Toni Marie Nassar, 65, died July 2, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Webster was a local public figure for many years as the mayor of Clarksdale, a broadcaster and avid golfer and family and friends will remember him as man of service to others.
Webster, the mayor from 1975 to 1986 and 1997 to 2001, died Saturday at age 72.
FRIARS POINT — After Tracy Vance was terminated as Friars Point police chief, the plan was to fill the position, but the city council chose a different path in May.
Whittie Lockett, Jr., 70, of Clarksdale died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Clarksdale.
I’ve seen your names in the paper.
I’ve seen your lovely faces smiling at us from the Lifestyles Page of the Clarksdale Press Register and the Society sections of other newspapers.
And I guess there is really nothing I can say to stop you, if your heart and mind are already made up about this marriage thing.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank will once again host a mobile food pantry food distribution at the Expo Center.
The community is reminded they must register as part of the program to make sure qualified individuals and homes in Coahoma County and Clarksdale are served first.
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.
JONESTOWN — Two of Jonestown resident Lil Johnny Jones’ family members were found dead in the past three years and both cases remain unsolved, so he came to the city council meeting Monday night, Dec. 3, calling for action and making threats in the process.
Coahoma Community College had a 27-17 lead on homecoming Saturday when Mississippi Delta Community College came to town, but the Tigers could not hang on down the stretch.
CCC (1-4) suffered its fourth consecutive defeat with a 29-27 loss.
With at least 61 diagnosed cases and three deaths from the coronavirus in Coahoma County, local doctors are spotting many different signs that could go unnoticed and are watching how the community – specifically the health community -- responds to this disease.