Leroy Hubert Owens, 96, of Union City, Tenn., formerly of Clarksdale passed away at the Obion County Nursing home, on June 16, 2020.
Graveside services will be held in Clarksdale at Oakridge Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating.
This newspaper is hesitant to casually hang the moniker of hero on anyone and very careful about putting it on something as broad and impersonal as a field of employment. There are people who do their job poorly in all professions.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two shootings over the weekend, one on Pecan Street and another at the Southern Inn, with three people injured in these incidents.
Clarksdale reported two men shot in the chest last weekend and reports of shots fired in Clarksdale are being called in routinely to police.
While COVID-19 is still out there, Mississippi is reporting single digit fatality numbers again and Coahoma County has only had six new cases in a week.
The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioner will consider making people in the public wear masks at it regular board meeting Monday.
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.
Nickelback James Washup, a 2017 Clarksdale High School graduate, spent the past two seasons playing for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and liked the scheme his coaches ran.
With that in mind, Washup decided to sign with Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., at CHS the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 19.
The numbers don’t look good at Lee Academy. But they are up from a year ago.
“We have 26 kids out this year,” said Colts Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Rick Johnston.
“That is five more than we had a year ago. So that’s good.”
Coahoma Early College High School assistant basketball coach Thomas Williams Sr. added five boys and five girls to his ESPNTom All-State Basketball Team for the 2019-20 season that appeared in last week’s Press Register.
Williams Sr. said every year the boys and girls would each have 15 athletes on the team.
Coahoma County resident Pete Hunter, who is one of the Coahoma County Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners, recently was awarded the Southeast Conservation District Employees Association 2018 Commissioner of the Year award.