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Clarksdale High School’s girls basketball program went from worst to first in its division during Greg Wilson’s second season as head coach in 2016-17 with a handful of freshman making immediate contributions.
Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest
Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
As you see in today’s paper, the Coahoma County High School boys basketball team won its third Class 2A state championship in four years.
The Lady Red Panthers’ success cannot be forgotten either as they missed the title by one game. They continue to make the state tournament and fall just short.
Johnny Lee McGloson Jr., 26, from Clarksdale died March 5, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
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.
Terry Lake, 60, of Clarksdale died Jan. 21, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Home. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020 at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Leslie B. Howard Sr. presiding. Burial follows at Oakridge Cemetery.
Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Pearlie Mae Fair, 79, born Aug. 16, 1940, died at Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven Jan. 16, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Two high schools in Coahoma County will be holding their graduations for the class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19.
The first is Coahoma Early College High School set for 10 a.m. in the Pinnacle on the Coahoma Community College campus.
CECHS’s valedictorian is Talayshia Tate and the salutatorian is Layesha Ba.
When Coahoma County sheriff Charles Jones learned about a federal lawsuit alleging a mentally ill man in Cleveland was arrested, jailed and denied basic care, he explained the Department of Justice sent a mandate that a jail is not the place for patients who do something due to a mental illness.
Volunteers and staff members at the Rev. S. L. A. Jones Activity Center are all smiles as they wait to give away the nice prizes in the background at a recent event at the center. Pictured are, from left, Jennifer Walton, Trey Hamby, Gertrude Vincent, Roderick Gordon and Patricia Payno.
Coahoma Early College High School has not put a complete game together through the first three weeks of the football season, but the wins are still coming.
The Tigers (2-1) jumped out to a 24-2 lead at home against Holly Springs Friday night and hung on to win 24-16.