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August 22nd

‘A long journey’ - Filming on 'OzLand' set to being in Kansas next week

August 22, 2013

The town of Minneola, Kansas is not too unlike West Point.

It was the differences in landscape and architecture which led hometown filmmaker Michael Williams to the midwestern town this summer.

Williams and his film crew were scouting for a location to film his first feature-length movie, “OzLand.”

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PSC promotes small business start incentives

August 22, 2013

Some 90 percent of small businesses fail within the first year of operation. The Mississippi Public Service Commission is working to help shave that number down through a small business incentive program which partners with energy providers to offer discounts on deposits and utility bills.

Longmire addresses Civitan membership

August 22, 2013

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club hosted John Longmire area director Mississippi North District Civitans.

Longmire is no stranger to the West Point club, he has visited many times previously and is always warmly welcomed.

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August 21st

Local housing market down some, still stable

August 21, 2013

While residential construction nationwide has increased during the last year, and even in the last month — up 5.9 percent in July — West Point and Clay County haven’t necessarily followed the same trend.

Ben Perry Green, senior vice president for the lending division of Renasant Bank in West Point, said new residential construction lending at his establishment was steady but “certainly not booming.”

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WPCCAS combating population problem

August 21, 2013

Beginning its third year of operation, the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter has made an enormous impact on the number of unwanted dogs and cats being euthanized. As one of only two “No-Kill” shelters in Northeast Mississippi, the WPCCAS offers a haven for unwanted animals until they can be adopted.

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Broad Street train tracks to undergo lengthy renovation

August 21, 2013

Residents of West Point might experience a smoother ride the next time they travel over the train tracks on Broad Street.

The Kansas City-Southern railroad crossing is being renovated to fix the rails and crossties of the track, according to Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.

Permanent fixtures will be introduced within the next four to six months, but temporary fixtures will suffice for right now, he said.

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Annual rodeo wrangles money for WPJA

August 21, 2013

The Junior Auxiliary of West Point’s annual rodeo benefit has come and gone, but not before giving back to the community. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the West Point Fire Department presented the Junior Auxiliary with a check for $4,500 from this year’s event.

The benefit, which is sponsored by Junior Auxiliary, the fire department and Lummus Rodeo Productions, brings people and families to the West Point area for fun and entertainment.

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August 20th

Residents propose ‘Bark Park’ for pets

August 20, 2013

Dog lovers in West Point could have something new to look forward to in the form of a new dog park if a group of residents have their way. West Point resident Sherry Jeffcoat said she had recently circulated a petition with about 100 signatures and growing to show community support for a “Bark Park” similar to those found in Starkville, Columbus and Tupelo. It’s an amenity she said was sorely needed in West Point.

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Daily Times Leader welcomes new staff

August 20, 2013

There have been big changes at the Daily Times Leader this month.

The five-day daily has welcomed new Managing Editor Mary Garrison to lead the newspaper staff, which added Kate Moser as its general assignment reporter on Monday.

“I'm excited about the potential of both Daily Times Leader and the West Point community,” Garrison said. “I'm looking forward to getting to know this community and becoming a part of it, as well.”

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August 19th

Community bids farewell to local civil rights legend

August 19, 2013

West Point wsa forced to say goodbye to one its most prominent citizens, John Jackson.

Jackson, 90, died Tuesday at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. Services were held Friday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in West Point.

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