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January 10th

Robert Lee (Rab) Woodard

January 10, 2013

Robert Lee (Rab) Woodard, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at his home in Houston.
Funeral services are Saturday, January 12. 2013, at 2 p.m. at Centerhill M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will follow in the Palestine Church Cemetery in Van Vleet.
The body will lie at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of the service.
Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Community assistance needed in locating 4-wheeler

January 10, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff Department needs your help in locating a 2010 Red/Black Polaris 550 Sportsman 4-Wheeler (Serial Number 4XAZN55A0AA004897) that was stolen from a residence on the morning of Jan. 8 on Old Highway 50 East.
Sheriff Eddie Scott stated that the investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Clay County Sheriff’s Department Investigative Division at 662-494-2896 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

County begins needs assessment

January 10, 2013

A few weeks ago Clay County District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes advised other Clay County supervisors that the county should not wait around for funding before coming up with a project on which those funds could be used. And Thursday, during the Clay County Board of Supervisors’ second meeting of the new year, the message was delivered once again.

House looking into Gibbs resignation reversal

January 10, 2013

On Tuesday, West Point Democrat (House District 36) David Gibbs had a hand-written note delivered to Mississippi House Speaker Phillip Gunn explaining that he was resigning from the state legislature after 19 years of representing Clay, Lowndes and Monroe Counties.
By Wednesday, the legislature, which began a three-month session on Tuesday, was busy researching whether Gibbs' resignation could be rescinded.
According to reports, Gibbs initially resigned due to “poor health” on January 8.

January 9th

Hit and run accident under investigation

January 9, 2013

What if you were driving down the road and all of a sudden someone rammed into your vehicle, sending you flying off the road while they continue driving on like nothing ever happened?
Most people would find themselves in a state of rage after an event like this especially if they were seriously injured and their vehicle was severely damaged.

Comcast given extension to act

January 9, 2013

The city of West Point is giving Comcast only a few more weeks to act on a service contract with the city before the city passes a resolution to remove all of Comcast’s attachments on city-owned utility poles.
Paying only $1.50 per pole is no longer an option and is no longer acceptable to the city, which is now asking Comcast to sign a contract through which Comcast would pay $15 per pole. If Comcast officials don’t act soon the city of West Point is ready to detach all Comcast attachments from city poles and negotiate with other cable and Internet service providers.

Businessman suggests changes to water, light minimums

January 9, 2013

Longtime West Point Businessman Mike Garnett, owner of Mike Garnett Enterprises, expressed his opposition Tuesday to the city of West Point charging the minimum set rates for electricity and water services for properties that only need services for a few days.

Pilot Club holds box supper auction

January 9, 2013

The Pilot Club of West Point met Tuesday night to discuss ad and ticket sales for the upcoming Legends event scheduled for March 2. This years theme is “One Hit Wonders” and the venue is changing from The Civic to the Community Counseling Services Auditorium, formerly the gymnasium on the Mary Holmes College campus. The pilots are hoping for a large turnout from the community for the night of fun, music and entertainment.

Jones: Notes from a gullible skeptic

January 9, 2013

I was born a skeptic. The weather man says it will snow and I scoff because frankly, it typically only snows when there has been no mention of it in the forecast.
The guy from the “Guvment” says he’s here to help and I let out a unladylike hoot, because we all know that’s unlikely.
But on the road to skepticism I’ve had to pass through the valley ofgullibility which materializes when I hear about something healthy that is also fun and tasty.

It’s a lifestyle

January 9, 2013

How can you make 2013 the best year of your life if you are exhausted all of the time? If we are going to start the year strong, we should start by looking at some common energy thieves and figure out ways to lock them up.

1. Rule out health
problems.
Fatigue is a common symptom of many illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, anemia, thyroid disease, and sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor if you feel unusually tired.

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