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A death related to coronavirus has been reported in Tunica County and is the first in the region.
The Tunica County COVID-19 Task Force was notified Wednesday evening by the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) of a death within the County of Tunica, which was related to the Coronavirus.
Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest
Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Jim Pugh, 52, Owner/Operator of Southern Collision, passed away March 17, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. 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.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Mt. Eagle Missionary Baptist Church in Dublin with pastor Charlie Pace presiding. Burial is at Mt. Eagle Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Dublin. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020.
The Lee Academy boys basketball season came to an end in the Elite 8 of the MAIS Class 3A State Tournament with a 74-45 loss to Columbia Academy at Canton Academy Wednesday, Feb. 19.
DJ Vassel and Bryan Ray finished with 8 points each, Gage Murphy scored 7, and Brett Wilson and Phillip Brownlee contributed 6 each.
State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indictedBy 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.
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.
When I think of the 2019 football season in Coahoma County for both high school and junior college, the word transition first comes to mind.
All five teams in some way have not completely fulfilled their potential, but are also on the right path to building more successful programs.
While a recent survey shows there is a great concern about crime in Clarksdale, there were few members of the public in attendance at Thursday’s forum where a plan guiding the city’s police department for the next five years was unveiled.
Christmas is more than toys and pretty lights and yes, there is much commercialism of this holiday. But the truth is, Christmas is the time of the year that many businesses make up to 40 percent of their sales. It is the time of year churches promote special giving to finance ministries.
Eddie Charles “Smitty” Smith was born on Nov. 27, 1935, to the late Emres and Rosie Lee Cole-Smith in Friars Point. He passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.
Smitty joined Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. L. C. Tyler.
Two longstanding members of the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors, who made contributions to the community for many decades, died Friday, March 8.
Katherine Furr, 89, who represented District 5 on the board for 15 years, died late Friday.
Timothy Burrel, 76, who represented District 3 for 19 years, died earlier in the day.
All ages welcome, no cost to participate
Residents of Coahoma County and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to learn about the game of tennis on recently renovated courts at Nosef Park Saturday morning.
GREENWOOD — “One Yard Short.”
That was what the play became known as when the Tennessee Titans fell one yard shy of the end zone and from tying the game against the St. Louis Rams in the final seconds of Super Bowl XXXIV.