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Dewayne Jefferson comes full circle

February 20, 2013

Google search “Dewayne Jefferson”, and click the first link that you see on the list of sources containing the name. It should lead you to a Wikipedia profile which shows a short, brief paragraph about an American professional basketball player.
A West Point, Mississippi native Jefferson is well traveled. And even though the Wikipedia page does not fill in the blanks, I want to make those blanks disappear and fill them in with his story.
So you may be asking, who is Dewayne Jefferson?

Clay County Gridiron available through mail

February 20, 2013

For a $3 charge, you can acquire the Clay County Gridiron Review through the mail. This covers the price of the magazine and postage. Save that trip to town, and still receive the Dally Times Leader’s first football magazine. Above, Sports Editor Will Nations stands with a copy of the review. Photo by Bryan Davis

Still time to sign up for “Bridges out of Poverty” class

February 20, 2013

There will be a very important community training seminar in Starkville one week from today.
Attendance from West Point’s community leaders could lead to a significant impact on poverty and the town’s economy.
“Bridges out of Poverty” is an organization that has taught communities that benefits and effectiveness of empowering those in poverty rather than just writing checks to different charities.
Lynn Phillips-Gaines spoke to the West Point Rotary Club last week about the “Bridges” program and the impact it has had on Starkville.

Davis speaks during Clergy Week

February 20, 2013

Jeanette Unger was in charge of the Wednesday’s program at the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club. February is Clergy Month for the Civitan Clubs. She presented Rev. Steve Davis, pastor of 1st Presbyterian Church FPC., and his wife Sharon.
“I had a completely different idea of what to talk about when I got here today but the Civitan Creed made me rethink what I wanted to say,” explained Davis. “Sometimes we just need to be willing to go in the direction we are led. You are one of the few groups who I feel truly are led by the idea of Christian love and service.”

Mmm, cooooookies! Girl Scout cookies are here

February 20, 2013

The Girl Scouts of Heart of the South have received their cookies and are ready to deliver to those who placed their orders. Samantha White’s Brownie Troop No. 23156, sold 1,059 boxes of cookies during the 2013 campaign. The Girl Scouts will be at the West Point Walmart Supercenter, Saturday, February 23, with cookies for sale in case anyone didn’t get the opportunity to pre-order their cookies. Pictured are, Donna Reed, Brownie leader Samantha White and Larry Stafford are loading the cookies on a trailer to take them to the Brownies for distribution. Photo by Donna Summerall

Local Navistar to benefit from Army contract

February 20, 2013

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar Defense, LLC, already a key supplier to the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP), has received an urgent delivery order from the U.S. Army (TACOM LCMC) to retrofit 205 armored cabs onto Navistar Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) currently designated for service with the Afghan National Security Forces.

Election Analysis: District 36 likely to see session end without a vote

February 20, 2013

As the March 12 Special Election to fill the empty seat for District 36 approaches, the odds are not with constituents of that district having a vote during the current legislative session.
When the late David Gibbs passed away in early January, that all but sealed the absence of representation during the current session.

Alleged habitual offender wants judgement tossed

February 20, 2013

It was last April when 26-year-old Amonty Young of West Point was sentenced as a habitual offender to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charge of uttering forgery. Now Young is petitioning Clay County Circuit Court to toss out the judgement on several bases, including an alleged violation by the grand jury of Clay County.

Stolen 4-wheeler incident under investigation

February 20, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff Department needs your help in locating a 2007 Polaris 700 4-wheeler stolen from a barn located on Highway 45 North Alt., West Point, MS.

The theft occurred on February 16, 2013 or the early morning hours of February 17, 2013. The 4-wheeler is black and gray in color with a winch on front with the serial number 4XAMH68A17A967061.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or the Clay County Sheriff Department at 662-494-2896.

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