The number of coronavirus cases in Coahoma County continues to climb, but the number of fatalities has remained steady.
Coahoma County topped 500 cases on Saturday and is poised to add 100 by the weekend. The number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 stands at seven and has for July 20.
Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
William Slaughter, 73, of Tutwiler died Monday, July 20, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Frison Chapel Church Cemetery in Brazil, Miss.
Jen Waller was all set to go represent Coahoma County and the Mississippi Delta as a delegate at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, and while she will still represent us, she won’t go.
The convention is Aug. 17 to 20 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisc., but it will be meeting virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is unlikely Waller, a Clarksdale native and currently the director of the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, will be able to attend the convention, but she will be able to cast her votes as a delegate and hopes to use her experience to make a difference.
FRIARS POINT—Neal Mitchell is the new police chief of Friars Point.
The city council unanimously appointed Mitchell to the position during Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
Former police chief Tracy Vance was terminated in 2019.
Albert AC Sims, 74, born November 12, died in Clarksdale.
Funeral services are noon Thursday, July 23, 2020 with the Rev. Gooden officiating. 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 private graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 aat Clay County Memory Gardens for Mrs. Fulla Caridakis, age 90, of Ashland.
Mrs. Caridakis passed away peacefully at her home, Saturday, July 4, 2020.
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.
This will be the first Easter in more than 30 years that I have not been in church on Sunday.
I’ve said before in this space that I started going to church nine-months before I was born. Yes, there was a rebellious stage in my early 20s, but “raise up a child in the way he should go” . . . well, you know the rest.
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.
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 Clarksdale native who is the senior economist with the University Research Center of the Mississippi Institution of Higher Learning recently spoke before the Rotary Club of Cleveland on the intersection of expungement and economic growth in Mississippi.
Jewel Moore Williams, 91, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 27, 2019 at her home. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will also be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.