Engineering students win statewide CSpire Coding Challenge

Clinton High School students brought home some impressive hardware this week after winning first place in the CSpire Coding Challenge. Thirty schools from around the state competed in this year’s event. Each of CHS’ four student winners received a $2,000 scholarship: Josie Nasekos, Nhat Van, Clark Hensley and Will Harrell. “I was extremely pleased,” said…

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FRIENDS OF RAYMOND, INC., SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR PARK DAY

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, history buffs, community leaders, and preservationists will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the American Battlefield Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its 23rd year with events in 32 states.   In…

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Making Your Home Safe For Clinton’s Birdlife

Making Your Home Safe For Clinton’s Birdlife The thick woods and wetlands of Mississippi make a perfect breeding ground for wildlife of all types, and birds are no exception. Clinton in particular is home to dozens of bird species, including the distinctive red cockaded woodpecker and curious frigate bird, as highlighted by Bird Watchers Digest. Clearly, keeping these…

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Kindergarten pre-registration date set for April 16 at Clinton Park

A kindergarten pre-registration day will be held at Clinton Park Elementary School, the Clinton Public School District’s kindergarten and first-grade school, from 4-7 p.m. April 16. Clinton Park is on Arrow Drive near the Natchez Trace overpass. Registration packets will be available for parents on April 8 at Clinton Park. For on-site registration, parents are…

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Red Cross Calls for Volunteers to Install Free Smoke Alarms

  Local events are part of national effort to install 100,000 alarms in 2 weeks; Red Cross also urges people to test alarms     The Mississippi Region America Red Cross seeks volunteers to help install 100,000 free smoke alarms during a two-week push of Sound the Alarm home fire safety events next month.   People can…

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Inauguration Celebration Community Service Opportunities

As part of the Inauguration Celebration, MC and the Clinton Community will come together for service projects throughout the Clinton and Jackson area on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. There are multiple ways to take part, including serving your time or donating items to those in need. Service Day will take place between 1 and 4 pm on…

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Poverty is Affecting Clinton Schools

How Poverty is Affecting Clinton Schools In Clinton, the poverty rate is 14.3% – slightly higher than the national average. This can cause significant stress on local families, many of whom are paying bills paycheck to paycheck. The implications of this trend don’t stop at overworked parents, however. Children are also feeling the stress. According to a…

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Free family law clinics scheduled across the state

More than 20 free family law clinics are scheduled around the state, and many more are expected to be held this year to help poor people resolve civil legal issues.             The Access to Justice Commission and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project are working to schedule free civil legal assistance clinics for residents of all…

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Merit Health to Hold Nursing Career Fair at the Crawdad Hole

Merit Health is hosting a nursing career fair Monday, April 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Crawdad Hole, located at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson.   Attendees will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about RN and LPN openings at our Jackson area and Vicksburg hospitals. While meeting with Merit Health nursing leadership,…

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