Despite a massive economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Legislature passed its traditional annual bond bill that will add $291 million to the state’s indebtedness.
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.
FRIARS POINT — After Tracy Vance was terminated as Friars Point police chief, the plan was to fill the position, but the city council chose a different path in May.
Whittie Lockett, Jr., 70, of Clarksdale died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Clarksdale.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank will once again host a mobile food pantry food distribution at the Expo Center.
The community is reminded they must register as part of the program to make sure qualified individuals and homes in Coahoma County and Clarksdale are served first.
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.
The Boys & Girls Club announces two youth of the year winners for each state — a traditional and military winner.
Each year, the announcement is made in a different community in Mississippi. This year, the celebration was held in the Pinnacle at Coahoma Community College on Friday, March 8.
Charles went to be with his Lord Sept. 2, 2019. He was born March 2, 1933 to Willie Philpot Hannah and James Ervin Hannah in Mattson, he served in the Airforce and was stationed in El Paso, Texas, when he married his childhood sweetheart, Flossie Youngblood. It would have been their 66th wedding anniversary Sept. 4.
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.
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.
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.