March 7th, 2013
A few weeks back, we discussed how thousands of jobs, mostly those in the areas of defense and military, would be cut as of March 1 if no deal was reached to avoid the cuts.
Last Friday, these cuts went into effect and were signed into law by our President. Nearly $1.2 trillion dollars of cuts----over 750,000 jobs----all cut over night. Not only were defense employees, budgets, and the military cut back, but so also were thousands of dollars in grant programs, which will affect many of our colleges and universities across the nation.
The Green Wave are coming off of a 7-6 win over rival Starkville Tuesday night. Senior Freddie Reed hit a RBI single giving West Point the lead in the bottom of the sixth, and Tony Reese finished off the game on the mound to secure the victory. The Wave currently hold a 3-1 record on the season and hope to better their record against Columbus this evening.
To Southerners the love of guns, hunting and God are three things that are inseparable.
Itâ€™s inevitable. Most adults will one day have to make some tough but wise decisions about the care their parents will receive as their parent progresses into a more mature, elderly age.
Elder-Choice is now offering seniors and families of elderly people free advise and support on their options as they age and the healthcare system.
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Clay County Property Appraiser Mike Sanders now has the authority by the Clay County Board of Supervisors to inspect mobile homes in the county to ensure the homes are on the county's mobile home roll.
This is also an effort by the board to collect mobile home taxes and garbage fees from mobile homes, which are not on the rolls.
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Highway 47 in Clay County may very soon be named after one of West Point's legendary football stars, All-State, All- American former NFL player Tom Goode.
This Tuesday a Senate Bill, which would designate Highway 47 as the Tom Goode Highway, passed the Mississippi House of Representatives and will soon be sent to Governor Phil Bryan for his signature.
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Sometime in 1994, Ossie Doss Jr. picked up the phone at his Nashville home and heard the voice of his brother James Otis Doss on the other end.
That was the last anyone in the Doss family has heard from the former Green Wave and Mississippi State
A Minimum wage increase â€“ as announced in his State of the Union two weeks ago, our President believes that an increase in the minimum wage, from the current $7.25 an hour, to a whopping $9.00 an hour, will make everything better in our world.
West Point Mayoral candidate Robbie Robinson hosted a grand opening for his campaign headquarters located on East Main Street Monday night. Above, Robinson speaks with Kyle Chandler III and Steve McKinney at the headquarters on Monday. Photo by Bryan Davis
The West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter has nine of these adorable, five week old puppies ready for adoption. Come by the WPCCAS Tuesday â€“ Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - noon or call 524-4430.