Carolyn Alford Salmon, 89, of Clarksdale, died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
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.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting the daily lives of many individuals, retired longtime Clarksdale Municipal School District coach and athletic director Curtis Kemp Sr. decided to give something back to the children in the community.
Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
The City of Clarksdale is following Gov. Tate Reeves orders and voted this week to continue sheltering in place until May 11.
Mayor Chuck Espy reminded residents if they don’t have essential business to tend to, to stay off the streets and he reminded the city a curfew is still in place for the next two weeks.
As you see in today’s Press Register, two former Coahoma Community College were selected in the NFL Draft last week.
Linebacker Davion Taylor went to the Philadelphia Eagles in the third tournd, while cornerback Chris Claybrooks went to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round.
Neftali "Neff" Rios, 37, of Dublin, a RN at St. Francis Hospital, died Sunday, April 26,2020 at home. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2020 at the RiosFamily Cemetery in Dublin. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
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.
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.
Quitman County Community Work Center escapee Walter Lee Lewis is now in custody.
Lewis, 31, was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday without incident in Fulton and will be returned to prison.
It is not known how Lewis made it to Fulton or if he had help making his escape Thursday.
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.
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.
The system works.
While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.
Police activity reported on Tuesday, April 9
* 200 block of Clark Street. A shotgun and handgun were taken.
Police activity reported on Monday, April 8
100 block of Cherry Street. A wallet was taken.
Patricia Clark, 50, of Clarksdale died Friday, February 28, 2020 at home in Clarksdale.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Coahoma County is one of 13 counties in the Mississippi Delta region and 19 throughout the state of Mississippi that are part of the Growth and Prosperity (GAP) program to give economically distressed areas of the state an extra incentive to attract jobs and capital investment.
The Clarksdale-Coahoma County Airport Board met Monday evening, Dec. 10 for the first time in three months to pay bills and discuss the airport’s rental plane.