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.
Coahoma County reported its seventh death from COVID-19 Friday, but the MSDH clarified the death happened between May 11 and July 7 and was based on the death certificate report that listed the county of residence.
Gov. Tate Reeves signed HB 1586 Tuesday clearing the way for Coahoma County to borrow up to $4 million from the Hospital Trust Fund to build the Jonestown Bypass and finish construction of the Justice Center and County Fire Station.
Robert Earl Riley, 66, of Cleveland died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Virginia Lane Hite, 85, a retired nurse with The Women’s Clinic and of Tuscumbia, Ala., and formally of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at home.
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.
The Coahoma County Youth Outreach program began under the direction of the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors in 2012.
CCYO moved to the Coahoma County Expo Center in 2014.
Entering the second week of the season, first-year coach Mario Lane is still trying to learn all he can about his Coahoma County High School football team.
Lane said he is curious as to how his team will respond this Friday night when they host Byhalia after suffering a season-opening 58-0 loss to North Panola.
Jewel Hopkins Frank, 91, passed away in Morton, Miss., on Thursday, April 26, 2018, after a short illness.
Born on Jan. 28, 1927, she was a longtime former resident of Clarksdale and worked for Powers and Company for many years.
She leaves behind a son, William R. Allen, and a daughter-in-law, Deborah R. Allen, both of Forest.
Mississippi recorded one of its worst Thanksgiving holiday highway safety enforcement periods this year, with 10 fatalies reported on state highways and roads.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2019 Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period began Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Sunday, Dec 1 at midnight.
At a special Clarksdale Public Utilities meeting on Dec. 18, 2018, general manager Curtis Boschert presented a potential power contract with the company NextEra that could save CPU $1 million in the next seven years and keep customers’ rates from increasing.