CHS junior Kevin Zhang achieves perfect score on ACT

Clinton High School junior Kevin Zhang did the happy dance when he found out he scored perfect on the ACT. He took the test in June, and was checking for scores at midnight on the day they were released. “I just started jumping around,” he said. His parents “were really surprised. They didn’t think I…

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ER Treatment Can Lead To Surprise Medical Bills

Having good insurance doesn’t always mean that you won’t be caught with a huge surprise medical bill you didn’t expect and won’t know where to turn.  But politics and self-interest on the part of insurers and health care providers have gotten in the way of a workable solution. Such bills result when someone goes to…

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Students offered multiple options for high school graduation

Beginning with the 2018-19 freshman class, students will be able to customize their high school experience by choosing from four different degree options. Available diploma tracks include Traditional Diploma, Career and Technical Education Endorsement, Academic Endorsement, or Distinguished Academic Diploma. Each option sets up the students for success after graduation whether they go on to…

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Swarm of Bees Captured Near Local Gas Station in July   

  During the middle of this summer, a local beekeeper named Wade Grant captured a swarm of bees that were active close to a Clinton gas station. While the multitude of bees didn’t sting anyone while buzzing around the Kroger service station, which is situated on Springridge Road, the insects are better off in their new home, away…

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Clark Hensley a National Merit Semifinalist

He scored perfect on the ACT, twice. Now, Clinton High School senior Clark Hensley has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. This designation comes from high scores on the PSAT as a junior, and Clark is eligible to become a National Merit Finalist in the spring. “The process of selecting National Merit students is a…

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Zoo Party Expedition

The staff of the Jackson Zoo invites the Metro to join them at this year’s Zoo Party Expedition on Thursday, September 27th, from 6 to 9 PM, at 2918 West Capitol Street. The annual “unleashed” party for 2018 is a casual after-hours event for adults 21 years of age and older, featuring special keeper chats,…

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DIABETES IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF NEW CASES OF BLINDNESS

According to a 2011 study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people 20 to 74 years old in the United States. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with the purpose of increasing knowledge of the disease and its multitude of complications.…

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