Lifelong Clarksdale resident, Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert, 89, passed away on May 20, 2020, at N.W.R.M.C. He graduated from Clarksdale High School, Delta State College and the School of Banking at LSU. He was retired from United Southern Bank as a Senior Vice-President.
Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.
“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 infections related to a recent funeral in Northeast Mississippi.
The funeral and after-service gathering were held on May 17, in the city of Baldwyn (located in Lee and Prentiss counties) and were attended by approximately 100 people.
The Clarkdale Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a shooting that occurred in mid March.
Officers arrested Dantarius Williams, 25, on a warrant for aggravated assault that had been issued on March 18, following an incident where a man was shot in the foot following an incident on State Street.
Dorothy M. Hornburger, 82, Jonestown died on April 27, 2020 at Merit Health Hospital Clarksdale.
Public viewing is 2 to 4 p.m. May 8, 2020 at Mary Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Jonestown.
A Clarksdale man has been arrested for shooting at a car occupied by two women early Wednesday morning.
Clarksdale Police responded to a call at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Nebraska and State streets in reference to the shooting.
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.
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.
Clarksdale resident Sydney Cohen, an 11th grade student at The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., was recently among students inducted into the National Honor Society.
STARKVILLE – All of Mississippi’s 2019 cotton crop has emerged, but it’s off to a slow start.
Of approximately 700,-000 acres of cotton planted statewide this year, 57-percent is rated fair or worse by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as of July 8.
As the holidays approach, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce encourage those celebrating the holidays to make this a “Genuine Mississippi” Christmas by purchasing a live Mississippi Christmas tree.
Joe Gibbs and Cindy Mitchell, of Clarksdale, were facilitators in The Mississippi Bar’s 20th annual James O. Dukes Professionalism Program, which took place at a new student orientation session at the University of Mississippi Law School on Aug. 16.
Local writer and photographer Eric Stone has been spending time in Bogotá, Columbia, lately putting together a book about its street art.
Stone said Bogotá is arguably the world’s capitol of murals on public buildings in the streets and that gave him an idea for Clarksdale.