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CLARKSDALE, Miss. – On the sixth day of a 15-day plan to slow Corona Virus spreading, Americans were urged “to stay at home and save lives” by the White House task force during its press conference at noon Saturday.
States under official lockdown orders include New York, California, Washington.
When will I write my last coronavirus column or story for your Clarksdale Press Register?
I don’t know.
I do know I will not write a column next week that even mentions COVID-19.
Next week I’ll write about Good News!
Davaline Taylor Walker passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at age 50, at her residence in Hiram, Ga. She was born on June 28, 1969 in Clarksdale to David Taylor and Hattie Taylor. She attended Coahoma Community College, University of Mississippi, Bellevue University of Omaha, Ne., and received BS and MBA degrees.
One person has been shot by law enforcement as sheriff’s deputies tried to serve a search warrant on a house in Clarkdsale.
Coahoma County Sheriff Charles Jones said no officers were injured, but a man was shot and later taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis Monday morning.
Coahoma County saw the number of COVID-19 cases in the county once again increase by one Monday to 29 confirmed cases of the disease.
The community reported its first case of the disease on March 18 and its first death Saturday.
K9 officer Horace Whitehead showed his skills on the basketball court by earning the game’s MVP for the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department in a 67-56 victory against the Clarksdale Fire Department at the Coahoma County Expo Center Friday afternoon.
Quitman County Community Work Center escapee Walter Lee Lewis is now in custody.
Lewis, 31, was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday without incident in Fulton and will be returned to prison.
It is not known how Lewis made it to Fulton or if he had help making his escape Thursday.
Nina Chicouras Zachary, 88, of West Helena, Ark., passed away on Jan. 27, 2020, due to natural causes after a brief illness.
Walmart has not closed and shoppers continue to come in seeking -- well, toilet paper.
"We are open and we have items on the shelf," said Walmart manager Sam Conner. "We get trucks everyday and stock it when we get it."
Clarksdale Municipal School District board members are looking to give all prospective candidates for the superintendent position an opportunity to learn about all of its schools.
Barbara Rappaport Levine, 79, of Clarksdale, died Feb. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 at the Clarksdale Jewish Cemetery.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2019 Labor Day enforcement period which began Friday, August 30, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Monday, September 2 at midnight.
There were three reported fatalities in the state over the Labor Day weekend with one of those occurring Monday in Quitman County.
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.
Hayes Clegg, who started his senior football season at Lee Academy, as a running back and linebacker, has been named to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) All Star team.