Area News

Grilling Tips for a Safe Labor Day

As summer fades and the leaves change for fall, Labor Day celebrations bring families together for cookouts and other gatherings.    Dr. William Lineaweaver, medical director of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Merit Health Central in Jackson, encourages everyone to have a fun Labor Day and remain safe while celebrating.   Labor Day…

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Primary Runoff Election Day Reminders and Contact Information

Polls open for the 2019 Primary Runoff Election at 7 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  Mississippians can cast a ballot for statewide, state district, legislative, county, and county district offices. Polls close at 7 p.m.  Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot. Primary Elections are conducted by political parties in Mississippi. …

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Goodbye Wrinkes And Skin Blemish: CBD For Skincare

CBD sits right in the junction of modern society’s current concerns about beauty, health, and emotional wellbeing.  Given the trials and tribulations that life presents us with on a continuous basis, it really is no surprise that everyone is in search of the holy grail that will provide them with the serenity that we are…

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Google chooses Clinton to host “Grow with Google”

The city of Clinton was one of only two Mississippi cities selected by Google to showcase the company’s “Grow with Google” program. On Monday, August 26, Google will be at the Clinton Quisenberry Library to showcase the tech company’s initiative to help create economic opportunity. Hattiesburg was the second city chosen to host. To kick-start…

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Parents, Educators, Community Partners and Policy Makers: Register for the Mississippi Literacy Summit Sept. 13-14

Registration is open for the Mississippi Literacy Summit scheduled for Sept. 13-14 at the Jackson Convention Center. The event is free and has a schedule of special sessions for parents, guardians, educators, community partners and policy makers. The summit theme is “A Shared Commitment to Literacy: Improving Literacy Outcomes for ALL from Birth to the…

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Road Closures in Clinton for Red Brick Roads Festival

Road Closures in Clinton for Red Brick Roads Festival Event organizers prep Olde Towne Clinton for Music and Arts Festival Motorists in Clinton will see street closures in Olde Towne Clinton beginning Thursday morning, as preparations begin for the Red Brick Roads Music and Arts Festival. RED BRICK ROADS returns for its fourth year. The…

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Clinton celebrates 50 years as a separate school district

In its 50-year history, the Clinton Public School District has seen many changes. “We have many new facilities, many new people, the curriculum has changed and so has technology,” said Dr. Tim Martin, superintendent of schools. “The one thing that has remained the same is our commitment to excellence. Throughout our history Clinton has been…

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Thomas Ball, Jr. Receives Twenty-Five Years for Armed Robbery of Canton Woman

                Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today Thomas Ray Ball, Jr., of Clinton, was sentenced to twenty-five years without the chance of early release or parole for the armed robbery of a Canton woman.               On September 18, 2017, a woman went to a Vicksburg Casino where she won…

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ECCC’s Collins Named 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

East Central Community College sophomore Caleb Collins of Clinton is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Collins is an engineering major and a graduate of Clinton High School. The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa…

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