Robert Earl Riley, 66, of Cleveland died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Juanita Carroll Flemmons, age 89, passed away June 28, 2020 in Hemphill, Texas. She was born January 21, 1931 to Leslie Burns Carroll and Ganetie Switzer Carrroll in Cleveland. She spent most of her life in Mississippi and was a Jehovah’s Witness.
As of last week, I am part of an estimated 10 percent of the population that has taken the test for the coronavirus.
Fortunately, the test results were negative and I do not have the coronavirus, but I still came out of the experience with some observations about the pandemic.
As I travel across the world, I’m often asked where I’m from and, because we have both good and bad cultural baggage, when I say “Mississippi” I get looks and comments. Many are favorable; some are not.
Sherilyn Denise McGregory Jones, 48, of Clarksdale died July 9, 2020 at her residence.
Memorial service is 1 p.m. July 18, 2020 at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale with the Rev. Charles Dannah presiding. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 17.
Woolf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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.
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March, all sorts of questions entered my mind when it came to local sports.
I raised some of those issues in previous columns, but I figured as the days, weeks and months progressed; we would have a much better idea of the direction for 2020-21 sports in Coahoma County.
Lonnie B. Tugle, 89, of Clarksdale died June 24, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
While COVID-19 is still out there, Mississippi is reporting single digit fatality numbers again and Coahoma County has only had six new cases in a week.
The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioner will consider making people in the public wear masks at it regular board meeting Monday.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two shootings over the weekend, one on Pecan Street and another at the Southern Inn, with three people injured in these incidents.
Clarksdale reported two men shot in the chest last weekend and reports of shots fired in Clarksdale are being called in routinely to police.
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.
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.
JACKSON -- It began with a treatment for skin inflammation. Then, Reed Hogan II, MD, began pondering if an inexpensive, available, over-the-counter treatment might also work in severe gastrointestinal illness, much of it caused by inflammation.
The Clarksdale native was seeing success. Then, COVID-19 hit.
Shown is the Head of School and Honor Roll for the second nine-week grading period at Lee Academy.
Those being named to the Head of School (All A’s) list were:
Mallory Morris, O.D., of Clarksdale, was among 130 students recently awarded the Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
Morris graduated Summa Cum Laude and Beta Sigma Kappa, a designation for students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.