Posts Tagged ‘Clinton’

Department of Revenue workers thrilled with new home

Here’s proof that things can seem horribly bad one week and just peachy the next. On March 18, employees of the Mississippi Department of Revenue endured the ear-splitting sound of a hail onslaught banging on a tin roof and aluminum walls. Seven days later, they heard the wonderful words they’ve awaited for nearly two decades: […] [...]

Clinton’s South Pointe wins Department of Revenue headquarters bid

Aggressive last-minute price cutting did the trick for Clinton’s South Pointe Business Park in the competition to become the new home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue, the state says. The selection came down to price, with representatives of the former WorldCom headquarters presenting a lease offer too attractive to pass up, said Kevin Upchurch, […] [...]

High Heeled Hippie gets back to the roots of organic, eco-friendly farming

by Stephen McDill Published: March 22,2013

Tags: agriculture, Clinton, farmers markets, farming, High Heeled Hippie, organic gardening, small business

Peyton Collins was horrified when a little girl told her she thought spaghetti grew on trees. The Clinton wife, mother and compulsive gardener says its a sad irony that despite Mississippi’s agrarian roots, it is losing its grip on good food and farming at the consumer level. “I think its just stunning that we have […] [...]

Knight returns to firm

by MBJ Staff Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Clinton, Janice Knight, PeopleLease

  Janice Knight has returned to People Lease. Knight brings with her over 20 years of experience in administrative support and customer service. She lives in Clinton with her husband, Robert, son, Christopher, and three dogs. She enjoys vacations with her grandchildren, who live in Vicksburg and Greenville S.C. [...]

Clinton mayor wants competition – not politics – to decide DOR issue

by Ted Carter Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Clinton, Department of Revenue, Rosemary Aultman, South Pointe, WorldCom

Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman very much wants the Mississippi Department of Revenue to move its headquarters to the former WorldCom headquarters, now South Pointe Business Park. What Aultman says she doesn’t want, however, is for legislative politics to decide the outcome. If the DOR moves to Clinton’s South Pointe, she wants her town to win […] [...]

Legislature divided over Department of Revenue destination

Whiplash could be a consequence of watching recent action in the Legislature to determine the next home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The day before a bill to put the DOR headquarters in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center via a purchase passed the Senate on a 48-2 vote, House Speaker Philip Gunn successfully pushed a […] [...]

Iconic outdoors retailer closes after slow decline, poor customer service

by John Woods Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Clinton, hunting, outdoors, shooting, Surplus City

A few months ago, I left the doctor’s office after an annual physical and thought I would reward myself with a visit to one of my long-time favorite outdoor supply hangouts in Clinton. Ask if I was shocked when I rolled into the parking lot to see a huge sign on the side of both […] [...]

Byington moves to Capitol

by MBJ Staff Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Clinton, Clinton Police Department, Rosemary Aultman

After 42 years with the Clinton Police Department, chief Don Byington is leaving to take another full-time law enforcement job as head of the Mississippi Capitol Police. Byington will retire from the city of Clinton Dec. 31 and the next day will become administrative director of the Capitol Police, a force that’s a little larger […] [...]

The “jewel” of Main Street

by Becky Gillette Published: September 23,2012

Tags: Clinton, downtown redevelopment, Mississippi College, Mississippi Main Street Association

Bob Wilson, executive director, Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA), said Clinton is really one of the “jewels” of the Main Street program. “There are a lot of things that figure into its success,” Wilson said. “From the beginning, Main Street Clinton was fortunate to have a very supportive mayor and city council. Mayor Rosemary Aultman […] [...]

Main Street Clinton a model for successful downtown economic programs

by Becky Gillette Published: September 23,2012

Tags: Clinton, downtown redevelopment, Fresh at Five farmers markets, Main Street Mississippi

The new kid on the Main Street block has been getting with the program in a big way. Although only in existence six years, Main Street Clinton has won awards all five years it has been eligible. This year Clinton won top awards Main Street Merchant of the Year, an award that recognizes excellence in […] [...]

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