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    BY CARL SMITH

    [email protected]

    As consolida-tion committeemembers turntheir attentionto orming a uni-fed school dis-tricts structure

    or students, theate o the coun-tys educationbuilding remains an unsettledissue.

    The county-owned acil ity,built in 2011, houses Oktib-beha County School Districtsadministration. Constructionplans were developed ater thedistricts ormer headquarterswere damaged ater HurricaneKatrina made landall andworked inland in 2005. Workbegan on the 8,000-square-oot, almost-$1.6 million acil-

    ity while the school districtrented ofce in the strip mallthat houses Dirt Cheap.

    Last week, OCSD Con-servator Margie Pulley andStarkville School District Su-perintendent Lewis Hollowaypitched various plans to logis-tically merge the two systems.

    Working ideas include bring-ing high school-age studentsto Starkville High School,upgrading the countys twoelementary schools and con-structing a new campus ormiddle school-age students.

    Also, Mississippi State Uni-

    Weather

    Rayne Phillips

    Sixth grade, Annunciation

    High83 Low64Chance t-storm

    Full forecast on

    page 2A.

    Five Questions

    1 When a CB radio user asks Whatsyour 20? what should you tell him?2 What former frontman of the Jamplayed lead guitar on Oasiss Cham-pagne Supernova?3 Michael Jordan is now a part ownerof what NBA team?

    4 C. S. Lewiss The Screwtape Lettersare written to what junior devil, Screw-tapes nephew?5 Whats pictured in the painting that

    hangs aboveThe Simpsons couch?

    Answers, 8B

    insideClassifeds 7BComics 6B

    Obituaries 5AOpinions 4A

    LocaL FoLks

    Shasta Dodd works at WatersTruck and Tractor in Columbus.

    caLendar

    Toay Lincoln symposium: Eventson the Mississippi State campusinclude 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.free talks at Mitchell MemorialLibrary on Abraham Lincolnsleadership and the 13th Amend-ment, and a 7:30 p.m. discus-sion at McCool Hall by historianFrank Williams about Steven

    Spielbergs movie Lincoln.

    Saturay, Sept. 28 Marker unveiling: As part

    of Mississippis recognition of

    the 150th anniversary of the

    Civil War, the public is invited to

    a Mississippi Historical Marker

    unveiling at 10 a.m. at the cor-

    ner of Highway 12 and LouisvilleStreet (in front of Walgreens)in Starkville, noting Union Gen.Benjamin Griersons raid thatcame through Starkville in 1863.Period music and reenactorswill be on hand afterward at theGreensboro Center.

    Suay, Sept. 29Book signing: Columbusauthor Michael Farris Smith willread from his novel Riversand sign books at the Tennes-see Williams Welcome Center,300 Main St., from 2-4 p.m.Refreshments will be servedat this event presented by theColumbus Cultural HeritageFoundation.

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    Ofcials celebrate start o Yokohama costructioBY NATHAN [email protected]

    WEST POINT Somepeople say Mississippis aclub, Joe Max Higgins saidMonday. Mississippi is aamily, and weve got newamily members in the house today, olks.

    Higgins, the Golden Triangle Development LinkCEO, was reerring to Yokohama Tire Manuactur-ing Mississippi. Company, state and local ofcialsbroke ground on what will be one o the largesttire plants in the country during a ceremony at thePrairie Belt Powersite in Clay County. In abouttwo years, the acility will open its doors or 500

    workers.

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    President of Yokohama Tire Company Hikomitsu Noji shakes hands with Audriana Taylor, a fourth grader at Southside Elementary inWest Point, after she presented him with a magnolia tree to be planted. TOP OF PAGE: President of Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mis-sissippi Tadahuru Yamamoto, Gov. Phil Bryant, President of Yokohama Tire Company Hikomitsu Noji, Consul General of Japan in Nash-ville Motohiko Kato, Link CEO Joe Max Higgins and Sen. Roger Wicker break ground on the new Yokohama plant in Clay County Monday.

    InSIdEOUR VIEW: A niceday or an outdoor wed-ding. Page 4A

    Residents giddy with enthusiasmover arrival of new industryBY SARAH fOwLER

    [email protected]

    The excitement in the air at Yo-kohama Tire Manuacturing Missis-sippis ground-breaking ceremonyin Clay County was almost palpableMonday morning as executives,lawmakers and Clay County residentsgathered on the hundreds o acres oarm land that will soon house a boom-

    ing tire manuacturer.Governor Phil Bryant said West

    Point would one daybe a shining city onthe hill. Yokohamapresident HikomitsuNoji compared themerging o the Japaneseindustry and the Mis-sissippi work orce to amarriage with a happyhoneymoon in the nearuture and a baby the acility

    born 45 months later.See yokohama, 6A See building, 6ASee reactions, 8A

    Cox

    (Were here)

    Holloway

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    Five-Day forecast for the Golden Triangle

    Almanac Data National Weather

    Lake Levels

    River Stages

    Sun and MoonSolunar table

    Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the da

    City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W

    Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, i-ice, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms,r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow

    Yesterday 7 a.m. 24-hr.Lake Capacity yest. change

    The solunar

    period scheduleallows planning days

    so you will be fshingin good territory orhunting in good cover

    during those times.

    Temperature

    Precipitation

    Tombigbee

    Yesterday Flood 7 a.m. 24-hr.River stage yest. change

    Columbus Monday

    High/low ................................... .. 86/56

    Normal high/low ................ ......... 85/60

    Record high .... ........................ 96 (1980)

    Record low .............................. 44 (1974)

    Monday ..................................... ...... 0.00"

    Month to date ........................... ...... 3.67"

    Normal month to date ...................... 2.73"

    Year to date .................................. 49.08"

    Normal year to date ....................... 40.60"

    Wednesday Thursday

    Atlanta 73 63 t 78 62 pc

    Boston 65 54 s 65 55 sChicago 71 56 s 74 56 s

    Dallas 92 67 s 93 70 s

    Honolulu 89 72 pc 88 73 pc

    Jacksonville 80 71 t 84 69 pc

    Memphis 84 66 pc 85 69 pc

    84

    64

    Wednesday

    A morning shower in

    places

    83

    64

    Thursday

    Partly sunny and

    seasonable

    84

    61

    Friday

    Mostly sunny

    84

    59

    Saturday

    Mostly sunny, nice

    and warm

    Aberdeen Dam 188' 163.37' -0.84'

    Stennis Dam 166' 137.01' -0.84'

    Bevill Dam 136' 136.49' +0.17'

    Amory 20' 11.39' -0.46'

    Bigbee 14' 5.18' -0.70'

    Columbus 15' 5.69' +0.24'

    Fulton 20' 9.86' -1.60'

    Tupelo 21' 2.70' -0.30'

    Full

    Oct. 18

    First

    Oct. 11

    New

    Oct. 4

    Last

    Sep. 26

    Sunrise ..... 6:43 a.m.

    Sunset . ..... 6:48 p.m.

    Moonrise . 10:19 p.m.

    Moonset .. 11:43 a.m.

    F

    Major ..... 5:19 a.m.

    Minor ... 11:32 a.m.

    Major ..... 5:44 p.m.

    Minor ... 11:56 p.m.

    Major ... .. 6:10 a.m.

    Minor ... 12:22 p.m.

    Major ... .. 6:34 p.m.

    Minor ......... ........ ----

    WednesdayTuesday

    Wednesday Thursday

    Nashville 77 60 sh 82 62 pc

    Orlando 81 73 r 89 74 pcPhiladelphia 75 56 s 75 56

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