On Wednesday the Walmart Corporate office announced they would be closing their store in Clinton by mid-July.
For many within the Clinton community, this came as a shock, including city officials.
City Administrator Tim Followell says when Walmart Corporate told city officials their Clinton location no longer fit their model officials had to decide for themselves what that exactly meant.
Over 70 employees will no longer have work which is a pressing concern for those both with the city council and county government.
While the city feels confident finding a new tenant to fill the vacant space, there still will be a hit for the community.
The Walmart is scheduled to close on July 20.