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First Nursing Home Case Reported In County

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.




Rash of burglaries reported in Clarksdale

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

It’s summertime and burglaries – especially auto burglaries – are the crime of the season as crooks and juveniles look for easy opportunities to steal.

Police ask that you please lock your doors, park in lighted areas and anyone who sees someone suspicious lurking around vehicles to please call police and they will respond.


Care Station to host fourth mobile food pantry

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

COVID-19 stopped many businesses and institutions, but it has not stopped CARE Station from serving the hungry of this community.

The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank will host their fourth mobile food pantry distribution at the Expo Center next week. Approximately 13-tons of food was distributed in their last effort.


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Annie 'Johnnie' Howard Province

Mrs. Annie "Johnnie" Howard Province, age 88, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Quitman County Health and Rehab in Marks. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 1 p.m. until service time beginning 2 p.m. in The Chapel of Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Interment to follow in Belen Cemetery.



Toney Brennard Moore

Toney Brennard Moore, 60, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A graveside service will be held at noon Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Lyon.


Thomas Winfred Moreland

Thomas Winfred Moreland, 81, a retired Shop Foreman for Temperature Control, died June 25, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation is 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 4 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens in Lyon.


Community Contact!

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

The following are a list of community and state agency phone numbers and the names of key personnel who can help you with problems and will gladly listen to solutions.

In an emergency call 911.

Clarksdale Police Dept.

Chief Sandra Williams: 621-8129

Asst. Chief Vince Ramirez: 621-8156


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Clarksdale native Dr. Reed Hogan proposes treatment for COVID-19

By WYATT EMMERICH / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

JACKSON -- It began with a treatment for skin inflammation. Then, Reed Hogan II, MD, began pondering if an inexpensive, available, over-the-counter treatment might also work in severe gastrointestinal illness, much of it caused by inflammation.

The Clarksdale native was seeing success. Then, COVID-19 hit.




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Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark, 50, of Clarksdale died Friday, February 28, 2020 at home in Clarksdale.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.


Former Clarksdale High star Jenkins named top lineman in state

By STAFF REPORTS,

JACKSON — Elgton Jenkins, a 2014 Clarksdale High School graduate and senior center for the Mississippi State football team, has been named the 2018 Entergy/Kent Hull Trophy winner signifying the top offensive lineman in Mississipi.

The 6 foot, 4 inch, 310 pound Clarksdale native was chosen by a panel of NFL scouts working the state.



Mississippi's Boys & Girls Clubs come to Clarksdale for celebration

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.



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Sherilyn Denise McGregory Jones, 48, of Clarksdale died July 9, 2020 at her residence.

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Sherilyn Denise McGregory Jones, 48, of Clarksdale died July 9, 2020 at her residence.