Area News

Bradford Patton signs Letter of Intent to Tougaloo College

Clinton native, Bradford Patton, a 2018 graduate of Hillcrest Christian School, signed a letter of intent on May 24, 2018 to play baseball at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi. In attendance at the signing, seated are Bradford’s father, mother, and older brother (Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Patton and Ronald K. Patton all of Clinton.) Standing…

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Century Plant Blooms in Clinton

Centruy Plant in Clinton, MS. Thanks to our loyal reader Robert Logan for alerting us to a Century Plant that is about to bloom here in Clinton.  This plant is located directly across from the drive to 209 Lakeview Dr. on the east side of the road. The century plant, Agave americana, is monocarpic, meaning it will bloom once…

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Art Council Annual Meeting

The Arts Council of Clinton board of directors has scheduled an annual meeting for Monday, June 4, at 6pm at MC’s Gore Galleries, where the past year’s efforts will be reviewed and a look at upcoming plans for art support will be presented. Providing music will be Therza Weis, who has previously performed for Arts…

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Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Rates Decrease In Mississippi Middle and High School Students

The 2018 Mississippi Youth Tobacco Survey from the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University has been released with promising news for the state. The data indicate that smoking and smokeless tobacco rates have decreased for Mississippi middle and high school students from 2016 to 2017. And while e-cigarette use has increased for high…

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The Pope Family

Tammy and Billy Ray Pope both grew up in Clinton and were actually each other’s first kiss. They have both spent their life here raising a family, and Tammy’s parents left her and Billy Ray the home that she grew up in, though there was one catch – the home and the land was taken…

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Opioid Prescriptions On the Decline, But Is That Actually Good News?

Although the nationwide opioid crisis has been making front page news for quite some time, some headlines are proclaiming a positive development: last year, the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers fell drastically, representing the biggest drop in 25 years. The increased public awareness pertaining to addiction and the potential for fatal overdoses has certainly…

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