Evelyn Marie Campassi Demilio was born in Clarksdale, Miss. On Feb. 16, 1925. She died on Aug.
The number of unpaid fines just keeps getting bigger and bigger and as Supervisors look to figure out the county’s 2020-21 budget next month, that revenue stream becomes more and more attractive.
It is said a community gets the kind of newspaper it deserves, and Clarksdale deserves the best!
The Clarksdale Press Register earned six First Place awards, two Second Place awards and seven Third Place awards in the 2020 Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest this past week.
Linda Young, 49, of Clarksdale died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at home.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Arthur Joe Moore, 47, of Clarksdale died July 8, 2020.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Carris Chapel Church Cemetery in Clarksdale with Pastor S.C. Collins officiating. Visitation is 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 17 at Stringer-Redmon Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale.
Robin Ann Jones, 60, born May 26, dies in Clarksdale.
Funeral service is noon Thursday, July 23, 2020. Graveside is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
A higher than normal COVID-19 infection count and easy accessibility to Memphis, Arkansas and the heart of the Mississippi Delta are reasons Coahoma County was chosen as one of the state’s first two mobile testing sites last week.
Twenty-five Coahoma County residents took advantage of the mobile testing site for the coronavirus in the parking lot of the Expo Center throughout the day on Friday, March 27. The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center organized the testing.“(Clarksdale) was chosen due to a high number of cases and more accessibility for testing,” said Liz Sharlot, Communication Director for MSDH.
Sharlot would not speculate on why the local case count was higher other than to say the disease is new and the state health department continues to learn more about the disease every day.
Clarksdale is the first major community south of the Memphis Metroplex and does have access to a bridge over the Mississippi River. Clarksdale is the northern gateway to the Mississippi Delta.
Locals who felt they had been exposed to the disease were ushered into tents by medical personnel in full bio-hazard suits. The potential patients were then screened for where they had been, how they felt and medical history. Samples were collected by doctors and vans stood by to carry anyone needing advanced healthcare to local hospitals.
According to Marc Rolph, executive director of communications for UMMC, the results of the tests were not available on Friday. It will take several days to determine whether or not those tested had the coronavirus.
As of Tuesday morning, there were 21 reported COVID-19 cases in Coahoma County and no deaths. There were 937 cases in Mississippi and 20 deaths.
There was also a testing site at Lewisburg High School in Olive Branch on the same day.
Rolph reported 85 Desoto County residents took the coronavirus test on Friday.
“Not only is it a bigger, more densely populated area, but they’ve got a pretty strong number of cases already,” Rolph said.
There are 84 reported COVID-19 cases reported in Desoto County and one death as of Tuesday morning.
Olive Branch is also approximately 30 minutes from Memphis, which is in Shelby County. There were 405 reported cases of the coronavirus in Shelby County as of Tuesday morning.
Testing for the coronavirus in Mississippi is not finished.
“I think there’s some talk about other similar operations happening next week, but I just think it’s too early to disclose any location,” Rolph said.
Vicksburg and Greenwood were the site of mobile testing facilities on Tuesday, a massive testing facility was slated to open in Meridian today and a fourth testing location was scheduled for Natchez on Thursday.
Rolph said while healthcare professionals will handle the sick, he said the public could help by following a few simple rules:
“Stay home,” Rolph said. “If you don’t have to leave your house, don’t.
“Social distancing is important,” he added. “If you don’t have to be in any groups, don’t.”
Rolph said social distancing is just as important in every community, whether it has a smaller population like Coahoma County or is a big city.
Sharlot urged anyone who thinks they have been exposed to coronavirus to get tested.
“They should call their healthcare provider immediately; do not just show up,” said Sharlot.
She also said the MSHD website -- https://msdh.ms.gov/ -- is packed with information about the disease, prevention and general information.
EDITOR'S NOTE: See daily coronavirus case count and Mississippi State Department of Health updates at noon each day.
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.
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."
Nina Chicouras Zachary, 88, of West Helena, Ark., passed away on Jan. 27, 2020, due to natural causes after a brief illness.
Lee Academy recently inducted the newest members of the school’s National Honor Society.
To be inducted into the National Honor Society, a sophomore must have an overall average of 95; a junior, 94; and a senior, 93.
FRIARS POINT — History in Clarksdale and Coahoma County extends well beyond the blues.
Residents of Friars Point attempted to show some of that history during the Juke Joint Festival on Friday when two shuttle bus tours went from the tourism office in Clarksdale all the way to the North Delta Museum in Friars Point.
Eunice Denise Farmer, 63, a homemaker out of Dundee, died June 3, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
Leon Thomas Corso, 96, of Clarksdale and a retired owner/operator of Corso Liquor Store and worked with his father at Corso Distributing, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m.