Lifelong Clarksdale resident, Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert, 89, passed away on May 20, 2020, at N.W.R.M.C. He graduated from Clarksdale High School, Delta State College and the School of Banking at LSU. He was retired from United Southern Bank as a Senior Vice-President.
State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $1.3 million back to Mississippi taxpayers last month in stolen or misused funds.
Auditors from the state routinely check and double check the files and funds of both city and county government and are often tipped off by employees of government about abuses and possible theft and fraud.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18, 2020.
MON. MAY 18
Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of North State Street at 9:11 p.m. in reference to a shooting into a vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Veronica Jenkins and she stated that she was at TigerMart, when she heard several gunshots outside the building.
Jenkins said she came out to find her vehicle along with several other vehicles had been hit by gun fire.
Officers searched the area and found several shell casing in the Daylight Donut shop parking lot.
The case was assigned to Investigator M. Dawson.
On Monday morning around 12:17 a.m. officers responded to 439 South State Street in reference to a female subject that had shot.
When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Tirua Hodges and noticed that she had been shot in the lower back area. Hodges was transported by helicopter to Region One in Memphis in stable condition.
The case was assigned to Investigator K. Walker.
On Monday officers responded to a call of shots fired on Wildcat Drive. No one was found in the area, but officers searching the area foun several shell casings in the roadway.
Some things you only get one chance to do and walking across a stage or football field to be handed your high school diploma after 12-years of hard work is one of them.
Lee Academy’s Class of 2020 graduation will be in one of two places – in the school’s gymnasium or on the football field.
Linda Covington Edgerley, 79, a homemaker of Southaven and formerly of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at Hermitage Gardens in Southaven. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
Robert J. Johnson, 25, of Clarksdale died April 24, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Graveside service is on May 9, 2020 at Johnson Family Cemetery in Lambert.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Sandra Elizabeth Harper was born to the union of Alvin Lee Williams Campbell and Beulah (Stanton) Watts Campbell in Clarksdale on Sept. 24, 1944. Her parents preceded her in death.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shown are the winners in the recent Geography Bee held at St. Elizabeth School in Clarksdale. Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders took part in the bee. Kyle Rawlinson, left, won first place and he will now take a test to enter the regional Geography Bee. Placing second was Bryant Johnson, center, while Ben Pennington, at right, was third.