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Sewer line work delayed after City rejects bid

By Randy Bell A sewer line repair project which Clinton’s public works director calls “an adventure” can’t move into its final phase because the City wasn’t satisfied with a contractor’s bid. The Board of Aldermen at its January 3 meeting accepted Phillip Lilley’s recommendation to reject the bid to replace a 65-foot segment of collapsed…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – January 16

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large The Board of Aldermen are beginning 2023 with a very substantial plate of issues to work through. Some of the issues have previously been discussed and analyzed, and some of them are new, but all of them will have to be dealt with as soon as possible for…

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Improvements Planned for 2023? Don’t Forget the Permit!

By Randy Bell As it refused to approve a fence which was constructed in Clinton’s Olde Towne District without a permit, the Board of Aldermen sent a message:  This has to stop.   “This is the third or fourth instance just in the last year of individuals moving ahead with constructing a project and then…

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Arrow Drive pathway offers exercise options

By Randy Bell People living in north Clinton were starting to use the new multi-purpose path along Arrow Drive even before the work was finished. And it’ll likely become busier with some Clintonians making New Year’s resolutions to exercise more. At its meeting on November 15 of last year, the Board of Aldermen approved a…

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Lott receives Medgar Evers Award

By Randy Bell The Mississippi State Conference NAACP has honored Clinton Ward 6 Alderman James Lott with its Medgar Evers Award. The presentation was made at the Freedom Fund Awards Banquet during the organization’s 77th Annual State Convention in Jackson in November. The award is named in memory of the NAACP’s Mississippi field secretary, who…

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Board considers easing tree-trimming requirements

By Randy Bell Some of the Clinton aldermen are concerned that tough regulations regarding utility line tree-trimming in the City may have led to unnecessary power outages. A local ordinance requires Entergy and other utilities to get recommendations from a “certified arborist” before cutting limbs and trees along their rights of way and mandates that…

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New parking lot coming to Olde Towne

By Randy Bell More parking spots will soon be available in the heart of Clinton’s historic district. The Board of Aldermen voted recently to authorize Mayor Phil Fisher to execute a lease agreement with Evans Holdings LLC for eleven parking spaces along the north side of the alley running between Jefferson and Capitol streets in…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap: Dec 20

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large The Board of Aldermen met on December 6 for its regularly scheduled meeting. After approving the Consent Agenda items, the Board heard a Department Head report from Courtney Nunn, Director of Parks and Recreation. Her report focused on the participation by the department in this year’s Chamber of…

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Farmland rezoning decision delayed until next year

By Randy Bell It’ll be next year before the Board of Aldermen decides whether to rezone agricultural property in Clinton. The original proposal to reclassify all land zoned A-1 to R-E (residential estate) ignited a firestorm of protests from local farmers, who believe the change would hurt the value of their land, increase their taxes…

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