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Yokohama Tire Corporation announces selection of design firm for new commercial tire plant in West Point

FULLERTON, California – 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. Today, the company has 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 ...

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West Point lawyer, wife, mother stays busy and loves it

Law is the right career for Michelle D. Easterling. The West Point partner in the firm of Edwards, Storey, Marshall, Helveston & Easterling chose the legal profession while growing up in Pearlington and can’t imagine doing anything else. “What I’m doing now truly satisfies me,” she said. “I chose a career in law for several reasons.” Easterling elaborates on those ...

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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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