Area News

City wins lawsut against Olde Towne property owner – Matt Wiggins

After over two years of legal battles, including preservation efforts through the City Ordinances, the City of Clinton has won a lawsuit against Olde Towne property owner Matthew D. Wiggins. The Hon. Larita Cooper-Stokes, Hinds County court judge, in a specially constituted Special Court of Eminent Domain, ruled on December 6, 2018: “That the City…

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Mississippi Trauma Care System Celebrates 20 Years of Saving Lives

Established by statute in 1998, the Mississippi Trauma Care System has touched more than 239,000 lives in the past two decades through its effort to deliver the right patient to the right hospital the first time, saving valuable time and increasing the likelihood of surviving a traumatic injury. “Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of…

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Threatening Emails Target Mississippi Businesses

Threatening Emails Target Mississippi Businesses Attorney General Jim Hood is issuing a warning to businesses across the state about an international email scam that threatens to bomb a business if money is not transferred to the sender. The Attorney General’s Office was first alerted of such an email Thursday afternoon. The targeted businesses said they…

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Veterans honored at Brookdale of Clinton

The Mississippi Army National Guard’s 114 MP Company Honor Color Guard out of Clinton, MS presented the colors Dawson Martin led the singing of our National Anthem A delicious meal was served Each veteran in attendance was recognized, photographed, and received a special commemorative pin.  Staff Sgt. Christopher Griffin served as the master of ceremonies and…

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Volvo Makes First Commercial Deal Using Self-Driving Trucks

Volvo’s first autonomous commercial truck will be used for limestone mining. According to VentureBeat, the automotive company Volvo has signed a deal with the Norwegian mine Bronnoy Kalk to use its self-driving trucks to transport limestone from the mine to a nearby port. This is the first time Volvo’s self-driving trucks will be officially used…

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Eastside Elementary students author books

Students in Kenya Rafferty’s fourth-grade classes are now published authors. Students created two interactive books, The Game of Bros and Alien Invasion. The premise behind the idea was for each class to create their own interactive fiction novel in which the reader chooses the plot and the outcome of the story. The students brainstormed as a class and created…

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MDCPS initiatives proving successful for Mississippi’s children

Mississippi has dramatically decreased the number of children in state custody thanks to a successful three-pronged “Safe at Home” effort to reunify families, eliminate obstacles to adoption and avoid traumatic removal of children from their birth parents – all while keeping the safety and protection of these children as a primary focus. For the first…

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