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April 27th

Atkins, White ink with EMCC Rodeo team

April 27, 2013

Mid-day Friday, Oak Hill seniors Shay Atkins and Palmer White placed pen to paper signaling they will be attending East Mississippi Community College in Scooba and competing for the EMCC Rodeo Team.

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Williamson, Kelly to defend state crown

April 27, 2013

No we are not discussing a morning talk show, but the Oak Hill mixed doubles pairing of Kim Kelly and John Wesley Williamson have had similar success to “Regis and Kelly.”

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Art Shirley: A new day dawning for West Point

April 27, 2013

Visit www.artshirley.com to see more of Art's cartoons.

You made this happen

April 27, 2013

You did it West Point and Clay County.
We will have our share of photo opportunities in the coming months that should include politicians and economic developers breaking ground, shovels in hands, with industry executives.

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Summerall: A spec of light at the end of the tunnel

April 27, 2013

December 8, 1993, then President William Jefferson Clinton signed into law the document that nearly brought the United States economy to its knees. The North American Free Trade Agreement. This piece of paper opened our doors to cheap, overseas goods that don’t have to pass the rigorous testing processes or meet standards set in the U.S. to make sure the things we buy are safe. Owners of manufacturing facilities only saw that they would not have to deal with unions, striking workers or even pay their workers a minimum wage. They could make billions instead of millions!

Law makes session extra special for West Point

April 27, 2013

Friday was a special day for Clay County and West Point.
There was a special session for a special community that everyone present knew deserved better than being at the bottom of employment statistics, like it has since over 1,000 jobs were lost at the closing of Sara Lee.

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Turner reacts to Yokohama decision

April 27, 2013

Monumental. Extraordinary. Thrilling. And historic to say the least.
Yes, it was an exciting day for West Point Friday and a great day for the entire state of Mississippi with Mississippi lawmakers passing an act securing incentives for Yokohama Tire Corporation, which is slated to open in Clay County in 2015.

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Gamble pays off for county supervisors

April 27, 2013

November 1, 2012 was a typical cool fall morning.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors slowly started to trickle in at the Prairie Belt Powersite, located on Hazelwood Road north of town.

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April 26th

Gibbs-Turner Economic Development Act passes into law

April 26, 2013

House Bill One, which has been named the Gibbs-Turner Economic Development Act has passed both houses in the legislature, and it is now law.
Angela Turner spoke to the Senate body before the vote today, endorsing the bill.
"As you know, Clay County has taken a hit," Turner said. "We are excited about the project coming to town."
Turner says that this has been a team effort.
"This is a major project for the state," Turner said.
The bill passed with no opposition in the Senate at 12:36 p.m.

Holland Amendment defeated: Clean bill heads to the Senate

April 26, 2013

Representative Tyrone Ellis, who represents a portion of Clay County helped push a clean House Bill through moments ago after Rep. Steve Holland had added an amendment to the bill that would include incentives for Cooper Tire.
Holland's arguments are that should help existing industry, something MDA executive Brent Christensen has said many times.
However, Ellis raised the point that it was not known by MDA or the state what exactly Cooper Tire needs in terms of incentives.

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