Dorothy L. Troy nee Lasine, born May 14, 1949, died May 11, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Terry Troy; loving mother of Josh Troy and Scott Troy; dear sister of Stuart (Rann) Lasine and Arlene (Neil) Kaplan; cherished daughter of the late Jack and Fay Lasine; and fond aunt, cousin, and friend to many.
Robert Fava, Jr., 82, was born on April 14, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home in Alligator. He was the owner and operator of Mary Ann’s Variety Store and Fava Brothers Grocery in Alligator for over 50 years. Graveside services are 10 a.m.
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.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank once again hosted a massive mobile food pantry food distribution at the Expo Center on Monday.
And they were chosen for the distribution of more than 20,000 pounds of food because Clarksdale does this well.
For the second consecutive year, Coahoma Community College has won The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The college has beaten out 60 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to win a competitive $50,000 grant.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced Friday a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable June 26, 2020 to stockholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2020. This will mark the 193rd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.
The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be holding auditions for the dance, theatre, vocal and media arts/filmmaking departments on Wednesday, June 10.
State Treasurer David McRae today launched the "Tell Me Something Good" Scholarship Program. Each week in May, a Mississippi PreK-12 student will be awarded a $529 College Savings Mississippi scholarship for doing good in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Freddie Lenard Sr., 72, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. May 22, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at noon May 23, 2020 at Springfield Cemetery with pastor James Bennett presiding. Arrangements are entrusted Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
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 Coahoma County High School boys are one game away from winning their third Class 2A state championship in four years.
Potts Camp, a former division opponent, is the one team standing in the way of the Red Panthers (23-10, 9-1). The Cardinals and Red Panthers will face off in the state championship at 3 p.m. Friday at Ole Miss.
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.
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.
A Clarksdale businessman will have to wait an additional two weeks as elected city leaders decide whether to approve a banquet hall that has been at the center of neighborhood disputes and calls to police in the past.