Despite a massive economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Legislature passed its traditional annual bond bill that will add $291 million to the state’s indebtedness.
JACKSON -- It began with a treatment for skin inflammation. Then, Reed Hogan II, MD, began pondering if an inexpensive, available, over-the-counter treatment might also work in severe gastrointestinal illness, much of it caused by inflammation.
The Clarksdale native was seeing success. Then, COVID-19 hit.
Cases of COVID-19 continue to climb across the state, but the number of deaths appears to be stabilizing. Coahoma County reported its sixth death on June 21.
With massive testing ongoing across the state, Mississippi has now reported 28,770 cases of coronavirus and 1,092 deaths, with 10 deaths reported Friday.
Toni Marie Nassar, 65, died July 2, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center.
Residents of Clarksdale, Coahoma County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 Tuesday as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.
Daisy Ethel Virginia Smith Boehm, 79, passed away June 16, 2020, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Monday June 22, 2020 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two shootings with three people hit and hurt in these latest incidents of gun-violence.
Clarksdale reported two men shot in the chest last weekend and reports of shots fired in Clarksdale are being reported routinely to police.
L.C. Moore, 54, of Clarksdale died June 23, 2020 at his residence.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Friars Point with the Rev. Joe Sawyer officiating.
Woolf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Pearlie Mae Fair, 79, born Aug. 16, 1940, died at Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven Jan. 16, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
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.
After taking a year off, McKinley Scott saw an opportunity to get back into coaching and build a program.
The Coahoma County School District board voted to name Scott the Coahoma County Red Panthers’ high school football coach during the May board meeting. Scott succeeds Mario Lane, who was the coach for two seasons.
Fifty years after Apollo 11 re-entered Earth, a group of Chinese-Americans who played an integral part in the Space Race will share their experiences during Re-Entry…Mississippi, an event hosted by the Delta State University Archives and Museum and DSU’s Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum on July 7-8.
It was announced during Monday’s Coahoma County Board of Supervisors meeting that the value of real property is available for assessment at the Coahoma County Courthouse.
Clarksdale is known at the home of the Blues, but the community appreciates all types of music.
The Take Five Jazz Club will host the innaugural Yazoo Avenue Jazz Festival from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the corner of Yazoo and Second Street in downtown Clarksdale.