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Aspiring educators encouraged to apply to the Mississippi Teacher Residency Program

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites aspiring teachers to apply to the third cohort of the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR), which is a two-year program that combines college coursework and on-the-job training to prepare prospective educators for the teaching profession. The application will close on February 5, 2021.  The MTR program is a collaboration…

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Local lady, 90, living life to the fullest

By Katherine R. Dougan  Mary and Darwin Johnson planned to travel to Sweden and Germany after retirement, a decision made after the Clinton couple traced their families’ roots back to their home countries. For Darwin, it was Sweden; and, for Mary, it was Germany. “We did research at the Mormon [Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints…

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Chamber sponsors ribbon cutting for Art and Craft Market

  Celebrating one of the newest Olde Towne businesses, the Clinton Chamber and Main Street Clinton recently sponsored a Red-Carpet Rollout and ribbon cutting ceremony for Art and Craft Market. Christine Gipson and her mother, Art and Craft Market’s owners, along with Chamber and Main Street representatives, friends and family were present for the celebration.…

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MDOT preparing for potential winter weather conditions

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews are preparing for potential winter weather conditions Sunday and Monday as cold air and precipitation are forecast to move through Mississippi. “With a winter event, MDOT bases its response from information issued by the National Weather Service (NWS),” Melinda McGrath, P.E., MDOT executive director. “Crews in areas that could…

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Hinds County District Three Supervisor encourages residents to receive vaccination

On Wednesday, January 6, 2020 District Three Supervisor Credell Calhoun received his COVID-19 vaccination. To encourage all Hinds County residents to be proactive and schedule their vaccinations when they are made available, Supervisor Calhoun will have a press conference on Friday, January 8, 2020 at 10:00am to share his experience with receiving the vaccination and…

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Clarification: MDE Recommends Waiver of Passing Requirements for 3rd Grade Reading, End-of-Course Assessments for 2020-21

  Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, recommended waiving the passing requirements for statewide 3rd grade reading and high school end-of-course assessments for the 2020-21 school year. The recommendation was included in a presentation today to the Mississippi Senate Education Committee. “I think this year is a year of grace,” Wright said. “I understand…

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THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE MISSISSIPPI BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ANNOUNCE MISSISSIPPI’S MOST WANTED LIST

    Today Commissioner Sean Tindell announced the launch of Mississippi’s Most Wanted list. This list is compiled by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with law enforcement agencies throughout the state and includes ten of Mississippi’s most wanted fugitives. The list is available at www.dps.ms.gov/ms-most-wanted and on the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s…

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MC Music Professors Team Up at Virtual Concert

  Virtual concerts are a wonderful way to reach audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two Mississippi College music professors combined their immense talents to do just that early in the new year. Featured in a January 5 concert posted on Facebook were professors Tyler Kemp on piano and Adam Almeter playing the trombone. Their performance…

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Clinton Public School District COVID-19 Update—January 6, 2021

The Clinton Public School District is reporting its first positive cases of COVID-19 for the spring semester. One district employee and one student at Sumner Hill Junior High School as well as one district employee at Clinton High School have tested positive for COVID-19. School administrators at Sumner Hill and CHS have contacted parents of…

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Graduation packages sent to MC Class of 2020

Special to The Clinton Courier Mississippi College leaders shipped gift packages to the Class of 2020 as a way to honor them at a December 12 virtual commencement. About 1,400 packages went to MC grads invited to an online commencement without the traditional ceremonial fanfare on the Clinton campus. “We wanted to give students a…

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