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April 26th, 2013

MDA: Legislation is a dealmaker

April 26, 2013

Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen spoke to the Senate Finance Committee moments ago regarding details ton the Yokohama Tire Corporation plant that is set to land in Clay County.
Christensen confirmed that the total package that is before legislators today is worth $130 million. $70 million is requested up front as an investment in the plant that includes a land purchase worth $9.5 million for 1,121 acres at Clay County's Prairie Belt Powersite.

Higgins: Clay beat out 3,000 Southeastern Counties to land Yokohama project

April 26, 2013

West Point and Clay County have something to cheer about today.
State legislators are on the cusp of approving an incentives package that would bring a Yokohama Tire manufacturing facility to the county's megasite that was unveiled on October 31, 2012.
Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins says that this project began shortly after the site was revealed to the public.

BRREAKING: Yokohama Tires set to produce in West Point

April 26, 2013

Sources with knowledge of a proposed industrial project in West Point have confirmed that Yokohama Rubber Company, a tire manufacturer from Japan, has chosen Clay County as a project site.
This morning, state legislators are filing into the Capitol Building in Jackson to vote on an incentives package so that the project may move forward.
Clay County beat out 3,000 counties in the Southeast, and the project is set to bring 500 jobs in the initial phase. The multi-phase project is said to possibly implicate as many as 2,000 jobs if the project is developed to its full potential.

April 24th

Crawford brings a new perspective to mental health

April 24, 2013

Everyone has experienced sadness, depression or loneliness at some point in their lives.

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Pet of the week

April 24, 2013

Little Bit is an approximately 2 year old female terrier/chihuahua mix. She is scheduled to be spayed in May. She has started her shots and has been wormed. She is a small dog, approximately 10 – 12 lbs. Little Bit is very energetic and playful, not a lap dog. If you would like to foster any of the dogs or puppies for the Homeward Bound Transport, or would like to adopt a kitten, puppy or adult dog, come by the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - noon, or call 524-4430. Photo by Donna Summerall

Emily Jones: Life can turn on a dime-or is it a dollar?

April 24, 2013

I was all hyped up to gush about last week’s Super Bulldawg Weekend and the Cotton District Arts Festival which delivered a picture perfect weekend. We got to tour the new Mississippi State football complex which includes a weight room par excellence. It’s got to be the finest facility of its type in the country, and I don’t know how any football recruit could resist gobbling up a scholarship to play with the Dawgs.

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John Clifton Gable

April 24, 2013

John Clifton Gable, 78, passed away, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at The Sanctuary Hospice House, in Tupelo. John Clifton Gable was born February 13, 1935 in Vardaman, Mississippi to the late Mattie Virginia McCullough and Waites Gable. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Gable worked with USF & G Insurance Company for 36 years as an adjuster in Natchez, Greenwood, Greenville, Jackson and the state office in Meridian serving as claims supervisor until his retirement in 1992. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi.

Williams priming for senior finale

April 24, 2013

1,519 rushing yards in his junior year and the A-train is ready to leave the station and carry the load a little bit further down the track this coming fall. Possibly to Jackson and Mississippi Veterans’ Memorial Stadium in December.

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Bonnye Jo Hagler Kenney

April 24, 2013

Bonnye Jo Hagler Kenney age 90, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at home with her family at her bedside.
Mrs. Kenney was a longtime member of Mayfair Church of Christ. Bonnye Kenney graduated from West Point High School in 1941. Her career at Redstone Arsenal began August 7, 1952, and ended with her retirement December 30, 1983. She was Chief of Disbursing Branch, Finance and Accounting Division.

Seniors say goodbye at West Point Senior Night

April 24, 2013

Pictured is the West Point Baseball’s Senior Class of 2013. From left to right; Riley Morton, Eric Lemus, Freddie Reed, Courtney Goss, Bradley Ewings, Woodrow Prince, and Tez Lane. The seniors concluded their Green Wave careers with a 4-1 win over the Columbus Falcons at Taylor Park on Tuesday. Photo by Will Nations

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