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July 17th, 2013

McClure sentenced for manslaughter

July 17, 2013

Walter Raymond McClure had very few words to say to the court after confessing Wednesday to shooting and killing his son, Michael Shane, back in June of 2011.

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July 16th

Local KFC closes its doors

July 16, 2013

KFC Spokesman Rick Maynard confirmed Tuesday that KFC of West Point is closing its doors.

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No one injured as city truck catches fire

July 16, 2013

A city of West Point meter reader is OK today after the city truck he was driving caught fire Tuesday at a residence on Waverly Road. West Point firemen rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire, which destroyed the front half of the truck. Battalion Chief Ronnie Robinson said the meter reader noticed smoke coming from the truck, stopped and notified 911. Robinson said the exact cause of the fire could not be determined due to the extent of damage, though the fire is believed to have started underneath the hood of the truck. The truck had been used by the city for nearly 30 years.

Warrant issued for Thompson’s arrest

July 16, 2013

A bench warrant was issued Tuesday for the immediate arrest of Roderick Thompson, who failed to appear in Clay County Circuit Court.

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July 15th

Clay EDD created

July 15, 2013

The Yokohama Tire project that will bring between 500 and 2,000 jobs to Clay County is one of the biggest industrial deals landed in the state over the last five years.

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Higgins gives update on ‘monster’ Yokohama project

July 15, 2013

The Yokohama Tire industrial project is right on track.
With the company’s first phase set to be completed by 2015, it’s now time for the county’s new economic development district and local economic developers to make sure that nothing is overlooked in the details.

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July 12th

Judge Finds "Open Carry" Bill Unconstitutional

July 12, 2013

Hinds County Judge Winston L. Kidd ruled Friday that House Bill 2, which deals with openly carrying weapons, is unconstitutional and would pose great harm to the law enforcement community and the public.
According to Kidd's order granting injunctive relief, no case law exists giving a person an absolute right to openly carry a weapon. Kidd says the language in the Second Amendment, “to keep and bear arms” does not mean a person is allowed to walk the streets, under any circumstances, carrying guns.

Murder Case To Be Heard Monday

July 12, 2013

A West Point man accused of taking the life of Lawrence Tracy Maxwell is expected to stand trial Monday for the charge of murder in Clay County Circuit Court.

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Fluoride Concern Arises Again

July 12, 2013

The fight to take fluoride out of West Point's water supply is still ongoing, and members of the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen listened tentatively Tuesday to the issue concerning fluoride.
West Point residents Chad Scott and Vaughn Blaylock appeared before the board, stating their case that the use of fluoride in the city's drinking water is harming the community's health.

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Yokohama announces selection of design firm

July 12, 2013

FULLERTON, CA (July 11, 2013) – A little over two months ago, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced its plan to build a new commercial tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Mississippi. Thursday, the company made public its selection of Kajima Associates/Architects & Engineers, PC (KA/AEPC) of Atlanta, Georgia to design the first phase of the project – a 931,000-square-foot factory that will include production, warehousing and operations facilities.

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