Area News

Hinds CC football field named for Gene Murphy

Hinds Community College has named the football field at Joe Renfroe Stadium in honor of Gene Murphy, who stepped aside as head football coach in August because of health problems.   Murphy was surprised with the announcement during a halftime ceremony Thursday night (Sept. 14) during the home game against Southwest Mississippi Community College. The naming of…

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BANKPLUS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BANKS TO WORK FOR AGAIN IN 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, BankPlus is again being recognized as one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2017. Banks ranked by American Banker showcase unique employee benefits, strong cultures and meaningful community involvement.   The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for…

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Revving Up for the Cruzin’ Clinton Car Show

Car enthusiasts and those who just love to have a good time with family and friends in downtown Clinton will be happy to know that the Cruzin’ Clinton Car Show is coming up on September 16 and will feature not only the best classics in all of Mississippi, but also some of the tastiest BBQ…

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CCA new student

CCA elementary students are excited about the newest edition to the STEM lab at CCA.  Meet Zhanshi, the bearded dragon.  His name means Warrior in Chinese. He arrived last week thanks to the Pets in the Classroom grant and STEM lab teacher Mary Beth Pearce. CCA students are looking forward to caring for him, learning…

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Eastside students win Everyday Heroes award from Wal-Mart

Fifth-grade siblings Rylee and Sydney Hardin held bake sales and raised more than $600 for the Batson Children’s Hospital. On Friday at Eastside Elementary School, they were surprised with the “Everyday Heroes” award from Wal-Mart. Clinton Store Manager Eddie Robinson said Wal-Mart is holding a national campaign to raise $25 million for Children’s Miracle Network, with…

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COCHRAN, LEAHY RENEW PUSH TO EXPAND FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM

  Senators Reintroduce Bill to Expand Home-State Food Options for Schools U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) have renewed their push to expand the Farm to School grant program, which promotes the use of home-state agriculture products in school cafeterias.   The Senators on Wednesday reintroduced the bipartisan Farm-to-School Act of 2017 (S.1767)…

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Sumner Hill counselor wins statewide award

Sumner Hill Junior High School Counselor Heather Norton is the Mississippi Counseling Association’s School Counselor of the Year. “Mrs. Norton does a fantastic job at Sumner Hill,” said Principal Christie Claxton. “All the programs and activities she coordinates have students’ best interest at heart. She makes a tremendous impact on every child that comes through…

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant recently signed a proclamation declaring September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, drawing awareness to a public health issue that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. He was joined by not just representatives from the Department of Mental Health (DMH), but his wife, First Lady Deborah Bryant, who has worked with DMH…

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