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Clinton, Mississippi, Area News

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Annual “Fall for Clinton” business decorating contest begins

The Clinton Courier The Clinton Courier is, once again, sponsoring a citywide business “fall” decorating contest. 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 must complete an official…

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Table Talk and Food for Thought: Debbie D’s Corn Dip

By Guest Columnists, Melanie and Cliff Fortenberry Fall is here, and with it comes parties and other social get-togethers. Where there are people, there is food. While corn dip may not be classified as a healthy snack, it does have fiber, and adding a Triscuit or a similar cracker can add more fiber. Corn dip…

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September 2022 Yard of the Month

The September Yard of the Month features the home of Donna and Don Hinton, 114 Afton Way, in The Villas of Oakhurst. The home follows the overall Mediterranean vibe of the neighborhood with its red tile roof and brilliant white stucco exterior, and the Hintons have played up that style with their plantings, accessories and…

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Absentee Ballots Now Available for November Election

In-person and mail-in absentee ballots are now available through your county circuit clerk’s office for the November general and special election to be held on November 8, 2022. To verify eligibility, Mississippians can utilize the Step-By-Step Absentee Guide from the Secretary of State’s Office or contact their local circuit clerk. If eligible, ballots will be provided upon request by…

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USM professor, Clintonian addresses questions about student loan forgiveness plan

Special to The Clinton Courier Mike Morgan, a Clintonian who is a professor of practice in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) College of Business and Economic Development’s School of Finance, recently addressed some of the questions that have been circulating among his students regarding President Joe Biden’s recent announcement about the new student loan…

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Pregame activities ramp up at MC

Special to The Clinton Courier The thrills and excitement of the upcoming Mississippi College football season will be augmented by an enhanced gameday experience leading up to each regular-season home contest. Pregame tailgating and the Choctaw Walk have been staples of lively team spirit displays in the Quad for many years. This fall, alumni, faculty,…

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Five Clinton seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Five seniors at Clinton High School have been named as National Merit Semifinalists in the 68th National Merit Scholarship Program. Seniors Bo Bland, Samuel Connelly, Katie Tracy, Abigail Young and Caleb Zmitrovich are amongst the one percent of high school students across the country to be recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. These academically talented high…

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Bradley Pope Memorial Golf Tournament set for Oct. 6

By Guest Columnist Dr. Laurie Lawson The Clinton Community Christian Corporation (4Cs) will host its first annual Bradley Pope Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 6, at the Live Oaks Golf Club, 11200 U.S. 49 North. The tournament will feature morning and afternoon sessions for players. The 4Cs is a nonprofit, multipurpose social service agency…

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Work required to maintain Clinton’s quiet zone

By Randy Bell Clinton was inches away from becoming a noisy city again. Since 2010, there’s been an agreement with the Kansas City Southern Railroad which makes Clinton a “quiet zone,” with trains rolling the city without sounding their horns at every crossing. But the Federal Railroad Administration required the installation of crossing arms plus…

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No tax increase for Clinton in “robust” City budget

By Randy Bell City employees will see pay raises, but Clinton taxpayers won’t have to dig any deeper into their pockets under a new $20.5 million budget the Board of Aldermen approved September 15. The total millage rate for the City and school district ad valorem tax levies will remain at 109.43 mills. “Your City…

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