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Ollie Otter Teaches 1st Graders to Buckle Up

Children at Clinton Park Elementary  now know about Mississippi’s booster seat law after a visit from delightful, furry mascot Ollie the Otter. This law requires that children ages 4 – 7 must ride in a booster seat if shorter than 4’9” or weigh less than 65 lbs. Drivers must adhere to this law or will…

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Sumner Hill students recognized for sincerity

Special to The Clinton Courier Several Sumner Hill students were honored for demonstrating the character trait of sincerity during the month of October. Pictured (l to r) are, front row: Earlicia Walker, Aiden Knox, Olivia Ramsay, Hannah Webb, Allie Martin, Carly Howell, Ruby Acy, Wyatt Rees, Hunter Cannon, Jamiah Payton, Maddison Vaughn, Zachary Jones, Nick…

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Chief “excited” over city’s crime trends

By Randy Bell In 2013, there were 174 residential burglaries in Clinton. In 2022, there were eight. It’s a category of crime that’s been dropping steadily in the last ten years. Other felony offenses have also decreased substantially. “Our officers are proactively seeking out criminal behavior in the city,” says Police Chief Ford Hayman. “They…

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Hall of Fame Advisory Committee Seeks Nominations for Current Crop of MC Sports Immortals

Even 40 years later, Dr. Jim Turcotte vividly remembers the first time he encountered a Mississippi College Athletics Hall of Famer. A placekicker on the Choctaws football team in the early 1980s, Turcotte and his teammates were preparing to take the field before a regular season home contest when legendary World War I-era quarterback Edwin “Goat”…

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Movie Review: Missing

By Bob Garver   It never found enough of an audience to warrant a review from me, but I really liked “Searching” back in 2018. I would have given it a grade of B, maybe an A- if I was willing to look past some outstanding questions. The taut mystery-thriller followed a father’s search for…

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Sewer line work delayed after City rejects bid

By Randy Bell A sewer line repair project which Clinton’s public works director calls “an adventure” can’t move into its final phase because the City wasn’t satisfied with a contractor’s bid. The Board of Aldermen at its January 3 meeting accepted Phillip Lilley’s recommendation to reject the bid to replace a 65-foot segment of collapsed…

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Sudden Death, Come-from-Behind Finish: MC’s Academic Competition Boasts Thrills, First-Time Champion

Jackson Academy survived a sudden-death semifinal match and overcame a first-round deficit in the finals to capture its first Mississippi College Academic Competition championship Jan. 19 on the Clinton campus. JA’s intense semifinal match against Mississippi Pinebelt was decided by a single toss-up question: What process is used to separate the components of complex mixtures of chemical…

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KIDS BEING SICKENED BY EATING EDIBLES ON THE RISE

The Mississippi Poison Control Center is experiencing a concerning increase in calls regarding children who have found and eaten marijuana-laced candies and chocolates at home, making them sick enough for a trip to the emergency room. And with the establishment of marijuana dispensaries expected around the state this year, the calls “are only going to continue rising,”…

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MDE’s Educator Shortage survey reflects 515 fewer vacancies in state for 2022-23

Results from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) 2022-23 Educator Shortage  survey show there are 515 fewer vacancies among teachers, administrators and school support staff across the state compared to the 2021-22 school year.   MDE’s Office of Teaching and Leading conducted the first such survey in 2021-22, which reflected 5,503 vacancies. The vacancies for 2022-23 are…

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