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.
Clarksdale recorded its third homicide for 2020 with the death of a local man late last night.
Police were called to the 100 block of 17th Street about 11:45 p.m. Thursday after a citizen called saying a man was lying in the street and had been shot.
Coahoma County reported only one new case of coronavirus Thursday, but it also recorded its fourth death.
Carolyn Alford Salmon, 89, of Clarksdale, died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
Freddie Lenard Sr., 72, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. May 22, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at noon May 23, 2020 at Springfield Cemetery with pastor James Bennett presiding. Arrangements are entrusted Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
After taking a year off, McKinley Scott saw an opportunity to get back into coaching and build a program.
The Coahoma County School District board voted to name Scott the Coahoma County Red Panthers’ high school football coach during the May board meeting. Scott succeeds Mario Lane, who was the coach for two seasons.
Employees at Fred’s in Clarksdale learned Friday their store is scheduled to close, but have not been given a date on when the downtown business will shut its doors.
“Employees are not allowed to talk about it,” said Byron Abbey, a Fred’s employee since 1999. “We have been told very little.”
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.
All high schools in Coahoma County are scheduled to open after spring break next week, but due to the coronavirus, three of the districts are not going back until Tuesday.
The Clarksdale and Coahoma County school districts and Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will be closed Monday and open again on Tuesday.
A crew from Buckley Construction in Greenwood works on a major renovation on the steeple at the First Presbyterian Church on West Second Street on Monday. Additional renovations on the church are scheduled for the future.
The Lee Academy softball team built a five-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off Indianola Academy's charge for a road 5-3 victory on Monday to open district play with a win.
Indianola Academy put up three runs in the failed comeback.
The Fillies (5-4, 1-0) got on the board in the first inning.
FRIARS POINT — Mayor James Washington discussed a partnership between the town of Friars Point and Coahoma Community College that would help individuals get their GEDs.
“We’ve already signed an agreement with the college,” Washington said during Tuesday’s city council meeting.