Cases of COVID-19 continue to climb across the state, but the number of deaths appears to be stabilizing. Coahoma County reported its sixth death on June 21.
With massive testing ongoing across the state, Mississippi has now reported 28,770 cases of coronavirus and 1,092 deaths, with 10 deaths reported Friday.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred last night.
Officers were called to 1029 Ritchie Street and spoke with C.W. Moore who said he left his home to carry a friend home and when he returned his door was kicked in and his wallet was missing.
Toni Marie Nassar, 65, died July 2, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center.
An accident occurred in downtown Clarksdale on the corner of East Second Street and Delta Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Members of the Clarksdale Police Department and Pafford Emergency Medical Services were at the scene.
It was a busy weekend for the Clarksdale Police Department with a man shot in the chest another hit in the leg, a car stolen and five reports of shots fired.
All are currently under investigation and the community is being asked to help solve these crimes, help police make an arrest and stop the violence.
A state Audit Department report has been challenged by a Mississippi Department of Education report pointing to the state’s declining drop-out rate in a year cut short by coronavirus.
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.
Robert Fava, Jr., 82, was born on April 14, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home in Alligator. He was the owner and operator of Mary Ann’s Variety Store and Fava Brothers Grocery in Alligator for over 50 years. Graveside services are 10 a.m.
The Coahoma Early College High School girls lost at home in a district game to Independence Friday night 35-32.
Serenity Burrell had 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Mykeria Jones had six points and six rebounds.
The Tigers defeated Independence 73-54.
Members of the 2018 Youth Leadership Clarksdale class pose for a group photo at the end of the graduation ceremony. Seated from left are Gabrielle Gardner, Shania Robertson, Ashlynn Smith, Kelsey Johnson, Jan’Nise Thomas, Anna Lewis, Shondrick Willingham, Waynisha Gilliam, Star’Keira Coley, Sonal Shingrani, Brooks Fyfe and Hunt Barksdale.
Eula Lee Brown, 78, of Clarksdale, died May 4, 2018, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Public viewing is Friday, May 11, 2018, at Delta Burial from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Bradley Temple COGIC with Elder T.O. Adams presiding. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery.