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.
Mary Anderson Price, 67, of Clarksdale, died July 13, 2020.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. LC Tyler II officiating. Burial is at Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020.
The following area students were named to the Northwest Mississippi Community College President’s and Vice President’s list.
The President's List includes students completing a minimum of 12 academic hours with a 3.75 or better average in a four-point system.
The City of Clarksdale hosted its quarterly forum at the Clarksdale Civic Center last year and politely asked the community to step up to the microphone and voice their concerns over issues facing the city.
The plan is Coahoma Early College High School students to attend school in person twice a week and have online learning every Monday for the 2020-21 school year.
CECHS principal Cloretha Jamison outlined the hybrid model she will use in response to the coronavirus pandemic during the Coahoma Community College and CECHS board meeting Monday morning.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank are giving a “One! Two!” punch to hunger in Coahoma County.
The Mid-South Food Bank (MSFB) hosted a food giveaway Thursday at the Expo Center barn and the Care Station, on Monday, hosted its fourth food pantry, giving away more than 25,000-pounds of food.
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.
Students from St. Elizabeth Catholic School are participating in a “backpack project” to help feed needy children who would otherwise have to go hungry all weekend.
This is the third year of the project and Immaculate Conception and St. Elizabeth Catholic churches partnered to make it happen.
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.
William Benton Rico, age 27, of Rena Lara lost his life tragically on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Head Coach Micheal Stringer has been building the Coahoma Community College basketball program brick by brick. Coahoma has been making strides on and off the court. Last season, the Tigers were very competitive and starting to have a winning attitude. Despite winning three games, Coahoma lost 12 games by 3-5 points.
Now in its seventh year, the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University plans to screen new releases of major motion pictures on its big screen in the Delta & Pine Land Theatre.