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CLARKSDALE, Miss. – On the sixth day of a 15-day plan to slow Corona Virus spreading, Americans were urged “to stay at home and save lives” by the White House task force during its press conference at noon Saturday.
States under official lockdown orders include New York, California, Washington.
When will I write my last coronavirus column or story for your Clarksdale Press Register?
I don’t know.
I do know I will not write a column next week that even mentions COVID-19.
Next week I’ll write about Good News!
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.
OXFORD — Foul trouble proved costly for the Coahoma County High School girls in the Class 2A state championship against Calhoun City at Ole Miss Friday.
The Lady Red Panthers (29-4, 10-0) had two athletes foul out down the stretch and lost 67-57 in overtime to the Lady Wildcats.
Clarksdale’s premier blues festival will not be held this year due to health concerns from the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement released this morning, Juke Joint Festival organizers said the event set for April 18 will be cancelled and rescheduled for April 17, 2021.
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.
Employees at Fred’s in Clarksdale learned Friday their store is scheduled to close, but have not been given a date on when the downtown business will shut its doors.
“Employees are not allowed to talk about it,” said Byron Abbey, a Fred’s employee since 1999. “We have been told very little.”
The crush started at Walmart Thursday night as the community geared up for Gov. Tate Reeves' order to shelter in place until April 20.
The store was filled with people and sheriff’s deputies were called to enforce a one-person, one-buggy rule.
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.
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 Municipal School District board members are looking to give all prospective candidates for the superintendent position an opportunity to learn about all of its schools.
Barbara Rappaport Levine, 79, of Clarksdale, died Feb. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 at the Clarksdale Jewish Cemetery.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2019 Labor Day enforcement period which began Friday, August 30, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Monday, September 2 at midnight.
There were three reported fatalities in the state over the Labor Day weekend with one of those occurring Monday in Quitman County.
The Mississippi Banking Association’s program “A Banker in Every Classroom ” brings together Mississippi bankers and teachers at the local level to promote financial literacy.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Sherard Elementary were visited by Megan Denton of First National Bank of Clarksdale.
Hayes Clegg, who started his senior football season at Lee Academy, as a running back and linebacker, has been named to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) All Star team.