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Small business Saturday to promote local shopping

November 20, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Small, local businesses are vital to fueling and promoting local economic development and certainty. American Express (AE), since 2010, has coined the Saturday following Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday (SBS), which serves to advertise and promote local businesses. And on Nov. 30 this year, the goal is to have as many individuals “shop small” in their communities.
The opportunity to emphasize self-sufficiency, said Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), simply could not go untapped.

City gears up for Christmas parade

November 20, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The city of West Point is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year: the annual Christmas parade. This year’s event is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in downtown West Point. However, the parade isn’t the only activity residents will have to look forward to that day.
Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten students in Clay County are soon to be busy making ornaments for the city’s Christmas tree, and that morning they will gather in Sally Kate Winters Park to help hang them from its branches.

County preps for road work

November 20, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

District 5 Clay County residents can expect to see construction workers conducting a resurfacing project in the near future.
According to a notice provided by the Clay County Board of Supervisors, the deadline for bidding on the revamping is anticipated to cease 9 a.m. Dec. 19. Following the declaration of a lowest bidder, the work will commence.
District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said he wanted to resurface both Pine Bluff Road and the northern portion of Colony Road, each of which have long since been in need of some level of reparation.

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