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WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) – West Point and Clay County residents come together to discuss unity in their community.

Scores of people packed the Growth Alliance conference room Thursday (2-7) .

“Unity in the Community” aims to forge friendships and relationships one neighborhood at a time.

One of the speakers at Thursday night’s gathering feels that improving racial relations in the community is key to economic and educational success.

Leroy Clemons says, ” One of the most important reasons why the community needs to come together across racial line is because it affects the economy. I mean, great schools, you’ve got great schools, you draw business.”

Clemons is the director of community relations for the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at Ole Miss.

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