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Coahoma coronavirus count

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

A higher than normal COVID-19 infection count and easy accessibility to Memphis, Arkansas and the heart of the Mississippi Delta are reasons Coahoma County was chosen as one of the state’s first two mobile testing sites last week.

Twenty-five Coahoma County residents took advantage of the mobile testing site for the coronavirus in the parking lot of the Expo Center throughout the day on Friday, March 27. The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center organized the testing.





POLICE REPORT

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, March 25 through March 31, 2020.

Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.


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Carolyn Joyce Clayton

Carolyn Joyce Clayton, 70, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, MS. Visitation is was 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10,  2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.






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Pearlie Mae Fair

Pearlie Mae Fair, 79, born Aug. 16, 1940, died at Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven Jan. 16, 2020.

Funeral services are noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.





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Modena Taylor Buchanan

Modena Taylor Buchanan, 91, of Marks died Nov. 9, 2019 in Sanford, Fla. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Nov. 23, 2019 at Valley Queen M.B. Church in Marks with the Rev. Bernard Handy presiding. Burial follows at Belleview Family Cemetery in Hinchcliffe.





Local bank tutors Sherard Elementary students on finances

By STAFF REPORTS,

The Mississippi Banking Association’s program “A Banker in Every Classroom ” brings together Mississippi bankers and teachers at the local level to promote financial literacy.  

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Sherard Elementary were visited by Megan Denton of First National Bank of Clarksdale.


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Obituaries

Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.