After taking a year off, McKinley Scott saw an opportunity to get back into coaching and build a program.
The Coahoma County School District board voted to name Scott the Coahoma County Red Panthers’ high school football coach during the May board meeting. Scott succeeds Mario Lane, who was the coach for two seasons.
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.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting the daily lives of many individuals, retired longtime Clarksdale Municipal School District coach and athletic director Curtis Kemp Sr. decided to give something back to the children in the community.
A single car accident west of Clarksdale Sunday has killed one and seriously injured another.
The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday on Friars Point Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating a shooting after a man was dropped off at the emergency room with multiple gunshot wounds.
Markevius Dear told police in the hospital he did not know how he made it to the emergency room of Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
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.
Coahoma County saw no new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday and it was the first time the local number has not increased since the first case was reported March 18.
The county currently has 38 confirmed cases of the disease and one fatality attributed to the disease on April 4.
Activity report for Saturday, Dec. 29-Wednesday, Jan. 2
* 100 block of Crestline Drive. Some binoculars and two knives were taken.
* 100 block of Westover Drive. Two rifles, a camo backpack and jacket, lacrosse boots, range finder and bag with coins were taken.
Joseph Cox, 63, a farmer from Clarksdale, died June 10, 2019 at his home. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Mt. Pisgah M. B. Church with burial in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) announced Tuesday, April 9 the award of a $148.8 million loan to a Hattiesburg-based rural electric partnership to finance system upgrades for a rural electric system serving 55 Mississippi counties, including Coahoma County.