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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.
Clarksdale’s premier blues festival will not be held this year due to health concerns from the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement released this morning, Juke Joint Festival organizers said the event set for April 18 will be cancelled and rescheduled for April 17, 2021.
The Coahoma Community College Basketball program was recently under the spotlight for having several players recognized by the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC). Two standout players went beyond the call of duty to achieve their goals on and off the court.
Patrice Broomfield lacked size and joined a high school basketball team as a freshman that finished at the bottom of its district.
Herman Bridges, 69, of Clarksdale died March 10, 2020.
Funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Woolf Funeral Home of Clarksdale with pastor Wade Wortham presiding.
Woolf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Lee Academy seniors Brett Wilson and Anna Byrd both made contributions for their teams during the Class 3A-4A-5A MAIS All-Star Basketball Game at Jackson Prep March 6.
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."
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.
Noel Monaghan Russell, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Stuart, Fla., from complications from a heart attack he suffered several days earlier.
Noel was born in Clarksdale on June 24, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. James A. Russell, Jr. and raised on his family’s farm near Jonestown.
Coahoma Early College High School was plagued with injuries throughout division play and was winless in Region 2-3A action going into the final regular-season game at Independence Thursday night, but still had an opportunity to make the playoffs with a 7-point win and some help.