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October 1st

New Bill Helps Students With Asthma

October 1, 2010

Students across Mississippi suffering with asthma now have the right to self-administer their asthma and anaphylaxis medications while at school or at any school-related function, with the passage of Mississippi Senate Bill 2393.
The bill, signed by Governor Haley Barbour earlier this year, is designed to improve the health of students and ensure that all students with asthma breathe easier, helping them be more alert and perform better academically.

Area Prepares For Flu Season

October 1, 2010

As flu season approaches, doctors, nurses and pharmacists are preparing to get everyone vaccinated to help protect them from the threat of influenza.
Many health care providers in West Point are waiting for flu vaccinations to come in, which will include the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccination, but some already have them and are administering the medication upon the patient's request.

September 23rd

Trustmark buys Cadence

September 23, 2010

Cadence Bank will be merging with Jackson-based Trustmark bank, officials with both companies announced late Wednesday.
The community will find Trustmark Bank “a very good addition,” the CEO of Cadence Financial Corp. said Wednesday night following the announcement of a merger between the two entities.
A faxed statement released just after 5 p.m. Wednesday heralded the deal to merge Starkville-based Cadence Bank with Trustmark, a financial institution headquartered in Jackson. Both are publicly-traded national banks.

September 22nd

Cadence CEO: Merger ' best strategy for opportunity' for stockholders

September 22, 2010

The merger between Cadence and Trustmark banks was "the best strategy and opportunity for all of our stakeholders," the Cadence's CEO said tonight.
Cadence, a $1.9 billion banking institution headquartered in Starkville, will merge with Jackson-based Trustmark by the first quarter of 2011, officials said in a statement released late this afternoon.

September 21st

Cadence's Future In Hands of OCC

September 21, 2010

Cadence Bank of Starkville could be forced to sale or merge if the bank cannot meet capital requirements of a May consent order, according to a report by the Mississippi Business Journal.
The order was issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and signed by Cadence on May 19 of this year, and Cadence reportedly had until Sunday, Sept. 19 to meet the deadline. The MBJ report states that Cadence ended the second quarter with a net loss of $1.6 million and a Tier 1 leverage ratio of 5.25 percent, well short of the OCC's order to reach a minimum Tier 1 ratio of 9 percent.

'Spiders' Author To Speak at Luncheon

September 21, 2010

A summer of love, fear and coming of age is what first time author John Cother will discuss Wednesday in his novel A Fear of Spiders during Luncheon With Books at the Bryan Public Library.
Cother discovered a love of writing at the age of six, and after 33 years as an educator, he has finally put his words down in a book that takes readers on an adventure with a brother and sister, JT and Lesi, determined to find answers about their family and themselves.

Health Coverage Extended For Young Adults

September 21, 2010

College graduates or young adults starting out on their own don't have to worry about not having health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which allows them to remain under their parents policy until the age of 26.

September 1st

Police Vehicles May Become More Eco-Friendly

September 1, 2010

Several West Point police cruisers may soon be powered by propane fuel if the city is awarded the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant through the Mississippi Development Authority-Energy Division.
A special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Selectmen was held Monday night to discuss the grant program, which would allow some city vehicles to be converted to clean burning energy. It was determined that the only city vehicles that qualify for eligibility of the grant was the police department's eight new 2009 Crown Victorias.

August 31st

Three injured in weekend stabbing

August 31, 2010

Three people were injured and one man arrested after a stabbing incident in West Point early Sunday morning.
Edward Cox, 41, of West Point, was arrested and charged with two counts of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault and one county of Aggravated Assault after allegedly stabbing three people – including his son – following a domestic dispute early Sunday morning on Glendale Drive.
At approximately 12:40 a.m. Monday, officers with the West Point Police Department responded to a disturbance call at 611 Glendale Drive, which is located just off Highway 45-A in West Point.

August 25th

County gets assistance with beaver problem

August 25, 2010

Clay County is getting help in controlling beaver and the damage they cause to county roads, bridges and forests, through the Mississippi Beaver Control Assistance Program.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted participation in the program Wednesday at their board meeting. The program focuses on beaver trapping and the removal of beaver dams along county roads and state highways.
President of the Board Floyd McKee said beaver are out of control in the county and something has to be done about it.

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