Area Breaking News

Mississippi Seeking Input on Community Health Survey

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) wants to hear from you. How healthy is your community?   Through November 30, Mississippians are asked to take a five-minute survey about the strengths and weaknesses of health in their communities, especially where there are limited resources or poor access to the essentials of a healthy life.…

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SLIPPERY DRIVING TIPS FROM AMR PARAMEDICS

Because area roads and bridges could be slippery on Tuesday morning, paramedics at American Medical Response (AMR) urge motorists to follow this advice when driving on ice or slush:   If you don’t have to drive, please stay home.  Ask yourself, “Am I skilled at driving on icy roads?”  If you’re not, stay home.  …

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COLD WEATHER CAN BE DEADLY, AMR MEDICS WARN

With an arctic front soon to bring at least a few hours of snow and ice to parts of Mississippi,  AMR paramedics remind us: Plunging temperatures and wind chill are a direct threat to life and limb, especially for elders, small children, the chronically-ill, substance-abusers and individuals who stay out in the cold for long…

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DROPPING TEMPERATURE COULD MEAN RISING FIRE RISK

Mississippians should check their heating equipment now to make sure it’s safe to use, as the temperature may dip into the 30s and 20s across much of the state in coming days. Using the equipment as it is intended and following safety guidelines cuts your risk of fire in your home. There have been 52…

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Clinton Teachers Renew National Board Certification

Five Clinton teachers join with 4,786 teachers across the United States to renew their certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is excited to celebrate these teachers along with the more than 20,000 teachers currently pursuing Board certification – seen as the profession’s mark of accomplished…

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CHS teacher joins Mississippi NBCT Network board

Clinton High School teacher Charlotte Walker is an inaugural member of the Mississippi National Board Certified Teacher Network Executive Board. The Mississippi NBCT Network held its first Learn and Lead Conference recently at Hinds Community College’s Muse Center in Pearl. Among the day’s activities, the NBCT Network members elected the inaugural members of the executive…

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General Election Day Reminders and Contact Information

Polls open for the 2019 General Election at 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Mississippians can cast a ballot for statewide, state district, legislative, county, and county district offices. Polls close at 7 p.m.  Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office will have observers in precincts…

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REMINDER: CHECK SMOKE ALARMS AS TIME CHANGES THIS WEEKEND

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday and serves as a good reminder to check your smoke alarm to make sure it works. Smoke alarms should be tested once a month, batteries should be replaced once a year, and the entire alarm should be replaced every 10 years. There have been 41 fire deaths investigated by the…

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