Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
Evelyn Marie Campassi Demilio was born in Clarksdale, Miss. On Feb. 16, 1925. She died on Aug.
Aaron Ethen Pirtle, 45, born March 2, died.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. July 18, 2020 at Century Funeral Home. Visitation was 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 18, 2020. He was cremated.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
STARKVILLE -- Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted.
As of last week, I am part of an estimated 10 percent of the population that has taken the test for the coronavirus.
Fortunately, the test results were negative and I do not have the coronavirus, but I still came out of the experience with some observations about the pandemic.
According to the state’s economist, it might take two years for the Mississippi economy to completely recover from the COVID-19 recession despite it being the shortest one on record.
Now that numbers for now-concluded fiscal 2020 are in, comparisons can be made between COVID-19 recession and the Great Recession that lasted from December 2007 until June 2009.
Darrin Webb is the state’s economist for the Institutes for Higher Learning. He told the Northside Sun that he believes this recession is likely to be a lot shorter than the Great Recession, which lasted about 18 months before recovery began. According to Webb, the COVID-19 downturn will be the shortest recession on record.
He said the consensus for most economists is that the COVID-19 related recession began in March and ended in May, but that the biggest difference between the two was that 2020 had a much deeper dive when it comes to economic activity (11.3 percent decline vs. a 3.3 percent decline during the Great Recession).
The business community agrees with Webb, according to research from accounting firm Ernst & Young Global Limited. According to a March survey of corporate executives called the Global Capital Confidence Barometer, 54 percent think that the recovery will be a slower one that extends in 2021.
Webb thinks the commonality between both recessions is that the recovery time could take nearly two years for gross domestic product (which is a measure of all economic activity) levels to rebound to pre-recession levels.
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."
Sara Catherine Hood and Matthew Lafayette Wilson exchanged their personal handwritten wedding vows at an intimate candlelight ceremony on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 6 p.m., at Belen Baptist Church, in Belen, Mississippi.
Nina Chicouras Zachary, 88, of West Helena, Ark., passed away on Jan. 27, 2020, due to natural causes after a brief illness.
Jewel Moore Williams, 91, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 27, 2019 at her home. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will also be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
To the Editor:
When I think of our community, the phrase that comes to mind is “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
It’s summer in Mississippi. Sunshine is plentiful. But when you take a closer look at Clarksdale, there are many dark corners in need of sunlight.
Head Coach Micheal Stringer has been building the Coahoma Community College basketball program brick by brick. Coahoma has been making strides on and off the court. Last season, the Tigers were very competitive and starting to have a winning attitude. Despite winning three games, Coahoma lost 12 games by 3-5 points.
Josephine Magsby, 67, of Friars Point, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.
A public viewing was held Friday, March 15, 2019, at Delta Burial Funeral Home and a funeral service was held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Thompson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Lula with pastor Earl Myles presiding.