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December 6th

County faces $15K unexpected expense for special election, runoff

December 6, 2012

The Clay County Board of Supervisors spent a portion of Thursday morning discussing various needs for the upcoming special election, including where the funds will come from to cover the cost of the special election.
This past Tuesday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant informed election commissions in District 16 that a special election will be held Jan. 15, 2013 due to the passing of District 16 Sen. Bennie Turner, and if necessary, a runoff will be held Feb. 5, 2013.

Citizen opposes supervisor pay raise proposal

December 6, 2012

Clay County resident Chad Scott brought forth several reasons Thursday why he thinks county supervisors in Mississippi should not receive a cost of living adjustment, which some county supervisors are requesting from state legislators.
Several Clay County supervisors met last week with the Mississippi Association of Supervisors to discuss asking state lawmakers to grant county supervisors a cost of living adjustment, which supervisors have not received in nearly a decade.

December 5th

Aspiring to excellence

December 5, 2012

Chad Brooks, a student with the Aspire to Excel Program at Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church is proud to be on the Honor Roll. Brooks is a third grade student at South Side Elementary. He was presented a certificate and a Wal-Mart gift card for his hard work. The Aspire to Excel Program is in its fifth year of providing after-school tutoring. Photo by Donna Summerall

White grabs groceries in grocery grab

December 5, 2012

Hosey White’s name was drawn out of the hundreds who bought a chance from the Pilot Club to grab groceries at Sunflower. White took a shopping cart and made a mad dash through the aisles grabbing groceries as fast as he could. Pictured are, (from left) Sunflower Produce Manager Bruce McGee, Sandra Cox, Glenda Colbert, Debra Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Hosey White, Nancy Hall and Linda Taylor. Submitted Photo

Upward Bound holds evaluations

December 5, 2012

Coach Curtis Middleton puts Dalton Wooten through some shooting drills during Upward Bound evaluations at West End Baptist Church on Tuesday night.

Ward’s latest work a compendium of East Mississippi history

December 5, 2012

There is not a piece of Rufus Ward’s 1869 West Point home that is without some historical significance.
Whether it’s the living room rocker that sits below a family portrait which dates back to the U.S. Civil War, a book or a simple mantel piece, every piece that decorates the Ward home has a story to tell.
That is the nature of Ward’s writing as well.

Lady Wave lose to rival Noxubee County 58-51 at home

December 5, 2012

The Lady Wave took on the Noxubee County Tigerettes Tuesday night in West Point. West Point had a poor first half, but a better second half saw the Lady Wave fight back into the game. West Point was never able to close the Noxubee lead past 6 and fell to the Tigerettes 59-51.

CTC Construction program could lead directly to jobs

December 5, 2012

The drills were loud, and the hammers were ringing nails into freshly cut wood on Wednesday morning. The West Point School District Career and Technology Center sounded like a construction site, and in effect it really was.
Students from the CTC’s Construction class were putting together a shelving project that is part of the application stage of the program’s first-year class.

West Point continues winning ways

December 5, 2012

After Friday’s big rivalry win over Starkville, the Green Wave returned to the court to take on Noxubee County. The Wave were in a tight affair, but were able to pull away in the fourth quarter winning the game 73-62.
“I was worried about how we would start the game,” commented Head Coach Brad Cox, “Two big rivals Starkville and Noxubee County in a row; I just did not know how we would come out tonight.”

County a football hotbed

December 5, 2012

Now that all of the high school football state championships have been played and everybody around the state has closed out their 2012 season, I wanted to look back at how well the young men of Clay County faired this past football season. All three Clay County schools (West Point, Oak Hill, and Hebron Christian) combined for a 25-11 record on the season, with two teams making the playoffs. The football teams in Clay County had grit and determination throughout the year. Taking on tough opponents, Clay County usually came away the victors.

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