Lifelong Clarksdale resident, Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert, 89, passed away on May 20, 2020, at N.W.R.M.C. He graduated from Clarksdale High School, Delta State College and the School of Banking at LSU. He was retired from United Southern Bank as a Senior Vice-President.
Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.
“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 infections related to a recent funeral in Northeast Mississippi.
The funeral and after-service gathering were held on May 17, in the city of Baldwyn (located in Lee and Prentiss counties) and were attended by approximately 100 people.
Some things you only get one chance to do and walking across a stage or football field to be handed your high school diploma after 12-years of hard work is one of them.
Lee Academy’s Class of 2020 graduation will be in one of two places – in the school’s gymnasium or on the football field.
Linda Covington Edgerley, 79, a homemaker of Southaven and formerly of Clarksdale, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at Hermitage Gardens in Southaven. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
Robert J. Johnson, 25, of Clarksdale died April 24, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Graveside service is on May 9, 2020 at Johnson Family Cemetery in Lambert.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Sandra Elizabeth Harper was born to the union of Alvin Lee Williams Campbell and Beulah (Stanton) Watts Campbell in Clarksdale on Sept. 24, 1944. Her parents preceded her in death.
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.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the last of three suspects allegedly involved in a shooting incident at a Valero store near Tunica, Sunday morning where an officer returned fire and wounded a suspect.
MARKS -- Fifty years after his father walked the streets and met the people here, Martin Luther King III returned on Monday night to spread the word that his father’s work continues on.
Attorney William O. “Bill” Luckett, Jr. of Clarksdale was elected as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation recently.
He was inducted into membership at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Fellows Induction Ceremony held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson in April.
Kelvin Towers leads the Coahoma Community College concert choir during its performance at Sunday evening’s Choral Music Festival held at The Pinnacle on the CCC campus. Among the choir members shown are in the front, from left, Tanisha Byrd, Speccial Nash, Rachel McCain and Nijah Splounge.
With at least 61 diagnosed cases and three deaths from the coronavirus in Coahoma County, local doctors are spotting many different signs that could go unnoticed and are watching how the community – specifically the health community -- responds to this disease.