Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Thursday that Mississippi legislators passed the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act. This legislation will establish a $75 million grant program for the immediate deployment of fiber broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.
Cassandra Wilson has seen a pattern of low voter turnouts for elections in Coahoma County the past several years and decided to do something about it.
Wilson held a voter registration drive at the old Harvest Foods parking lot on DeSoto Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, passing out forms for people to register.
A bill is working its way through the Mississippi Legislature that will put some teeth into penalties for those found abusing animals. Senate Bill 2658 will increase penalties for cruelty to dogs and cats in Mississippi.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car fire Sunday and their investigation indicates it may have started with someone shooting fireworks from the vehicle.
Deputies and firefighters responded to 1035 Union Street in Tunica and found a gray Dodge Grand Caravan fully engulfed in flames.
Lonnie B. Tugle, 89, of Clarksdale died June 24, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
Beverly Allen, 55, of Clarksdale died June 7, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Public viewing is June 19, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service is 1 p.m. June 20, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Kenneth Gooden presiding.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Allen Lee Shaffer, II, 40, an Audio Technician, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
The Junior Auxiliary of Clarksdale need your help to “Stuff The Bus.”
Junior Auxiliary of Clarksdale is working to get students in Coahoma and Quitman County get ready for the 2020-21 and they need the community’s help.
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.
Police are trained to make split second decisions.
Cpl. L.J. Peters made the right decision Sunday morning and a 2-year-old is probably alive because his quick action.
A call came into the Clarksdale Police Department about 10 a.m. Sunday that a 2-year-old boy had been shot in the torso at 520 McKinley Street.
The Mississippi Library Commission recently named 12 public library systems as Mississippi Library Stars for the 2017 fiscal year. Among the 12 honored was the Carnegie Public Library in Clarksdale.
At least one member of a board that oversees a youth program in Coahoma County said he has no interest in serving as an advisor.
Lee Academy football is hosting a jamboree Friday night in preparation for the football season set to begin Aug. 23.
The Colts, Indianola Academy, Marshall Academy, North Delta School, Tunica Academy, Kirk Academy and Magnolia Heights School will all be participating.
Three Clarksdale High School turnovers translated to 20 points for Cleveland Central High School when the two teams met at Crumpton Field Friday night.
The Wildcats (3-1) fell into a 26-8 deficit and their comeback came up just short as the Wolves held on to win 26-20.
More than 40 years ago a young doctor was looking for a hospital to affiliate with that would allow him to, start a practice, raise a family, get involved in his community and enjoy life.
Dr. Pat Burke found that in Clarksdale.