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MC Alumnus and Jackson Attorney Promotes Magnolia Flag

  John Lassiter is an ardent believer in a new Mississippi flag. A partner in the Burr & Foreman LLP law firm in Jackson, Lassiter spent the year pushing to retire Mississippi’s 1894 flag with its Confederate battle emblem. As Mississippi voters on November 3 decide whether to endorse a new Magnolia flag, Lassiter continues…

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Mississippi College Family Donates to Help Hurricane Laura Victims

  Mississippi College students, faculty and staff teamed to provide supplies to help Louisiana neighbors recover following the fury of Hurricane Laura. A trailer parked near Provine Chapel was packed with bottled water, cleaning supplies and much more. MC Office of Community Service staff coordinated the campus effort with Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton.…

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Three CHS Seniors named as National Merit Semifinalists

Three students have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Clinton seniors Taylor May, Caleb Miller and Kylie Price are Clinton’s three National Merit Semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30million…

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CHS Athletic Director gives new details and procedures for venues

Clinton High School’s Brian Fortenberry has been involved with Arrow sports for fifteen years, but things will be much different with procedures and policies involving all Clinton athletics this fall, due to COVID-19 pre- cautions. The first athletic home events will be matches for the CHS volleyball team, which will host games versus Warren Central…

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Attorney General Lynn Fitch secures over $1.7 M for Mississippi students in ITT debt relief in settlement

Attorney General Lynn Fitch has secured an agreement to obtain $1,763,071.28 in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Mississippi as part of a settlement with 48 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “Today’s settlement will deliver more than $1.7 million directly into the pockets of students targeted by PEAKS Trust’s…

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Mississippi Coalition Forms to Fight Flu

Join in the effort and Fight Flu, Mississippi! Flu Fighters, a coalition of Mississippi associations and agencies, has united to encourage all Mississippians to get their flu shot this year. The Institutions of Higher Learning, the Mississippi Association of Family Physicians, the Mississippi Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, the Mississippi Hospital Association, the Mississippi Nurses Association,…

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MC School of Business Honors Alumni

  Tommy Butler and Ted Edwards are outstanding members of the accounting profession with extraordinary leadership skills. The Mississippi College graduates are deserving of accolades for successful careers spanning decades. MC leaders announced Butler and Edwards will be honored as the School of Business Alumni of the Year for 2020. Normally, they would be saluted…

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COVID-19 not slowing down Lovett, Eastside PTO duo

  Amy Lenoir and Tammie Stephens are no strangers to the Clinton Public School District’s Parent-Teacher Organization. Stephens, who heads up the Lovett Elementary School PTO, spent the last two school years as PTO President at Eastside Elementary School, aided by Amy Lenoir, her vice president. When Stephens’s children advanced to sixth grade and began…

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CPSD set for return to traditional schedules September 21

Students in the Clinton Public School District will return to campus in a traditional model beginning Monday, September 21. In a letter to parents, CPSD Superintendent Dr. Tim Martin said the district has consulted the state’s health data in order to make the decision to move beyond the hybrid model currently in place. “From the…

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Celebrating the Constitution

The Walter Leake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in Clinton is participating in celebrating Constitution Week, which is commemorated annually from September 17 – 23. Constitution Week was established by Congress in 1956 to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 and has been observed nationally ever since…

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