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Pipeline survey continues after initial findings

By Randy Bell The City of Clinton needs to show that the nineteen-mile pipeline that’s being built to carry treated wastewater to the Big Black River won’t disturb any significant archaeological sites in western Hinds County. An initial survey of the pipeline route has turned up three areas of interest, and the City has agreed…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman-at-Large The Board of Aldermen meeting began with the approval of a proclamation declaring March 28, 2024, as “Blinded Veterans Day” in Clinton. Following the approval of the consent agenda, the Board heard from Fire Chief Jeff Blackledge. Chief Blackledge reported that there had been 423 Emergency Medical Service calls this…

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CoffeeTime: “YOU FAILED, BUT YOU AREN’T DEAD”

Yes, you failed. It ended badly for you. Bankruptcy, nervous breakdown, divorce, the loss of any relationship with your kids, or maybe a physical adventure that went sideways and ended in you getting to know the fine folks of your local hospital. Endless possibilities come to mind when it comes to the ways we can…

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Vicksburg Arts and Music Festival

City of Vicksburg welcomes everyone to come enjoy live music, arts and food at the third annual Vicksburg Arts and Music Festival, April 19-20, 2024. The Festival continues to partner with the Alcorn State University Jazz Festival on Saturday to add a second stage of entertainment.   The festival is FREE to attend. We invite…

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Seeds of Hope: Special project for Ukraine families

Limited access to fresh, nutritious food has inspired a special project to aid frontline village families in war-torn Ukraine. “Seeds of Hope has been established to help with the food scarcity and foster a sense of empowerment among the residents,” says Bob Gilmore, who has seen firsthand the challenges faced by the people because of…

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“Light for Living” a way to share, offer aid to Ukraine

By Carole Kelly Bob Gilmore can vividly visualize the bombed buildings and other sad images of the war-torn areas that media coverage shares from Ukraine. Having traveled to the country twice, he and retired missionary Russell Kyzar, formerly of Clinton, have personally witnessed the devastation. Their first call came in late 2022 to share supplies…

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Sumner Hill choir presents spring concert

The Sumner Hill Junior High School (SHJHS) Choral Department recently presented their spring choral concert, “Connected,” at Northside Baptist Church. Under the direction of Sam Lovorn, the concert featured eighty-two students and a wide repertoire of music from a Swahili processional to a Latin chant to a Gaelic rowing song to a Gospel number. The…

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