Police questioning armed robbery suspects

By Darrell Todd Maurina A string of armed robberies in Clovis may be over, police said on Monday. Robbers hit two more Clovis businesses at gunpoint over the weekend, but Police Chief Bill Carey said his department is questioning two suspects; he thinks the string of robberies — seven since June 14 — is over. […]

Brush up on your vocabulary online

By Tom DiFrancesca Civility. Does anyone really understand what that word means anymore? Does anyone really care? If you visit: www.dictionary.com you will be presented with a good definition of the term. Rudeness just seems to abound these days. Inappropriate behavior and the callous disregard for others, that once — used to be viewed as […]

Dollar Tree store headed to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell The nation’s largest $1 discount variety store chain will make its debut in the Clovis area by the end of the summer, local officials say. Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is renovating the former Heilig-Meyers building on North Prince Street, said Clovis developer Bill Giese. “They’re remodeling that building right now,” he said. […]

Store owner fighting tobacco citation

By Darrell Todd Maurina After a quarter-century of doing business in Clovis, Warren Nuckols Jr. said he has years of experience dealing with shoplifters. According to him, his Quick Stop business on the corner of 13th and Thornton loses $6,000 to $8,000 every year due to shoplifting and burglaries. So when he saw a man […]

Reader shares history of Jackman’s store

The editor of this paper passed on an e-mail from Mykell Jackman Brewer of Fairfax, Va. She wrote to tell me two things: First, as far back as anyone today can remember, Jackman’s was in business at 310 and then 312 Main and it was her grandfather, William Thurman Jackson who started Jackman’s Mercantile store […]

Hobby Lobby sets sights on Clovis

By Gary Mitchell Another major chain has selected Clovis for the site of a new store. Hobby Lobby Creative Center officials announced Monday plans to open an arts and crafts retail store in Clovis in the former Kmart. Officials said construction will begin soon and the store will be open by this fall. The seventh […]

Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff report A Clovis convenience store was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night and police are looking for two suspects. Police Sgt. Rich Johnson said two men entered the Allsup’s at Grand and Prince Streets at 10:09 p.m. on Saturday. One man was armed with a small handgun, Johnson said. Johnson said he did […]

Web great to promote business

By Tom DiFrancesca In last week’s column, I wrote about a couple of Internet success stories, and I asked for my readers to send in their own. I did receive one this week, from Mr. Robert Schriefer of Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s a loyal reader and receives my column each week through a subscribable mailing list. […]

Lowe’s store almost a done deal

By Jack King A spokeswoman for Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse said Thursday the company has closed a deal to buy a site in Clovis. Julie Valeant, the company spokeswoman, said partners in the deal are still completing final paperwork and she could not provide more details about the deal until the paperwork is finished. Developer […]