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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.

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

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

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.  

LINK releases teaser to Prairie Belt Powersite

October 29, 2012

The LINK will unveil the Prairie Belt Powersite on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Civic at 5:30 p.m. Along with the site comes a video a little over two minutes long about our site. Take a look at the 30 second teaser by following the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fp60IRcf1U&feature=youtu.be

October 26th

Oak Hill headed to Playoffs

October 26, 2012

It had to happen exactly how it happened.
Oak Hill Academy (6-5; 2-3) took care of business against Immanuel Christian 20-19.
Leake and Canton both won their games, and that not only secures a winning season for Oak Hill for the first time since 2006, but it puts them in the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Congratulations to Coach Daniel Merchant, the players and the Oak Hill family. This is a truly great accomplishment.
More on this story in Sunday's paper.

West Point Green Wave Win District

October 26, 2012

The West Point Green Wave (8-2; 6-0) defeated the Oxford Chargers (9-1; 5-1) on Friday night to capture the District Championship.
Oxford and West Point exchanged blows early with touchdowns, but the Green Wave pulled away with 35 points in the first half. The final was 35-21.
More on this game tomorrow on the website and extended coverage will appear in Sunday's paper.

October 25th

Severstal tour provides look at finished project

October 25, 2012

Tons of molten metal poured from the ladles inside the Severstal Columbus steel plant on Monday. The liquid that was seen pouring from the giant containers would just two hours later become about eight rolls of metal sheets that will be shipped to firms all around the country.
County and city leaders were treated to seeing the day-to-day process of making steel, but more importantly, they were treated to seeing what a large and operational industrial site looks like.

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