Evelyn Marie Campassi Demilio was born in Clarksdale, Miss. On Feb. 16, 1925. She died on Aug.
Vehicle related crimes dominated the Clarksdale Police blotter this weekend with three auto burglaries, a stolen vehicle and a recovered stolen vehicle listed.
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.
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.
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.
The National Energy Regulatory Commission will have new reliability standards requirement beginning 2020 and Clarksdale Public Utilities is attempting to remain in compliance.
SCOOBA — Coahoma Community College and East Mississippi battled it out to get their first victory of the season. The Tigers had chances, but the East Mississippi Community College Lions took advantage of their mistakes and swept the doubleheader 11-0 and 15-6.
Elbert Lee, 62, died at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale Sept. 18, 2019.
Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. Jimmie Glasper officiating. Burial is at Saint Pauls Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
When the 17 wagons powered by teams of mules left Marks, Mississippi, one May day in 1968, the group of children had no idea of where exactly they were headed nor why.
For this group of four boys and two girls, ranging in age from 3 to 9 years old, it was one big adventure.