The number of coronavirus cases in Coahoma County continues to climb, but the number of fatalities has remained steady.
Coahoma County topped 500 cases on Saturday and is poised to add 100 by the weekend. The number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 stands at seven and has for July 20.
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.
James Frank Surface Jr. passed away on July 17, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fla. at the age of 82.
The health of students is of primary concern to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and Mississippi schools and the following guidelines are designed to provide basic information and procedures regarding viruses in schools.
Restore My City will host a Community Cleanup Day from 7 a.m. until noon Aug. 28 along with city crews.
Plans are to start at the corner of Grant and MLK and pick up litter and tidy up the neighborhood.
Litter and unkept property attracts crime and hinders economic development.
DeAndre Tyson, 11, of St. Paul, Minn., died July 23, 2020.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 at Friars Point Cemetery with Pastor Johnny Elmore presiding.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
With festivals closing left and right around the state, the Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival is making plans to host this year’s event as an online experience.
Final plans are being made to host the 28th annual Tennessee Williams Festival on Oct. 15- 17.
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.
A woman who was visiting her cousin at his Clarksdale home was shot and killed Monday night when two intruders kicked in the front door and started shooting.
The killing was one of six incidents involving guns in Clarksdale within 52 hours of each other.
Mary Louise Hicks, 60, born July 20, 1959, died at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven Jan. 26, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her parents James Roby and Mary Lee Hicks
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.