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October 24th

Public invited to October 30 MegaSite unveiling

October 24, 2012

WEST POINT, – The LINK is unveiling the region’s newest megasite, the Prairie Belt Powersite. The event will be held Tuesday, October 30, at 5:30 pm at The Civic, 130 6th Street, West Point. This event is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend to support West Point-Clay County’s economic development efforts.
Located in West Point, Mississippi, the Powersite is south of Hazelwood road, approximately three miles east of U.S. Highway 45 Alternate. This site is the first master planned, industrial megasite in Clay County.

October 20th

Clay County on track despite regional contract delay

October 20, 2012

The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority has hit its first bump in the road, but Clay County’s economic development team will not be affected by a delay created at this week’s Starkville City Council meeting.
“Everything in Clay County is on track,” said Joe Max Higgins, CEO of the Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK. Clay County has been in contract with the LINK since the Spring, and Higgins’ team has been working to bring industry into Clay County since then.

October 13th

October Circuit Court term ends

October 13, 2012

The October 2012 term of Clay County Circuit Court concluded Thursday afternoon after several more sentencing orders were entered and after a few more cases were continued to the January 2013 and April 2013 terms of court.
The following pleas and sentences were handed down as of Oct. 9, 2012:

Tutor joins West Point police force

October 13, 2012

Former Lee County Correctional Officer Dustin Tutor of Mantachie joins the West Point Police Department staff as a patrol officer who holds an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and brings along several years of law enforcement experience.

October 3rd

Democratic Congressional candidate makes stop off in West Point in stretch run

October 3, 2012

Brad Morris says that Congress has dropped the ball when it comes to helping the Middle Class and working families of Mississippi and the nation.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Democratic candidate for Congressional District One made a stop-off in West Point to speak with potential constituents about issues and make it known that if elected he intends to reverse many of the policies that he says have stagnated our economy.
“Congress is broken,” Morris said. “This particular congress has dropped the ball, and it has turned its back on Middle Class and working families.”

Fuller: Large turnout expected for November election

October 3, 2012

With just a few days left before voter registration deadline, Clay County District 4 Election Commissioner Wendy Fuller says that there should be a good turnout on November 6.
“We’re expecting an 80 percent turnout,” Fuller, who also serves as county chairperson on the election commission. “We’re getting prepared for it every day.”
Fuller says that two weeks ago, the county was as many as 500 registered voters up from the last major election. She says that number fluctuates from year-to-year due to people moving, but she says she expects that number is growing daily.

Voter registration deadline is Saturday

October 3, 2012

The first in a string of presidential debates is a good indicator that election day is right around the corner.
That also means that there are only a few more days to register to vote and be eligible for the November 6 election. District 4 Election Commissioner and County Chairman Wendy Fuller is encouraging everyone who has not registered to do so as soon as possible.
“The deadline is Saturday, and the courthouse will be open,” Fuller said on Tuesday morning.

October 1st

West Point well represented at Excel by 5 Summit

October 1, 2012

Many experts say that the most important years in a child’s life are from the time of birth until the age of five.
Unfortunately, many children do not receive the nurturing and education they need to prepare them for Kindergarten and life after the age of five. That is why Excel by 5 was launched in 2004.
Excel by 5 is designed to equip communities with the knowledge and resources needed to prepare kids under the age of five for that next big step in life.

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