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November 6th, 2014
By Donna Summerall
Northside Christian Church is hosting its annual Harvest Festival at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mary Holmes College Auditorium in West Point. Northside Christian Church has sponsored the festival for more than 10 years, according to Dorothy Ryland, coordinator for the event.
BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON â€” Mississippi voters on Tuesday re-elected Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and all four incumbent congressmen.
Cochran, 76, said he intends to serve the entire six-year term. With Republicans taking over the Senate, he could become a committee chairman. He is a former Appropriations chairman, and has steered billions of dollars to the state for hurricane recovery, university research and other projects.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The dust has settled from the November general election, and Clay County voters cast their ballots in several statewide and local elections Tuesday.
Local voters had the opportunity to elect two members to the new West Point Consolidated School District Board. The State of Mississippi passed legislation to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts in 2013.
BY MARY GARRISON
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and West Point businesses are more than ready.
West Point's annual Christmas open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, and West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said the open house would feature plenty of old favorites, as well as a few new surprises.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) will host an employment informational session from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Civic in West Point.
Representatives from Yokohama will be on hand to discuss the companyâ€™s recruitment process, as well as training and application requirements. YTMM President Tadaharu Yamamoto will also provide the community with information about the companyâ€™s progress in Clay County.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
One of the most important aspects of emergency management, as well as fire and rescue, is preparedness. In the spirit of preparedness, the West Point Fire Department undergoes a variety of training exercises throughout the year, and this month firefighters have focused on rope-rescue training.
Clay County Emergency Management Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard said rope rescue is a subset of technical rescues that involve the use of ropes, mechanical advantages and other specialized equipment to reach victims and safely recover them.
The November general election has come and gone, and the votes are in. The election saw voters cast their ballots in several state-wide and local elections.
In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) secured his seat for another term with 58.74 percent of the statewide vote to Travis Childersâ€™ (D-Booneville) 38.97 percent. Despite losing the state, Childers won Clay County with 56.13 percent of the vote to Cochranâ€™s 42.82 percent.
Bloomberg â€” Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."
JACKSON â€” The Mississippi secretary of state's office reported few problems with voting around the state by late morning.
The agency says it has received about 145 calls, mostly regarding minor issues with voting machines and general election questions.
Mechanical problems with some election-related technology were reported in Harrison, Hinds and Washington counties, but officials say votes are being counted.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the election is running smoothly.
Polls close at 7 p.m.
A local candidate for circuit court judge owes the Internal Revenue Service more than half a million dollars, according to Lowndes County Chancery Court documents.
Monique Brooks-Montgomery, originally from Columbus and now of West Point, is on the ballot for Circuit Court Judge District 16 Place 3. District 16 covers Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties. Montgomery is running against incumbent Lee Coleman, who is serving his first term.