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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – September 2022

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large For those of you who missed this week’s Board of Aldermen Meeting, please know that I will do my best to succinctly cover the high points of the meeting. However, since it lasted almost three hours, that will be a little more difficult than usual. The department head…

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Board to decide if salons and barbershops can serve drinks

By Randy Bell Alderman James Lott was sitting in a nail salon in Dallas sipping a Tequila Sunrise while he and his daughter got pedicures when the idea came to him—allowing the same sort of experience in Clinton. Now, he’s working with his fellow Board members to make it happen.   “I thought that would…

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Referendum looms, Board works on medical cannabis ordinance

By Randy Bell Clinton could soon have a medical cannabis ordinance, even though those businesses currently can’t legally operate in the city. The Board of Aldermen voted in April to opt out of the new state law which authorizes the production and sale of medical cannabis in Mississippi, but it’s being forced to take a…

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Chapman wins the Ward 3 runoff election

By Randy Bell In a rain-soaked August 23 runoff, voters in Clinton’s Ward 3 chose Robert Chapman as their new alderman. Chapman, the public information officer and webmaster for the Clinton Public School District, defeated attorney Ronnie Morton by about eighty votes to fill the vacancy on the Board created by the death of long-time…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – Sept 2022

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large The Board of Aldermen had a very busy week with a Work Session, Board Meeting and a meeting to discuss possible ordinances and zoning changes in preparation for the possibility of medical marijuana being approved in the city.   As you know, short term rentals, such as Airbnbs,…

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Short term rental ordinance input sought by aldermen

By Ward 2 Alderman Jim Martin A proposal to allow short term rentals (STRs), such as Airbnbs and VRBOs, has been presented to the Board of Aldermen/Alderwomen (BOA). It has generated much discussion. I, and I believe the other Alderpersons, will appreciate hearing your input. Presently, our Ordinance on rental properties does not allow rentals…

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Chapman and Morton to meet in Ward 3 runoff

By Randy Bell A runoff on August 23 will determine who serves as the new Ward 3 alderman in Clinton. Robert Chapman led the field of five candidates in the August 2 special election, with 44 per cent of the vote. He’ll face Ronnie Morton, who got 27 per cent. A little more than 100…

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Dozens of 50+ events coming to Wood Activity Center

The Clinton Courier The Wood Activity Center will host Living Young (50+) Spirit Week the week of August 29 through September 2.   The activities will kick off on Monday, August 29, with a potluck meal at 11:30 a.m. All dishes, homemade or bought, are welcomed. There will be a fellowship period, and then the…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – August 2, 2022

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large   Our Department Head report at Tuesday’s [July 19] meeting was presented by Phillip Lilley, Director of Public Works. He explained to the Mayor and Board the difficulties he is having hiring enough employees to do the work of the Department. For example, currently, there is one employee…

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