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June 21st, 2013

Production Suspended At West Point Navistar

June 21, 2013

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point, Miss.
Navistar spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said in a statement that the 80 workers at the plant were notified Thursday.
Navistar Defense is part of Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp.
McFarland says the decision came in response to across-the-board federal budget reductions known as the sequester that went into effect on March 1.

New Playground Open For Play

June 21, 2013

Kids in West Point and Clay County will be thrilled to learn that there's a new playground in town where they can freely run, jump, swing, climb and have a fun, outdoor adventure all day long.

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Local Woman Charged With Shoplifting

June 21, 2013

A West Point woman was taken into custody Wednesday by the Columbus Police Department and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting.
Columbus police arrested 19-year-old Dyandra Dalise Gill of High Street the same day she allegedly took an undetermined amount of merchandise from the Kmart store in Columbus.

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June 20th

No more rail rockin': Damaged train crossing being repaired

June 20, 2013

Just about everyone in West Point has ran into what many would call the rockiest, most damaged railroad crossing in town that passes over East Morrow Street. The good news about that particular crossing is that it's now getting an entirely new makeover this week by Kansas City Southern and the city of West Point.

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Local Firemen undergo hazmat training

June 20, 2013

You just wouldn't believe the magnitude of dangerous, hazardous materials that pass through West Point every single day by train, trucks and other means, said West Point Fire Chief Johnnie Littlefield. And at any time, though its chilling to imagine, those chemicals could be spilled or released into the air, causing a mass exposure to contaminants that could harm hundreds of people.
That's why it's crucial, Littlefield said, for local fire and rescue responders to be thoroughly trained in safely rescuing hazmats victims and mitigating chemical spills and chemical releases.

June 18th

Friday Night Jam has largest crowd to date

June 18, 2013

Gary Adams takes the crowd down memory lane with an old country ballad.

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CWS newcomer Indiana loses 5-4 to Mississippi St

June 18, 2013

The Comeback Kids were at it again in Omaha. Once again, for the second time in as many games in CWS action, a key two-out RBI hit in the eighth by a Bulldog while trailing led to ultimate victory for the Diamond Dawgs, this time over the Hoosiers, as the Bulldogs (50-18) advance to the bracket finals with a 5-4 victory over Indiana (49-15). Delivering the key two-out RBI hit on this occasion was PH/DH Trey Porter, who blasted a the two run single into the outfield to allow MSU to take the lead for good over the Hoosiers.

Kim O’Brian Pettit

June 18, 2013

Kim O’Brian Pettit, 72, passed away June 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
She was a retired hairdresser and owner of the Hair Pen Salon in Maben. She was preceded in death by her parents, Seisen Kinjo and Uta Watanabe; and first husband, Bud O’Brian.

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June 18, 2013

Florida J. Donald age 75, died Sunday, June 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Dr. Charles Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, from 3-6 p.m. at the Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

PERS program growing in assets

June 18, 2013

When the economy took a downturn nationwide in 2008, anyone or any entity which had investments in the markets was likely not spared.

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