Area Breaking News

Clinton children come to kindergarten prepared, study shows

An announcement this month from the Mississippi Department of Education shows that children in Clinton come to kindergarten prepared and ready to learn. “This is a testament to the high quality of the pre-schools in our community,” said Dr. Tim Martin, superintendent of schools. “When students come to us with the basic skills they’ll need…

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Rafael Costa Named to D2CCA All-South Region Team

Mississippi College senior Rafael Costa has been named to the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-South Region Second Team, it was announced on Wednesday (Nov. 14). Costa (Estoril, Portugal) earned All-Gulf South Conference First Team honors following the 2018 season. He started all 14 matches for the Choctaws and served as the team captain. He…

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Fry Your Turkey Safely, Advise AMR Medics

Thanksgiving is a holiday people might not associate with building fires or burn injuries, apart from minor burns from wrestling a turkey out of the oven.  But deep-frying turkeys markedly increases burn injury and fire hazards, sometimes with disastrous consequences.   AMR paramedics advise these steps from the Burn Institute (www.burninstitute.org) to help prevent serious…

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Junior high kids to put ‘design’ in Clinton skies

A new display of Arrow pride will soon grace the water tower near Clinton Junior High School, and it was Clinton Jr. High students who determined its design.   Every twenty years, a law requires maintenance on each Clinton water tank. This year, students participated in electronic voting on their school-issued iPads to determine what…

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Angel Tree project needs assistance

  The Junior Auxiliary of Clinton has begun their annual Angel Tree project, which benefits children within the Clinton Public School District. The service organization partners with the Clinton Community Christian Corporation (4C’s) to identify families in need who are currently facing challenges and may need assistance in making Christmas memories for their children.  …

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Statewide Adoption Celebration to be held Saturday in Ridgeland

Hundreds of Mississippi children recently adopted by their “forever families” will gather with their new parents and siblings on Saturday, November 10, at a Statewide Adoption Celebration hosted by the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services.   The annual event, which highlights Mississippi’s successes in connecting eligible foster children to adoptive families, will be held…

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