Budget adds new staff and significant park renovations
Mayor Phil Fisher and the Board of Aldermen for the City of Clinton, will hold a special called meeting at 7:00 A.M. on Friday, September 14, 2018 to adopt the 2019 Fiscal Year Budget. The meeting will be held in the Municipal Courtroom, 305 Monroe Street and is open to the public and media.
Highlighted in the 2019 proposed budget are the addition of a new fulltime judge for Municipal Court, hiring a full time Economic Development Director, employee pay raises and a $2 million Capital loan for improvements to Traceway Park, construction restrooms at three parks and construction of a soccer stadium at Traceway Park.
During the September 4 regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, a public hearing was held to receive comments on the proposed 2019 FY’ Budget. The video archive of that meeting can be viewed on the City of Clinton Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clintonmiss.
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 make plans to dust off the old dashboard, apply a fresh coat of wax, and enter the show. Pre-registration is $20, and on-site registration is $25.
There is no admission fee for the public to view the cars.
individuals interested in entering a car can register at www.mainstreetclintonms.com/cruzin or call 601-924-5472 for more information.
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 entertaining event for the entire family. The visitor center would like to express appreciation to the many living historians who give of their time and talents to portray these moments in history.
SEE the flash, SMELL the smoke and FEEL the roar of an 1841 6-Pound field artillery piece as you meet the civil war reenactors of The 3rd Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans. They will be demonstrating the ordnance and firing order of the smooth bore cannon which will be fired on the hour and half hour beginning at 10:00am. They are distinguished as the most widely-known and prestigious Confederate Artillery Battalion of the American Civil War. Local 3rd Company reenactors from Clinton are Alan Chambers, Glenn Sikes, R.C. Stricklin, and Mike McGuffie. Other members are Charlie Ferg, Charlie Mott, Kevin Davis, Jacob Davis, and Dan Harthcock.
HEAR the story of the Union Inland Navy that became The Mississippi Squadron, one of the greatest, yet least studied, aspects of the Civil War. You will meet Gunners Mate L. Osborne as he tells you about the ironclads and gunboats they created, their patrols of thousands of miles of rivers, and the battles they fought inside the iron monsters! You can view some very interesting artifacts!
SPEAK to an 1812 Physician/Surgeon and see why medicine was drastically different in 1812 than what it is today. Most sicknesses were treated at home and involved family remedies. Operating methods were primitive, and completely unsanitary in most cases. It was a bad time to be in need of medical treatment at home, as well as in the midst of battle. Dr. Frank (Butch) Kirtley will entertain you with his practices and remedies of the era!
The Clinton Visitor Center is located at 1300 Pinehaven Road. To get there, take the Clinton exit at Milepost 89 on the Natchez Trace Parkway and turn left onto Pinehaven Road; or from I-20 take Exit 36 and turn north onto Springridge Road which becomes Pinehaven Road.
Parking is available at the Clinton Visitor Center, and additional parking is available at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 1301 Pinehaven Road. Use the sidewalks and walk signal at the traffic light to walk north to the visitor center.
For more information call 601. 924.2221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Area residents are invited to join the Clinton Police Department for Coffee with a Cop on September 19. The morning meeting will be held at the Fountain View Cafe at Southpointe Business Park. Clintonians can meet with Chief Hayman and officers from 8:30a until 9:30 a.
The event is designed so that police officers and community members can meet in a comfortable environment to discuss any topic – from crime to neighborhood nuisance issues. Over a cup of coffee, community members and police officers can get to know each other better in efforts to build relationships.
Chief Ford Hayman, upon his appointment as police chief, shared his plan to engage the community in a more direct manner and to build relationships between citizens and police officers, and Coffee with a Cop has become a vital tool to accomplish those goals.
Businesses that are interested in hosting a Coffee with a Cop event are invited to contact Chief Ford Hayman at 601-924-5252.
Parents of preschool age children can learn more about kindergarten at a series of Parent Academy meetings this school year.
The six workshops will be held from 5:45 – 7 p.m. at Clinton Park Elementary School on Arrow Drive, and are free to attend. The program is offered through a grant from the Barksdale Reading Institute.
“Parents will learn tips and strategies to prepare their children for success in kindergarten,” said Clinton Park Principal Kelli Pope.
Topics covered include literacy, math and general development. Workshops include simple, daily things that parents can do with their children to help them prepare for kindergarten and to be in a classroom setting.
All materials will be provided at no cost, and childcare and snacks will be provided for children ages 3-10.
“All participants will be entered to win a door prize at each session,” Pope said. “
For more information or to register, contact Clinton Park Elementary at 601-924-5205 or email pope at email@example.com.
Parent Academy events will be held from 5:45 – 7 p.m. on the following dates:
Mark your calendars and make plans to join us at Morrison Heights Baptist Church for an evening of fun as we host Slugs and Bugs Live! in concert. This is a FREE event! Slugs and Bugs is Dove Award nominated Christian music for children that includes both silly songs and Bible songs the entire family will love! Randall Goodgame leads the performance and is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter. He has written songs for the likes of Andrew Peterson, Caedmon’s Call, Jason Gray, and has also written a number of songs for VeggieTales. The catchy tunes allow children (and adults) to not only have fun but to learn Scripture and foundational truths as well. For more information, contact Paige Atkinson at 601.925.6454 or visit www.morrisonheights.org/slugsandbugs.
Clinton High’s Attache’ show choir will have its annual fundraising car wash Saturday Sept. 22, from 9 – 11:30 a.m., at Hurricane Bay Car Wash on Old Vicksburg Road. Contact any Attache’ member to pledge per car or give a donation to help singer/dancers, pit or crew members. Pictured (l to r) are, back row: Attache’ members Madison Johnson, Jacob Dillard, Gracie Phillips, Grant Heath, Javril Bracey, and Cameron Humphries; and front row: Abby Newell, Glyn Heath, and Jonathan Washington.