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House catches fire twice in one day

October 31, 2012

West Point fire officials responded not once but twice Wednesday to 813 Fifth Street where the home of Ferdinand Sykes caught fire early that morning and again that same afternoon.
It was around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning when West Point firemen first responded to a fire at the home and stayed on scene for over an hour trying to completely extinguish the flames. The home, which has now been condemned, was filled from door to door with clothing and other items that officials had to climb over and around to reach parts of the home that was on fire.

Oak Hill hoops teams get started

October 31, 2012

Though Oak Hill’s football team begins the MAIS AA playoff Friday, the Oak Hill Raiders and Oak Hill Lady Raiders basketball teams are making the final preparations to start their season next week. The Oak Hill Raiders had a somewhat disappointing finish to last year’s season finishing in the lower half of their district, while the Lady Raiders hope to continue their success from last season when Oak Hill made it into the All-Around State Tournament before losing out to Simpson Academy. Both teams are hoping that they can both be successful and have a winning season ahead of them this year.

Breaking: Starkville-Oktibbeha elected officials approve contract for Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority during Wednesday meeting

October 31, 2012

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors and Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a three-year contract Wednesday to enter a cooperative regional development entity consisting of Clay and Lowndes counties.
County representatives passed the interim agreement, which was amended last week, with full board support, while the six aldermen in attendance also unanimously supported the contract. Only Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins was absent from the meeting.

Prairie Belt PowerSite Full Video Available

October 31, 2012

The hundreds that were gathered to watch the debut of the Prairie Belt PowerSite at the Civic on Tuesday night were treated to the debut of the site's movie that is now available for the world to see on the Columbus/Lowndes Development LINK's website.
Click the link below and it will take you there. Put yourself in the shoes of an international industry when you're watching the video for the first time. Many will be viewing it in several different languages.

http://www.cldlink.org/index.php/site/prairieBeltVideo/

October 30th

Green Wave take time to visit ICS Head Start on Spirit Day

October 30, 2012

Some of the West Point Green Wave players, cheerleaders, drum line and head coach Chris Chambless took time out of their morning to visit the ICS Head Start Center in West Point to promote Head Start and help the kids celebrate Spirit Day.
Seen here is Ed Brown, a Green Wave football player shaking hands with kids from the school.

Healthy group of youth show up for unveiling

October 30, 2012

Some big and powerful people filled the Civic Center on Tuesday night for the much-anticipated unveiling of the Prairie Belt PowerSite that economic developers hope one day will house a billion dollar industry and provide hundreds of jobs to people in this region.
Heidi Smith with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Steve Wallace with the Tombigbee River Valley Management Association and Jim Parker with the Mississippi Development Authority all spoke to the crowd that exceeded 300 people from the community and surrounding area.

Economic developers looking to hit home run with Prairie Belt PowerSite

October 30, 2012

It’s official.
The Prairie Belt PowerSite has made its world debut. Now the economic development team that made all of it possible will go to work trying to land an industrial project that will bring jobs to West Point.
A number of high-powered local and state officials were on hand to unveil the 1,100 acre powersite on Tuesday evening.
More than 300 people from the community and surrounding counties showed up to see the much-anticipated site as well.

October 29th

Clay suburban carries rising star’s proud family

October 29, 2012

It was a long ride home for the thousands of Mississippi State fans who believed prior to the 7:30 start of Saturday’s ballgame that the Bulldogs would be 8-0 and ranked in the top five in the nation after beating No. 1 Alabama.
It did not work out that way, but all was not a loss for state fans.

North Mississippi excelling on the field

October 29, 2012

At the high school level, north Mississippi boasts teams like West Point, Noxubee County, Starkville and Oxford.
At the junior college level, this area of the state has East Mississippi Community College, which is ranked in the top five in the nation.
Go to the next level and Ole Miss and Mississippi State are the premier college programs in Mississippi in 2012.

Three Arrested In Stabbing Death

October 29, 2012

West Point, MS, October 29, 2012:  On Saturday October 28 officers of the West Point Police Department responded to an E911 call to Stop One Deli on the corner of Division and Bugg Street.  Upon arrival officers discovered that a man had been involved in an altercation with three females and was suffering from a stab wound to the chest.  

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