Area News

MDOT suspending work, keeping eye on traffic for Labor Day travel

Mississippians planning to hit the road to spend time with family and friends this Labor Day will notice less travel delays due to construction. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will suspend all interstate and four-lane highway work in anticipation of increased holiday travel. MDOT crews and contractors will halt all road construction requiring lane…

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Mississippi Launches ‘Strive for Less Than Five’ Absence Prevention Campaign to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

Mississippi is kicking off Attendance Awareness Month in September with a statewide campaign to promote regular school attendance. The Strive for Less than Five campaign challenges students to have no more than five absences over the course of the entire school year. Mississippi’s campaign is part of a national movement to reduce chronic absenteeism, which is defined…

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Older Couples Are Divorcing After Decades of Marriage

Older Couples Are Divorcing After Decades of Marriage Today, 16.7% Clinton natives are separated as divorce is no longer only something that happens to the very young or those suffering the consequences of a midlife crisis. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans over the age of 50 seeking a divorce has more than doubled since 1990.…

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Choosing Health Insurance in a Confusing Marketplace

Anyone buying health insurance this fall faces a daunting task: having to choose among multiple, often-complex options that offer widely varying degrees of protection. For starters, association health plans are back, allowing small businesses to band together to buy insurance.  So are the short-term policies that may last from only a few months to a…

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MDE Announces Lottery for Special Needs Scholarship Program Applications

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced plans today for a lottery on August 30 to award approximately 47 Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) for the 2018-19 school year. Established by the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act of 2015, the ESA program provides scholarships to parents of students with disabilities who want to remove their…

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History Comes Alive at Milepost 89

The Clinton Visitor Center, at Milepost 89 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, is the backdrop for HISTORY at its best portrayed by living historians on aspects of the Civil War and War of 1812. The event will be held on Saturday, September 15, from 10am-3pm. You do not want to miss this informative, fun, and…

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CLINTON PHYSICIAN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF STATEWIDE ACADEMY

David B. Wheat, MD, FAAFP, of Clinton, was elected 2018-19 president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) at its Annual Meeting in July. He will lead the 1,100-member organization in the coming year and chair the board of directors. Dr. Wheat, a family physician who has earned the AAFP Fellow distinction, has owned…

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Neighborhood Night Out

The City of Clinton’s Police and Fire Departments, Mayor Phil Fisher, and the Board of Aldermen/Alderwoman will be participating in Neighborhood Night Out festivities on Tuesday, October 2. Over the past few years, the annual event has grown in participation by neighborhoods and first responders. Clinton’s Neighborhood Night Out (NNO) is an annual event designed…

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Main Street’s Cruzin’ Clinton is set for September 15

Main Street Clinton’s Cruzin’ Clinton Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, and is open to all makes and models. The show will begin at 9am with the popular car parade from Clinton Plaza Shopping Center through town, followed by the show in Olde Towne from 10a until 1p. Car enthusiasts are encouraged to…

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