Evelyn Marie Campassi Demilio was born in Clarksdale, Miss. On Feb. 16, 1925. She died on Aug.
Vehicle related crimes dominated the Clarksdale Police blotter this weekend with three auto burglaries, a stolen vehicle and a recovered stolen vehicle listed.
Ethel Johnson, 70, of Clarksdale, born in December 1950, died.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 with the Rev. Tyler officiating. Graveside services are at Oak Ridge Cenetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arraangments.
BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. - The Webb School recently announced its A and B honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.
The following Clarksdale residents earned A Honor Roll status:
• Sydney Cohen, 12th Grade.
• Chloe Tyner, 12th Grade.
“Purple Church: With God All Things Are Possible” was originally scheduled to be filmed in Clarksdale in 2019, but obstacles have pushed the production back.
The Clarksdale Police Department has chased and caught a fleeing vehicle and the incident has resulted in felony charges against the driver.
Police attempted to pull over a red Kia about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and when it failed to stop police pursued it until it wrecked.
Senate Bill 2015, signed into law in 2010, prohibits bullying or harassing behavior in Mississippi schools.
The bill requires all local school districts to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying and harassing behavior.
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.
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.
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.
A higher than normal COVID-19 infection count and easy accessibility to Memphis, Arkansas and the heart of the Mississippi Delta are reasons Coahoma County was chosen as one of the state’s first two mobile testing sites last week.
Twenty-five Coahoma County residents took advantage of the mobile testing site for the coronavirus in the parking lot of the Expo Center throughout the day on Friday, March 27. The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center organized the testing.“(Clarksdale) was chosen due to a high number of cases and more accessibility for testing,” said Liz Sharlot, Communication Director for MSDH.
Sharlot would not speculate on why the local case count was higher other than to say the disease is new and the state health department continues to learn more about the disease every day.
Clarksdale is the first major community south of the Memphis Metroplex and does have access to a bridge over the Mississippi River. Clarksdale is the northern gateway to the Mississippi Delta.
Locals who felt they had been exposed to the disease were ushered into tents by medical personnel in full bio-hazard suits. The potential patients were then screened for where they had been, how they felt and medical history. Samples were collected by doctors and vans stood by to carry anyone needing advanced healthcare to local hospitals.
According to Marc Rolph, executive director of communications for UMMC, the results of the tests were not available on Friday. It will take several days to determine whether or not those tested had the coronavirus.
As of Tuesday morning, there were 21 reported COVID-19 cases in Coahoma County and no deaths. There were 937 cases in Mississippi and 20 deaths.
There was also a testing site at Lewisburg High School in Olive Branch on the same day.
Rolph reported 85 Desoto County residents took the coronavirus test on Friday.
“Not only is it a bigger, more densely populated area, but they’ve got a pretty strong number of cases already,” Rolph said.
There are 84 reported COVID-19 cases reported in Desoto County and one death as of Tuesday morning.
Olive Branch is also approximately 30 minutes from Memphis, which is in Shelby County. There were 405 reported cases of the coronavirus in Shelby County as of Tuesday morning.
Testing for the coronavirus in Mississippi is not finished.
“I think there’s some talk about other similar operations happening next week, but I just think it’s too early to disclose any location,” Rolph said.
Vicksburg and Greenwood were the site of mobile testing facilities on Tuesday, a massive testing facility was slated to open in Meridian today and a fourth testing location was scheduled for Natchez on Thursday.
Rolph said while healthcare professionals will handle the sick, he said the public could help by following a few simple rules:
“Stay home,” Rolph said. “If you don’t have to leave your house, don’t.
“Social distancing is important,” he added. “If you don’t have to be in any groups, don’t.”
Rolph said social distancing is just as important in every community, whether it has a smaller population like Coahoma County or is a big city.
Sharlot urged anyone who thinks they have been exposed to coronavirus to get tested.
“They should call their healthcare provider immediately; do not just show up,” said Sharlot.
She also said the MSHD website -- https://msdh.ms.gov/ -- is packed with information about the disease, prevention and general information.
EDITOR'S NOTE: See daily coronavirus case count and Mississippi State Department of Health updates at noon each day.
Coahoma County will be the site of a one-day coronavirus testing for those who think they may have been exposed to the disease.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will open two mobile COVID-19 testing sites Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Clarksdale residents and businesses got some good news Monday when bids were opened to handle the city’s municipal waste needs.
Republic Services, who currently handles Clarksdale’s garbage needs, was the only company to submit a bid.
Marjorie Ann Weller Arnett, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 in Tallulah, La., at the age of 86.
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.
Samuel Johnson, 68, of Jackson, Tenn., died May 21, 2019 of natural causes.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale. The Rev. Luster C. Tyler II will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Eagle Church Cemetery in Dublin.