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10 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Unemployment up in 3 Coast counties

Unemployment rose in the three Coast counties in June, something that historically occurs from May to June as the full impact of students entering the labor force occurs, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Related Topix: Rankin County, MS

23 hrs ago | Daily Times Leader

Tax holiday begins Friday

Mississippi has been enjoying a tax break on clothing and shoes the last weekend in July since 2008.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Times Leader

2 arrested in fundraiser scam

Two men were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged unlicensed door-to-door solicitation.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times Post

Young farmers' plight: State regulations hinder sustainable chicken farm's sales

The chickens are inside a moveable electric fencing, which allows the farmers to move the chickens along behind High Hopes Farm's grass-fed beef.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Agriculture, Science, West Point, MS

Commercial Dispatch

County to address LINK, Communiversity requests today

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to sign a new agreement for economic development services with the Golden Triangle Development LINK Monday, thereby continuing a two-year relationship with the organization and opening the door for potential city and county bond issuances for a new industrial park and funding pledges for a tri-county ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oktibbeha County, MS, Starkville, MS, West Point, MS, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lowndes County, MS

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Tax numbers in West Point signal bright future

Altogether, the city received $128,098 more in sales tax revenue from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for the last fiscal year than it did for the previous.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Daily Times Leader

House fire kills two in Clay County

Two adults were killed in a late night house fire in Clay County Thursday. About 11 p.m. volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire on Dr. Sears Road, just north of West Point.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Daily Times Leader

Local woman pleads guilty to PTA forgery

Jennifer Hamby, of West Point, pleaded guilty to forgery, fraudulent use of ID and false pretense Jan. 13, and Judge James Kitchens accepted her plea during the Clay County Circuit Court session Wednesday.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Supes agree to provide $10M for Communiversity

Lowndes County supervisors have agreed to a new three-year contract with the Golden Triangle Development LINK to represent the county's industrial development interests.

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Related Topix: Lowndes County, MS, Columbus, MS

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Daily Times Leader

Circuit court begins today

The Clay County Circuit Court term for July begins Monday, and judges will see more than 120 cases during the two-week session.

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Daily Times Leader

Music Time program draws new crowd

Hannah Garbutt has a passion to share her love of music with children. During her three years of employment with the Bryan Public Library in West Point, she had an idea to teach a music class.

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Related Topix: Libraries, West Point, MS, Family, Kids

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Clay Co. commits to Communiversity

Clay County supervisors unanimously approved an inter-local agreement with East Mississippi Community College to set aside money for a new workforce training facility.

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Related Topix: January, Lowndes County, MS, Oktibbeha County, MS, West Point, MS, Columbus, MS

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Daily Times Leader

County approves new LINK deal

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a new services agreement with Golden Triangle Development LINK at its meeting Thursday in West Point.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Marshals nab man wanted for armed robbery

A West Point man was detained and brought back to the Golden Triangle this week to face an armed robbery warrant stemming from a May 15 burglary in the Reed Place subdivision, Starkville Police Department announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS, Starkville, MS

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

West Point selectmen renew agreement with county, LINK

West Point selectmen voted unanimously to renew the city's agreement with Clay County and the Golden Triangle Development LINK for three more years.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Daily Times Leader

Supervisors review tax assessments

The Clay County Board of Supervisors reviewed the county's real and personal property tax rolls for 2014 at its meeting Monday.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi mom accused of giving 2-month-old baby fatal dose of cough syrup

A Clay County judge has denied bond for a 24-year-old woman accused of giving her baby a fatal dose of cough syrup.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Daily Times Leader

Trial date set in capital murder case

A West Point woman will face trial in September on a capital murder charge. The trial date for Brittania Smith, of 904 Hillside Park in West Point, was set at a bond hearing Wednesday at the Clay County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Daily Times Leader

Region hosts July 4 festivities

For most Americans, July 4 means family celebrations, barbecues, music, the rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air.

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Related Topix: West Point, MS, Starkville, MS

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Lowndes jobless rate continues to fall

There were 4,100 more jobs across the state last month than there were in April and 15,300 more than in May 2013, according to figures released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Related Topix: Noxubee County, MS, Issaquena County, MS, Oktibbeha County, MS

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