James Edward Davis, 70, of Clarksdale, born April 27, 1950, died.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. June 12 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is at Century Funeral Home from 1 to 5 p.m. June 11.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Gail Jacks Dixon, 82, long time resident of Clarksdale passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at her home. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m.
Glynn Busby, 50, of Clarksdale died May 29, 2020. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery June 6, 2020.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Richard M. Webster, Jr went to be with the Lord, on Saturday May 30, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. He was born on April 27, 1948 to the late Richard M. Webster, Sr and Yvonne Colvey Webster.
Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
For the second consecutive year, Coahoma Community College has won The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The College has beaten out 60 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to win a competitive $50,000 grant.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Thu. May 7 through Tues. May 12, 2020.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156.
James Britt (J.B.) Herrin, Jr., a longtime resident of Clarksdale, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2020 into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by the love and devotion of his family.
They say forbidden fruit is the sweetest and many in our community have taken a big bite over the past six weeks.
I have repeatedly said the only businesses that honored the state, city and county’s request to shutdown were local, law abiding folk who truly care more for their community than the almighty dollar.
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.
Nina Chicouras Zachary, 88, of West Helena, Ark., passed away on Jan. 27, 2020, due to natural causes after a brief illness.
Walmart has not closed and shoppers continue to come in seeking -- well, toilet paper.
"We are open and we have items on the shelf," said Walmart manager Sam Conner. "We get trucks everyday and stock it when we get it."
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.
It’s an old family recipe that has been tailored through the years by the tastes of the Mississippi Delta.
The family of Clarksdale resident Gilroy Chow will have their dumplings and other unique dishes featured on Somewhere South at 9 p.m. Friday on PBS.
A day after hearing from both sides in an investigation of three of the top employees at Clarksdale Public Utilities, and less than 24 hours after being served notice of a federal lawsuit against the city, the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners voted Tuesday to a settlement, allowing the inquiry to continue.
Rebbie Buckley, 98, of Charleston, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at her home.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.
Judy M. Agostinelli, 75, died on June 26, 2019 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. She was born September 6, 1943, the daughter of the late Alesio (Latchie) Marcellini and the late Lavonia Marcellini. Judy had two sisters the late Nancy Marcellini and the late Johnnie Marcellini Rushing.