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Clinton, Mississippi, Area News

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Clinton gets grant for bridge replacement

By Randy Bell When the City of Clinton spent more than $83,000 to repair the Pinehaven Road bridge over Bogue Chitto Creek in July, it knew splicing the rotten piles was only a temporary fix. But now it has the money to do what needs to be done. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has awarded…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap, Sept 19,2023

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large The Mayor and Board of Aldermen were very pleased to welcome representatives of the Clinton Public School District to our September 5 meeting. Dr. Andy Schoggin, Superintendent, and financial officer Libby Callegan provided the annual report to the Board. They reported that there would be no mileage increase…

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Christmas Performances, Masterclass Offerings, Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ Highlight Fall Concert Series at MC

From a variety of band classics and toe-tapping jazz selections to an internationally acclaimed operatic masterpiece and a traditional holiday spectacular, enthusiasts of all musical genres will find plenty to enjoy during the Fall Concert Series at Mississippi College. The annual “smorgasbord of music” curated by Ben Williams, chair of the Department of Music, is…

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Board approves $24 million City budget

By Randy Bell In a September 12 meeting which lasted all of two minutes, the Clinton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a spending plan for the City in the fiscal year beginning in October. The $24.04 million budget doesn’t raise taxes but takes advantage of approximately $500,000 in additional tax revenue resulting from increased property…

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Delayed twice, Board vote on ward map may be coming

By Randy Bell After a vote on Clinton’s new ward lines was put off for two months and then for another two weeks, the issue is back on the Board of Aldermen’s agenda at its September 19 meeting. The City is required to approve a new map of the six wards, because the 2020 census…

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City to host Fall Clean-up and Hazardous Waste Disposal

The Clinton Courier   Clinton’s annual fall citywide clean-up will be held October 14 through October 21. From 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., the old Northside Elementary School location at 1111 Old Vicksburg Road will have dumpsters available for residents to get rid of household debris. The site will be closed on Sunday, October 15.…

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Clinton plans annual Neighborhood Night Out

The Clinton Courier Clinton’s Neighborhood Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It is modeled after the National Night Out event, which takes place nationwide on the first Tuesday of August. Clinton’s NNO is designed to enhance the…

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“Fall for Clinton” business decorating contest begins & market vendors being sought

  Now a much-anticipated annual event, The Clinton Courier’s citywide business “Fall for Clinton” decorating contest will soon be underway. All businesses in the city are encouraged to participate by decorating their façade, lawn, entrance and/or doorways with fall themes, such as scarecrows, pumpkins and festive wreaths. While there is no cost to enter, businesses…

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Barbershop Series focuses on prostate cancer awareness

The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health’s Black Men’s Health Equity Council will host Choppin’ It Up—The Barbershop Series from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023. This installment focuses on prostate cancer awareness and will be held on the campus of Tougaloo College in the Berkshire A Men’s Residential Hall. The guest speaker…

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