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Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center may be in the heart of the economically challenged Delta, but doctors have come to Clarksdale from all over the country and world and found the care patients receive at this hospital to be top-notch.
Kathryn Cecile (Ready) Johnson died on March 11, 2020, culminating a long life, well-lived. She was born Feb. 17, 1931 in Austin, Texas, to Vida and Cecil Ready. She grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, moving there in the 6th grade and living on St. Mary’s Street.
Katharine (Kitty) McCoy Bassett, 91, a resident of Arundel, died peacefully at home, Tuesday evening March 17, 2020 surrounded by her loving family after a long illness.
Glenda Thomas-Hilson, 46 of Clarksdale passed away on March 6, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 13, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. March 14, 2020 at City Of Truth church with Pastor Zedric Clayton presiding.
The consultants charged with assessing Clarksdale’s hospital have asked their questions and have presented their report to Coahoma County Supervisors and answered many questions about the community’s hospital.
Tom Tyler, 71, of Drew died March 13, 2020 at Methodist University in Memphis.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Stanley Jones presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020.
All high schools in Coahoma County are scheduled to open after spring break next week, but due to the coronavirus, three of the districts are not going back until Tuesday.
The Clarksdale and Coahoma County school districts and Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will be closed Monday and open again on Tuesday.
Firefighter Charles Lane was recognized as the City of Clarksdale's Employee of the Month for the month of April during the board of mayor and commissioners meeting held Monday, April 22 at City Hall.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2019 Labor Day enforcement period which began Friday, August 30, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Monday, September 2 at midnight.
There were three reported fatalities in the state over the Labor Day weekend with one of those occurring Monday in Quitman County.
Birmingham, Ala., councilman John R. Hilliard was the guest speaker at the seventh annual Family and Youth Opportunities Division Inc. celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Isle of Capri hotel in Lula on Saturday night.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi awarded 77 grants in the first quarter of 2019.