Dennis E. Thomas, 50, of Jonestown Died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is at noon June 6, 2020 at the Timothy Burrel Building in Jonestown with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding.
Barbara Nell House Leggett, 87, passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2020 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at Oakridge cemetery in Clarksdale with the Rev. Scott Wright and the Rev. Danny Smith officiating.
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.
Willie V. Dawson, 95, of Clarksdale, born Feb. 12, 1925, died.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. May 30 with Bishop Dawson officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral home handled arrangements.
Glynn Busby, 50, of Clarksdale died May 29, 2020. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery June 6, 2020.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
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.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Thu. May 7 through Tues. May 12, 2020.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156.
James Britt (J.B.) Herrin, Jr., a longtime resident of Clarksdale, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2020 into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by the love and devotion of his family.
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.
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.”
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.
Charlie Prowell, 89, of Clarksdale, born May 22, 1930, died April 25, 2020.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. April 30 at McLaurin Memorial Garden with the Rev. Todd officiating. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Jonestown remains without a city attorney as the mayor and several council members are split on the three candidates for the position.
Mayor Kenny Lester attempted to hire a new city attorney during a special meeting held Wednesday, Feb. 13, but the position remains vacant.
Mackalya Murphree, 8, was the first person to drop a letter to Santa in the Clarksdale Press Register mailbox and was also the winner of the newspaper coloring contest. Mackalya is a second grader at Presbyterian Day School and the daughter of Christine Murphree of Clarkssdale.
FRIARS POINT — Dorothy Jenkins, president of the Farrell-Sherard Habitat for Humanity, spoke to the Friars Point City Council during its Wednesday, Jan. 2 meeting about possibly getting a chapter in the community.
Jenkins said the Habitat for Humanity chapter has been around since 1994, but things have changed.
There have been several stories in your Clarksdale Press Register over the past few weeks reporting on crime.
Home burglaries, assaults, car burglaries and reports of shots fired have grabbed the headlines. But on the bright side, a phone call to local police helped get a puppy back to CARES this week.