Area Breaking News

The rebuilding of Kids Towne put on hold

The rebuilding of Kids Towne kicked off on Saturday with a small number of volunteers showing up to  help.  Unfortunately,  the work came to an unplanned stop.    The city posted the following statement: Due to some unforeseen site work issues, Kids’ Towne Park community build will be cancelled for Sunday and Monday. Once these…

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Clinton Chamber of Commerce Salutes Award Winners

By Andy Kanengiser, Clinton Courier Reporter Virgil Belue is the founding father and a faithful supporter of the Clinton Public School District for decades. The district’s first superintendent, Dr. Belue deserves a great deal of credit for building one of the best school systems in Mississippi. Saluting the many achievements of this first-class educator, the Clinton…

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Student awards from Clinton Junior High

CJHS 7th Grade Character Trait Award for Citizenship Front Row: Arnessia Davis, Terrell Elizenberry, Bryce Cole, Mary Parker, Kara Campbell, Jack Collins Back Row: Jacob Strickler, Jason Carlock, Myles Odie, Yann Tche, Garrett Milnick   CJHS 8th Grade Character Trait Award for Citizenship Front Row: Kinsley Collum, Layla Harper, Jonathan Stewart, Madison Cheeks Back Row:…

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Clinton’s 2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year is announced

The annual Clinton Chamber of Commerce celebration was held on January 23rd at Mississippi College.  Clinton’s 2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year was presented to Wayne Richey! This award goes to an individual that has been active in the community and has an excellent reputation and character. Wayne certainly exemplifies these qualities.  Check back soon…

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CFD Medal of Valor Recipients

Wednesday evening (January 22, 2020), at the Mississippi Fire Chiefs/Firefighters Conference Clinton firefighters, Captain James Barlow and Firefighter Chase Chappell were honored with receiving the Medal of Valor. Capt. Barlow and FF Chappell were commended for their particular rescue effort from a house fire on February 5, 2019, when they saved the life of the homeowner. During…

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CPD to purchase drug dog for 10K

At the last Board of Alderman meeting, it was approved for Clinton Police Department to purchase a narcotics detection canine from US K9 Unlimited in Abbeville, LA.  The cost of the newest member of the police force was $9500.00 and includes 4 weeks of certification handler training course for $9500.00. It was also approved for…

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Hinds CC trustees open search for new college president

The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees has opened a search for a new president with the goal of naming a leader by the end of April with an official start date of July 1, 2020. The target date for applications is Feb. 20, 2020, but the application portal will remain open until the position…

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Natchez Trace closure update

Natchez Trace Parkway officials updated local media on the part of the Trace that is closed near Clinton. The delay is blamed on the record breaking rain in the metro area.    The road has been closed since October 31, 2019. Phase one of the plan has been completed.   A culvert had to be replace…

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Officer Figures patrol car

Officer Figures patrol car, stationary in memoriam, in front of police headquarters. Veteran Clinton Police Department officer Johnny Figures passed suddenly at his home, Friday, January 17, 2020. Officer Figures joined the Clinton Police Department in January 2010 and will be greatly missed by the department, fellow officers, and citizens that he dedicated his life…

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