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Civic Corner, May 17th: Board of Aldermen Recap

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large   Our Board of Aldermen meeting on May 3 began with a presentation by the Clinton Junior Civic League of a gift of $11,000 to the Parks and Recreation Department from the proceeds of the Hearts of Gold Gala. We are very appreciative of this donation, as we…

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2% Restaurant Tax Vote

By Phil Fisher   For many years, Clintonians have asked for improved recreational facilities and additional quality of life opportunities to match or compete with other communities. I have sought additional funding from many sources, sometimes with success, many times without success. Even when successful, consistency is always an issue.   Our City budget is…

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May 3, 2022 – Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large Present at the Tuesday night (April 19) Board Meeting were members of the Clinton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. President Wanda Thomas provided information on the many service projects carried out by the group, and those present introduced themselves. Director of Therapeutic Recreation Chandra Broomfield then…

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Clinton aldermen opt out of medical cannabis business

By Randy Bell   On Tuesday, April 5, Clinton became the latest city in Mississippi to decide not to participate in the medical cannabis business. The Board of Aldermen voted 5-to-2 to opt out of the portion of the new state law allowing medical cannabis businesses within the city limits, although it could later change…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – April 15, 2022

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large   The Board of Aldermen’s three-hour meeting on Tuesday, April 5, followed a three-and-a-half-hour work session Monday, so it was a busy week. Some controversial and very important issues were discussed and voted on, and I will try to cover them all. Some of you are aware that…

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Clinton taking closer look at sewer system

By Randy Bell   A sewer line collapse which created major traffic problems on one of Clinton’s busiest streets last month is the kind of headache the City would like to avoid in the future. And a comprehensive analysis of the sewer system is underway to identify potential trouble spots before they need emergency repairs.…

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Board votes to demolish vandalized clubhouse

By Randy Bell The City of Clinton is tearing down a neighborhood clubhouse where Christmas parties were once held and other special occasions were celebrated, because the building has become an eyesore and a target for vandals. “It was a very nice clubhouse,” said Heyward Bell, president of the Easthaven Homeowners Association, who’s lived in…

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Former Congressman speaks for Clinton in Washington and Jackson

By Randy Bell Gregg Harper spent ten years representing Mississippi’s 3rd congressional district in Washington. Now, he’s doing the same for the City of Clinton, only this time as a lobbyist, not a congressman. And even though he was hired to pursue the City’s interests on Capitol Hill, he’s agreed to lobby for Clinton at…

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From the Desk of Alderwoman Ricki Garrett, April 5th BOA meeting

Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7 P.M. in the Municipal Courtroom. Ricki Garrett, Alderwoman at Large Special to the Clinton Courier The Board of Aldermen’s three-hour meeting Tuesday night followed a three-and-a-half-hour work session Monday, so it has been a busy week.  Some controversial and very…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – March 15

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large   In a previous article, I shared with you that the Board of Aldermen was exploring the idea of doing a city-wide drainage study to determine the causes of flooding in our city. A previous study had been done twenty years ago, but, due to the inability of…

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