Carolyn Joyce Clayton, 70, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, MS. Visitation is was 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.
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The consultants charged with assessing Clarksdale’s hospital have asked their questions and have presented their report to Coahoma County Supervisors and answered many questions about the community’s hospital.
Lee Academy seniors Brett Wilson and Anna Byrd both made contributions for their teams during the Class 3A-4A-5A MAIS All-Star Basketball Game at Jackson Prep March 6.
Juanita White, 75, of Clarksdale died March 16, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. March 28, 2020 Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Coahoma County will be the site of a one-day coronavirus testing for those who think they may have been exposed to the disease.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will open two mobile COVID-19 testing sites Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The ribbon has been snipped, the speeches made and this newspaper wants to formally welcome Automation Anywhere to this community.
Clarksdale’s premier blues festival will not be held this year due to health concerns from the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement released this morning, Juke Joint Festival organizers said the event set for April 18 will be cancelled and rescheduled for April 17, 2021.
The Coahoma Community College Basketball program was recently under the spotlight for having several players recognized by the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC). Two standout players went beyond the call of duty to achieve their goals on and off the court.
OXFORD — Foul trouble proved costly for the Coahoma County High School girls in the Class 2A state championship against Calhoun City at Ole Miss Friday.
The Lady Red Panthers (29-4, 10-0) had two athletes foul out down the stretch and lost 67-57 in overtime to the Lady Wildcats.
The Mississippi Legislature mandated all school districts have an active shooter drill in the early part of the academic year and Coahoma County’s was Friday afternoon.
OXFORD — For the third time in four years, the Coahoma County High School boys are the Class 2A state champions in basketball.
The Red Panthers (24-10, 9-1) defeated Potts Camp 56-36 in the championship at Ole Miss in Oxford Friday afternoon.
COLUMBUS – The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) has accepted 130 new junior students to study in at the prestigious public high school this fall.
Jaylin Lyndell Jones from Coahoma County Jr./Sr. High School is one of those from across the state carefully selected to attend. He is the son of Nellie Jones.
Christmas is more than toys and pretty lights and yes, there is much commercialism of this holiday. But the truth is, Christmas is the time of the year that many businesses make up to 40 percent of their sales. It is the time of year churches promote special giving to finance ministries.
Curtis J. Manus, 84, a retired from D&L, died May 15, 2019 at his home in Clarksdale. Visitation is Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 10 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Eddie Charles “Smitty” Smith was born on Nov. 27, 1935, to the late Emres and Rosie Lee Cole-Smith in Friars Point. He passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.
Smitty joined Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. L. C. Tyler.
The Coahoma County High School boys are one game away from winning their third Class 2A state championship in four years.
Potts Camp, a former division opponent, is the one team standing in the way of the Red Panthers (23-10, 9-1). The Cardinals and Red Panthers will face off in the state championship at 3 p.m. Friday at Ole Miss.
Two longstanding members of the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors, who made contributions to the community for many decades, died Friday, March 8.
Katherine Furr, 89, who represented District 5 on the board for 15 years, died late Friday.
Timothy Burrel, 76, who represented District 3 for 19 years, died earlier in the day.