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Police investigate shots fired, aggravated assault



The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two incidents where shots were fired into a home and one where a man was shot.

All three shootings were reported in the space of about 30 minutes Friday night. 

Clarksdale Assistant Chief Vince Ramirez has asked anyone with information about these incidents to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or simply dial 911. All calls remain anonymous and cash is paid to those providing information that leads to solving these crimes or any other felony in the community.

Leroy Hubert Owens

Leroy Hubert Owens, 96, of Union City, Tenn., formerly of Clarksdale passed away at the Obion County Nursing home, on June 16, 2020.

Graveside services will be held in Clarksdale at Oakridge Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating.


Hood / Wilson

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.


Della Mae Johnson

Della Mae Johnson, 96, Marks Ms.Died April 11, 2020 at her residence. Public Viewing was 2 to 5 p.m. on April 17, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside Service was held at noonApril 18, 2020 at Johnson Family Cemetery in Lambert. with Pastor Terry Myles presiding.

Volunteers and staff members at the Rev. S. L. A. Jones Activity Center


Volunteers and staff members at the Rev. S. L. A. Jones Activity Center are all smiles as they wait to give away the nice prizes in the background at a recent event at the center.  Pictured are, from left, Jennifer Walton, Trey Hamby, Gertrude Vincent, Roderick Gordon and Patricia Payno.

Juggling Act


Coahoma County’s population has decreased by close to 3,000 residents since 2010, according to U.S. Census data, and local high school coaches are feeling the impact with fewer talented athletes on their teams.

The estimated population was 26,145 in 2010 and it dropped to an estimated 23,154 in 2017.