The Clarksdale Police Department has chased and caught a fleeing vehicle and the incident has resulted in felony charges against the driver.
Police attempted to pull over a red Kia about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and when it failed to stop police pursued it until it wrecked.
The number of coronavirus cases in Coahoma County continues to climb, but the number of fatalities has remained steady.
Coahoma County topped 500 cases on Saturday and is poised to add 100 by the weekend. The number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 stands at seven and has for July 20.
Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
Willie Mae Edwards, 62, of Clarksdale died Friday, July 25, 2020 at home.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 1;30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Clarksdale.
Lillian Marier Borgognoni, 89, a retired Bookkeeper at the Woman's Clinic, died July 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday July 21, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at St.
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.
Liddell Houston, 63, born March 11, died.
Funeral services are noon Friday, July 24 with the Rev. L.C. Tyler officiating. Burial is at Roundaway Palestine Cemetery. Visitation is at Century Funeral Home noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 23.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Ruben Burch Jr., 73, of Lyon died July 16, 2020 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. July 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Aug. 1 at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Blackhawk. Burial follows at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.
It’s summertime and kids can stay up late, but they can’t stay out late.
The Clarksdale Police Department reminds parents they are making an extra effort this summer to keep city streets and neighborhoods free and safe from all crime and vandalism.
And that means they can and do enforce city curfew ordinances.
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.
Tatyana R. Anderson, 20, of Robinsonville died Jan. 22, 2020 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven,. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Patricia Boyd Giles, 79, died Jan. 17, 2020, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
The crush started at Walmart Thursday night as the community geared up for Gov. Tate Reeves' order to shelter in place until April 20.
The store was filled with people and sheriff’s deputies were called to enforce a one-person, one-buggy rule.
Coahoma County will be the site of a one-day coronavirus testing for those who think they may have been exposed to the disease.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will open two mobile COVID-19 testing sites Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Clarksdale resident Alcorn Russell has been at a disadvantage for several years, but that did not stop him from winning the 2018 Magnolia Mississippi Chapter of Safari Club International Greg Kitchens Outstanding Hunter Award.
Michael Scott Monaghan, 66, a dispatcher at the University of Mississippi and former Clarksdale resident, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.
Mike, who lived in Oxford, was an avid reader.
Marjorie Ann Weller Arnett, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 in Tallulah, La., at the age of 86.
It was during the grand opening ceremony for the People Shores’ center in San Jose, Calif., in May when Jon Levingston first got the idea for a name for the center that would eventually come to Clarksdale.