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Ruth Rogers Ferguson

Ruth Rogers Ferguson passed away on August 8, 2020 at Beau Ridge Memory Care in Ridgeland.

Due to COVID restraints, there will be a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale will be handling the arrangements.

Walter L. Prince

Walter L. Prince, 75, born in February 1945, died in Clarksdale.

Funeral services are noon Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 with the Rev. Barnes officiating. Graveside is at McLaurin Memorial Garden Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


First Nursing Home Case Reported In County



Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.



Rash of burglaries reported in Clarksdale



It’s summertime and burglaries – especially auto burglaries – are the crime of the season as crooks and juveniles look for easy opportunities to steal.

Police ask that you please lock your doors, park in lighted areas and anyone who sees someone suspicious lurking around vehicles to please call police and they will respond.

John E. Herren

On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, John E. Herren, 80, of Centerville, Ga., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven.

John was born in Rena Lara on June 3, 1938, the son of the late Lucy Watson Herren and William T. Herren.