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Candidates set for Ward 3 special election

      Voting for Ward 3 Alderman will be held at Traceway Park (200 Soccer Row, Clinton, MS 39056) on August 2, 2022, from 7 AM to 7 PM. By Randy Bell One of the candidates running in next month’s special election for Ward 3 alderman in Clinton believes his background in the law…

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2% restaurant tax increase passes

By Randy Bell Clinton will soon be collecting the money it needs for improvements at the city’s parks. Voters on July 12 approved a referendum to increase the sales tax at restaurants by two percent. It’s expected to generate about $1 million a year, which the City hopes to double by using the money to…

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Board to consider park and tennis proposals

By Randy Bell The Clinton Board of Aldermen is planning to vote on a couple of recreation proposals at its July 19 meeting. One is a project to build a new park which could take years, the other a management contract which would result in an immediate enhancement of tennis opportunities at Brighton Park. In…

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Caboose project dropped, but short-term rentals still possible

By Randy Bell The cabooses won’t be coming to Clinton, but there’s still a chance that the City will approve an ordinance allowing short term rental property in Olde Towne. Brian Biernat has withdrawn his proposal to place five refurbished railroad cabooses on a vacant lot to provide accommodations for people visiting Clinton who want…

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July 5th Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large   Due to travel obligations, three of us participated in the June 21 Board of Aldermen meeting by telephone. It was a brief meeting but included a report by Communications Director Amanda Jones regarding the work she has been doing on behalf of the City.   There has…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large   Since our May 17 Board of Aldermen meeting was probably the shortest in recent history, I will take this opportunity to share some information from our Board of Aldermen Work Session, as well as other updates.   Two items came before the Board during the Work Session.…

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Short-term rental ordinance proposed for Clinton’s Olde Towne

By Randy Bell Clinton aldermen are considering an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals in Olde Towne after a developer proposed moving five railroad cabooses to a vacant lot near the north end of Jefferson Street to offer “unique” accommodations for people visiting the city.   Brian Biernat said the cabooses would be painted and retrofitted…

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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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