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Navistar Defense in West Point saves lives by making safer military vehicles

In mid-February Navistar Defense, LLC received a $23-million contract for an urgent delivery order from the U.S. Army to retrofit armored cabs onto Navistar medium tactical vehicles (MTVs) currently in use by the Afghan National Security Forces. “Delivery of these orders are scheduled for completion this summer,” said Lauren McFarland, spokesperson for Navistar Defense. Navistar Defense employees will replace the ...

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Analysis: West Point's Turner earned respect across party lines

JACKSON — Current and former Mississippi lawmakers, across party lines, are mourning the death of longtime Democratic Sen. Bennie Turner of West Point, who died Nov. 27. He was 64. Turner, an attorney, was first elected to the Senate in 1992 and took office in January 1993. The most recent configuration of his district included all of Clay County and ...

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Kia adding $1.6 billion investment in Georgia auto plant

By Associated Press Kia Motors sent yet another major signal Wednesday that its fast-paced growth at its mammoth auto assembly plant in West Point, Ga., is here for the long term. The company, along with several agencies in Troup County and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office, said it will be investing $1.6 billion in machinery and other equipment over the ...

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Golden Triangle economic development model could be emulated across state

On Sept. 14, government and economic development officials in the Golden Triangle unveiled a plan for an economic development cooperative they say will become the model of regionalism in Mississippi. The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority will not officially arrive until October 2014. Until then, the Golden Triangle Development LINK (which was known as the Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK) will handle ...

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West Point voters approve additional 1 percent excise tax

Voters in West Point recently approved an additional one percent tax on hotels, motels and restaurants. Combined with the existing one percent excise tax, the two percent total is expected to generate about $400,000 per year in revenue. Half of that revenue will be used to retire bonds issued for West Point’s sportsplex. The other half will be used to ...

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Read September 24 issue of MBJ

>> EASTOVER 2.0 New retail development on track for 2014 opening— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>BANKING Mississippi still atop the list of state’s with most unbanked households by Ted Carter >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Golden Triangle economic development model could be copied across state— by Clay Chandler >> AGRICULTURE Isaac’s toll on Mississippi crops far less than ...

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Cities turning to social media to round up delinquent fines

About a year ago the city of West Point started a pilot program aimed at getting folks with overdue court fines to pay up. The initial phases called for the names of those with delinquent court fines and those with active arrest warrants to appear in the local newspaper, and advanced to the point that a handful of them drawn ...

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Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak wins Health Link Employer of the Year

WEST POINT — Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak was named Health Link Employer of the Year at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. “Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak has been very supportive of Health Link. They promote wellness among their employees and have continued to provide health benefits for their employees year after year,” said Wally Davis, Health Link vice president. Founded ...

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Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha counties explore partnership

Representatives from the three Golden Triangle counties have formed a steering committee to explore the possibility of forming an umbrella organization charged with spurring economic development in the region. The committee held its first meeting last week, representing the first step toward a partnership among entities that have traditionally carried on a governmental and industrial rivalry. Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman, ...

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Columbus organization working to bring projects to West Point, Clay County

Under a deal struck in April, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will pursue large industrial development for West Point and Clay County. The two entities will also split the revenue from resulting industries. Under the terms of the deal, whose concept was hatched when West Point’s economic development chief left town several months ago, the Link would receive 10 percent of ...

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