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.
Tyrus Khalil McCraney, 0, of Robinsonville died July 10, 2020 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. Graveside service is 11 a.m. July 18, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Glenn Newson presiding. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Tens of thousands of yellow and orange cosmos, bask in the Mississippi Delta sunshine on the banks of the Sunflower River in Martin Luther King Park this week. The flowers were planted this spring and have provided the perfect place for senior pictures, family picnics and for couples just looking for a pretty vista and a quiet moment. Contractor Tommy Walton said his crew was busy Tuesday building a walking trail in the park and added the flowers should be in full bloom over the next two weeks.
STARKVILLE -- Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted.
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.
If you are caught committing a crime by the Clarkdale Police Department they will arrest you -- even if you claim to be Captain America.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, around 3:10 am, Clarksdale Police responded to the 1500 block of Lee Drive.