On the eve of breaking ground on their new plant in Clay County, Yokohama Tire Company made another statement of commitment to the Golden Triangle area. The global tire manufacturing giant announced plans to give $250,000 each to Mississippi State University and East Mississippi Community College Sunday.
Something felt wrong. A nagging unrest. A shadow lurking in her mind. She couldn't figure out what it was. It made her worry, though, and stayed all day long. This was a Friday nearly a half-century ago. It was almost fall, before the leaves turn, and she remembers her son had a high school football game that night. She didn't want to go. Whatever unseen ghost was bothering her had not gone away. But she gave in and off they went, a carload of family and friends heading south through Winston County to watch a game.
As Yokohama officials prepare to break ground on a Clay County tire manufacturing plant next Monday, behind-the-scenes work has been taking place to get the project started on the right foot, Golden Triangle Development Link and West Point officials said.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department has arrested two individuals in connection with a home burglary that occurred on Aug. 29 on Mhoon Valley Road in Western Clay County.
In the event that a disaster happens on a school campus, communication between all local agencies is key to helping those at risk get to a place of safety.
State leaders and Yokohoma officials will put shovels to the ground next month to begin constructing the Japanese company's new Clay County plant.
On Thursday afternoon, Richard Ramsey, the executive program director of the Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival, said "the phone calls are still coming in." Where from? "All over Mississippi," he said, and from Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Missouri.
A Moss Point man was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Tuesday for drug-related charges.
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