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.
State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $1.3 million back to Mississippi taxpayers last month in stolen or misused funds.
Auditors from the state routinely check and double check the files and funds of both city and county government and are often tipped off by employees of government about abuses and possible theft and fraud.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18, 2020.
MON. MAY 18
Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of North State Street at 9:11 p.m. in reference to a shooting into a vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Veronica Jenkins and she stated that she was at TigerMart, when she heard several gunshots outside the building.
Jenkins said she came out to find her vehicle along with several other vehicles had been hit by gun fire.
Officers searched the area and found several shell casing in the Daylight Donut shop parking lot.
The case was assigned to Investigator M. Dawson.
On Monday morning around 12:17 a.m. officers responded to 439 South State Street in reference to a female subject that had shot.
When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Tirua Hodges and noticed that she had been shot in the lower back area. Hodges was transported by helicopter to Region One in Memphis in stable condition.
The case was assigned to Investigator K. Walker.
On Monday officers responded to a call of shots fired on Wildcat Drive. No one was found in the area, but officers searching the area foun several shell casings in the roadway.
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.
William R. "Buddy" Jackson, 95, of Marks, Francis Landing Hunting Club, and Senatobia, passed away May 1, 2020 at Oxford Baptist Hospital. He was born in Sledge and was a long-time resident and businessman in Marks.
Your Clarksdale Press Register feels one of the saddest stories to come out the coronavirus panic has been what it is doing to our children, specifically their education and how it will affect their future.
We’re not talking about missing out on spring softball or even graduation ceremonies and closing 12-years or hard work.
Nancy Ann Kincade Williams, age 78, passed away at her home in Corinth on April 26, 2020 after an 11 year battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born Aug. 16, 1941, Nancy Ann was the only daughter of Sally and Robert Kincade and grew up in the Mississippi Delta with her brother, Pat Kincade.
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.
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.
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.
Some 850 people in Coahoma County received a Thanksgiving meal this year through the efforts of a mixture of volunteers and businesses as part of an outpouring of support that dates back nearly 40 years.
The Community Thanksgiving Meal was served up Thursday morning at The Care Station at 318 Delta Ave. in Clarksdale.
Color McGriff McGone! Gifts are not required on Thanksgiving, but Matt Luke gave me and all Ole Miss fans a big gift the Friday after Thanksgiving when he fired Rebel defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff.
I hate to see anyone lose their job, especially in these hard economic times. But, I’ll make an exception in McGriff’s case.
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.