Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
Chief Earnest Calvin Marshall, of Decatur, Ga., saying he was leader of 17 Indian tribes, led a peaceful gathering across from the Coahoma County Courthouse Wednesday for what he said was the Muskogee nations claim to what he believed was rightfully theirs.
Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, officers with Tallahatchie County Sheriff’s Department and Charleston Police Department served state indictments on eight individuals July 14 for allegedly distributing methamphetamine and marijuana in the area.
Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.
Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.
Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.
There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.
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.
Coahoma County saw no new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday and it was the first time the local number has not increased since the first case was reported March 18.
The county currently has 38 confirmed cases of the disease and one fatality attributed to the disease on April 4.
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.
Activity report for Tuesday, Jan. 15
* 1700 block of Sommers Street. Jalen Ross was shot in the arm and leg while sitting in a vehicle on Sommers Street. Malik Howard was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in reference to the incident.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School is teaching students financial lessons at a very young age.
Every child at the school has the opportunity to open a traditional savings account set up at Southern Bancorp to help pay for college.
Irene Griffin Cooley, 83, died May 4, 2018, in Rome.
Visitation is Friday, May 11, 2018, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Century Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at King Temple Church. Presiding minister will be announced.
Century Funeral Home in Clarksdale is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will let out early today for the weather.
Light snow Tuesday morning prompted the school to announce at 10:30 a.m. they will be sending children home at 2:30 p.m..
Linda Johnson Kemp, 65, of Atlanta, Ga. died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Christian City Nursing Center in Union City, Ga.
A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Oct.25, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home at 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.
Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.