The Clarksdale Police Department has chased and caught a fleeing vehicle and the incident has resulted in felony charges against the driver.
Police attempted to pull over a red Kia about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and when it failed to stop police pursued it until it wrecked.
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.
Willie Mae Edwards, 62, of Clarksdale died Friday, July 25, 2020 at home.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 1;30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Clarksdale.
COVID-19 stopped many businesses and institutions, but it has not stopped CARE Station from serving the hungry of this community.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank will host their fourth mobile food pantry distribution at the Expo Center next week. Approximately 13-tons of food was distributed in their last effort.
JONESTOWN — Mayor Kenny Lester pleaded guilty on four counts of embezzlement for converting public funds to his own use in Circuit Judge Charlie Webster’s courtroom Friday and resigned as Mayor of Jonestown effective 5 p.m. Monday.
JACKSON – State Auditor Shad White announced the Auditor’s office concluded four cases with guilty verdicts for embezzlement and returned nearly $150,000 to taxpayers last month.
Kappi Allen was convicted of embezzlement in the Coahoma Circuit Court chambers of Judge Albert B. Smith, III.
If you will look in the bottom left corner of this page, you’ll see the name and assignment of everyone who works at your Clarksdale Press Register.
Mine is Editor and Publisher.
While the Publisher’s job pays better, I relish the Editor’s post.
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.
Clarksdale Police are seeking information on a shooting early Thursday morning that sent a man to a Memphis hospital. Police are also seeking information on three burglaries reported Wednesday.
It’s summertime and burglaries – especially auto burglaries – are the crime of the season as crooks and juveniles look for easy opportunities to steal.
Police ask that you please lock your doors, park in lighted areas and anyone who sees someone suspicious lurking around vehicles to please call police and they will respond.
Dillard Dee Melton, Sr., 86, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his home in Tutwiler.
Mr. Dillard was a workaholic, avid hunter and cotton grower who lived and breathed farming.
Senator Cindy Hyde Smith spent two days in Clarksdale this week learning about the community’s successes and enjoying Delta culture.
The Senator’s visit was part of a five stop tour of the Delta Wednesday that began in Clarksdale. Her visit here included stops at PeopleShores and Saf-T-Cart.