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Dr. John Howard Douglas

Dr. John Howard Douglas, 92, a retired dentist who had an office in Clarksdale for 20 years, died peacefully Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. 

He was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Goodman, where he was reared and graduated high school.  He was the son of the late Howard and Allein Waits Douglas.




Local police officers, firefighters, city officials compete in Fireman's Challenge

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Members of the police and fire departments from the city of Clarksdale and Coahoma County got together Friday for the first-ever Fireman’s Challenge.

The event, held at the Clarksdale Fire Department on Desoto Avenue, was similar to the grueling, physical test that candidates must pass in order to become a firefighter.


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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.



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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.



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Obituaries

Curtis Butler, Jr., 56, of Nashville, Tenn., died Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Smyrna, Tenn.