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.
Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.
“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 infections related to a recent funeral in Northeast Mississippi.
The funeral and after-service gathering were held on May 17, in the city of Baldwyn (located in Lee and Prentiss counties) and were attended by approximately 100 people.
Cozetta Maiden White, 97, of Clarksdale died Monday, May 25, 2020 in Cordova, Tenn.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
They say forbidden fruit is the sweetest and many in our community have taken a big bite over the past six weeks.
I have repeatedly said the only businesses that honored the state, city and county’s request to shutdown were local, law abiding folk who truly care more for their community than the almighty dollar.
Matilda Moore, 87, of Friars Point died Friday, May 1, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Mt. Avery Church Cemetery in Friars Point.
For the second consecutive year, Coahoma Community College has won The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The college has beaten out 60 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to win a competitive $50,000 grant.
With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting the daily lives of many individuals, retired longtime Clarksdale Municipal School District coach and athletic director Curtis Kemp Sr. decided to give something back to the children in the community.
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.
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.
I would like to take this time to say thank you.
Once again, many of you have opened your hearts and your homes to me. From downtown to the neighborhoods and out in the county, you have been so kind and generous.
I do honestly do appreciate you all.
Howard Smith was called to his reward on May 4, 2018, as a result of a heart attack, reaching the age of 83.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1935, in Chickasha, Okla., to Dan and Lena Smith. He was the fourth child in a family of 12 children. At the age of 2, he moved with his family to DeRidder, La.
JONESTOWN — George Taylor, a 2018 Coahoma Early College High School graduate, had concerns about social issues in his hometown Jonestown and put together a community forum at the Sister Kay Building on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Lillie Mae Jackson, 64, of Clarksdale, died April 30, 2018 at Shelby Nursing & Rehab in Cleveland.