop Clayton officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Albert Holman Williams, 76, born in Davenport on April 20, 1944, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was a Clarksdale resident and graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School (“Aggie”). He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Tugaloo College.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School is a little closer to purchasing St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and constructing a new facility on the property.
Board member Chuck Rutledge, also chair of the facilities committee, and architect Jonathan Tate provided a report during a recent meeting.
Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
For the second consecutive year, Coahoma Community College has won The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The College has beaten out 60 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to win a competitive $50,000 grant.
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
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
Billy Joe Williams, 81, went to be with the Lord Monday morning April 20, 2020, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Billy Joe was born in Sumne, on March 25, 1939, to his parents Joe and Lily Rogers Williams. Billy Joe was married to Meadie Rice Williams for 43 years.
The city of Clarksdale is inviting the public to come out and fall in love with the city of Clarksdale and its employees during an event scheduled for Valentine’s Day.
The city will be hosting a free barbecue lunch at noon Thursday at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium Annex at 506 E. Second St.
Clarksdale city officials, as well as its residents, have been happy to see gas prices plummet in the city to where they’re comparable to surrounding towns in the Delta.
The system works.
While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.
When individuals were staying in the Federal Building on Sharkey Avenue at night several years ago, Wood & Wood Security began to have guards in the facility.
The service began during Daniel Vassel’s tenure as county administrator in 2010, but there was no official contract.