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Pentimento is a must-visit for Mississippi readers

CLINTON- When Debbie Amacker Tillman was growing up in small town Mississippi, one of her favorite things to do was read. “We had a bookmobile which was the thrill of the week in Pelahatchie,” Tillman says. After her family moved to Natchez, not a week went by when she couldn’t be found reading at the downtown public library. As the ...

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Another bomb threat at Clinton High School

Clinton High School received another bomb threat today around 12:15 p.m. The building was evacuated and police were called to search the school with a K-9 unit. CPSD and law enforcement take these threats very seriously and investigators are working now to trace the source of the call and apprehend the perpetrator(s). According to the Clinton Public Schools, there is no ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Robby Followell

Name: Robby Followell Age: 28 Owner Followell Fotography After earning a graphic design degree from Mississippi College and working there as an admissions counselor, Robby Followell opened Followell Fotography in 2007 with a desire to combine art, technique, design and business. “I really love art. I’m enamored by the thought that images can cause us to remember, rise up an ...

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Clinton's Monument Coffee is a "glorified walk-in closet"

Typically when Monument Coffee Company owner Jerry Watson interviews job applicants he wants to know if they have any babysitting experience. While the Memphis native does consider the Clinton drive-thru coffee shop his baby, there is a deeper meaning to the question as he hunts for traits of stewardship and accountability in each potential employee. “We look for folks who ...

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Landmark offer $10 million higher than South Pointe’s

With a 20-year-lease offer of $48.5 million on the table, downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center held a clear lead in the competition to become the new headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Rivals South Pointe Business Park in Clinton and Diversified Technologies complex in Ridgeland presented offers of $51.4 million and $53.4 million, respectively. But in the next phase of ...

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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: “We’re moving.” With that announcement, ...

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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, executive director of the state ...

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OUR VIEW — The simple answer: Jackson needs the Department of Revenue

“The new normal.” Those are an awful trio of words the nation’s nagging economic slump has left us with. They mark a concession that we are prepared to live with things that are less good than before, such as double-digit unemployment, underwater home values and — for downtown Jackson — historically high office vacancy rates. Some commercial real estate professionals ...

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

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 the land and agriculture heritage ...

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