On June 8, Rod Bobo became the first Black mayor in the city of West’s Point’s 163-year history.
On April 6, Rod Bobo stayed at the Clay County Civic Center until well after midnight, waiting for the results of the West Point Democratic Primary, a race he eventually won by 101 votes over Cole Bryan.
Candidates in the West Point mayor’s race are pouring thousands of their own money into their campaigns, according to finance reports filed last week with the city clerk’s office.
U.S. Army veteran Jeff Donald spent years in Europe, where every year, citizens held ceremonies and placed flowers on the graves at American cemeteries honoring those who died in the world wars.
Two years ago, when John Almond was first starting the nonprofit Dream Center Golden Triangle to meet the needs of Columbus’ most impoverished people, he found a young mother and her two children who were sleeping on the linoleum floor of their home.
In March and April 2020, when COVID-19 was shutting down cities, business and stifling in-person interaction, the Golden Triangle Development LINK was in the early stages of making a deal with Origis Energy to build a solar farm in Clay County.
Christi Dubois barely got to meet her husband.
Ushered aboard a train car at the Durant Central Illinois Railroad Depot, Dubois took a seat. Next to her was a man she’d never met. He, Dubois was informed, was her husband.