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CLARKSDALE, Miss. – On the sixth day of a 15-day plan to slow Corona Virus spreading, Americans were urged “to stay at home and save lives” by the White House task force during its press conference at noon Saturday.
States under official lockdown orders include New York, California, Washington.
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
Coahoma Early College High School announced Sunday afternoon it would extend its spring break at least an extra week in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
CECHS is the sixth school system to announce it would be returning to school March 23.
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."
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.
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.
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.
When I think of the 2019 football season in Coahoma County for both high school and junior college, the word transition first comes to mind.
All five teams in some way have not completely fulfilled their potential, but are also on the right path to building more successful programs.
While a recent survey shows there is a great concern about crime in Clarksdale, there were few members of the public in attendance at Thursday’s forum where a plan guiding the city’s police department for the next five years was unveiled.
It was on that dark stretch of rural road, hemmed in between stands of towering oaks and deserted railroad cars between Clarksdale and Lyon where I came upon him one recent Tuesday evening.
The Concerned Citizens of Clarksdale have had some of their issues with Clarksdale Public Utilities addressed, but other matters remain unsolved.
Ray Sykes is the organization’s president and George Fields is the vice president. They addressed several issues with utility rates during both CPU and town meetings in 2018.
Rosemary Gaston Bradford, 87, a longtime resident of Flowers Manor in Clarksdale, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at her home.
Mrs. Bradford was born in New Orleans on July 7, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlisle Gaston.
Betty Cunningham Hopkins, 91, of Lula, Miss., passed away at her home in her sleep in the early morning of Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Betty was the widow of Louie Henderson Hopkins.
The system works.
While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.
Two key changes have been made for the film production that’s set to begin in February for the film “Purple Church: With God All Things Are Possible,” which will take place in Clarksdale, according to executive producer Marie Pizano.