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Coahoma coronavirus count

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

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.




Coahoma County virus count at 26 as of Friday

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Coahoma County rose by four Friday and now stands at 26 after the county first reported two cases on March 18.

There still have not been any Coahoma County deaths attributed to COVID-19. With the community now 17-days into the pandemic, it is apparent some of those 26 have gotten well.


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Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh, 52, Owner/Operator of Southern Collision, passed away March 17, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


Mary Brown

Mary Brown, 71, of Milwaukee, Wisc., died March 4, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 20, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon March 21, 2020 at Sweet  Home M. B. Church. Burial follows at Hitt Chapel Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Hornburger-Byas  Funeral Home in

Clarksdale.




Fellisha Redmond McGee

Fellisha Redmond McGee, 49, born Sept. 15, 1971, died March 7, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tutwiler with Pastor Gregory Buchana officiating. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indicted

By FROM STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE,

JACKSON – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from the Auditor’s office have made arrests in two separate cases after a grand jury assembled by District Attorney for the 11th District Brenda Mitchell indicted Gwendolyn Jefferson, Stacie Neal, and Kappi Allen.



Food, fun served at annual Taste of Clarksdale

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Barbara Jamison, at left, serves up an offering of John Wayne casserole to Gail Collins, at right, during Friday’s Taste of Clarksdale at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Also shown are Janise Ray, center, and Janette Stokes, back right, as they were manning the table for the Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center in Clarksdale.




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Voting Right

The system works.

While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.




Martha Mae Wilder Jenkins

Martha Mae Wilder Jenkins, 78, of Clarksdale died Oct. 25, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Union Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Sammie Collins will officiate. Burial is at  Carr’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Century Funeral Home.


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Obituaries

Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.