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McBrayer: It is still going to be a challenge

May 7, 2013

Initial election results on Tuesday night indicate that Keith McBrayer will keep his Ward 4 post, and it is a landslide victory.
With a little over 700 total absentee votes to be counted, McBrayer has already secured 93 percent of the vote in his ward against opponent A.C. House Jr.
McBrayer leads 733-50.
"That's great," McBrayer said from the Civic on Tuesday night after ballots had been counted, noting that this was the largest margin of victory for him to date.

Beverly Jean Morton

May 7, 2013

Beverly Jean Morton age 62, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Robinson: I'm grateful to the city of West Point

May 7, 2013

Harmon "Robbie" Robinson will be West Point's next mayor.
Results are unofficial, but the initial results indicate that Robinson is West Point mayor elect.
Electronic votes tallied show Robinson leading Darlene Cox 2,773 to 303 with just over 700 absentee ballots to be counted.
"First of all, I am so grateful to the city of West Point," Robinson said. "I think that our city is ready to move forward in a positive way."
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., Cox contacted the Daily Times Leader, congratulating Robinson on the win.

"Just getting started": Cox congratulates Robbie Robinson on apparent mayoral victory

May 7, 2013

With the electronic votes counted in the West Point mayoral race, it appears that Harmon "Robbie" Robinson will be the town's next mayor.
Just before 9:30 p.m., Robinson's lone opponent, Darlene Cox spoke with the Daily Times Leader, expressing her congratulations to Robinson on the win.
The first results coming through have Robinson winning with 2,773 votes to Cox's 303.
"I just want to congratulate Robbie," Cox said by phone on Tuesday night. "I am want to work with him."
Cox, who has spearheaded several community projects in the past says that this year is still early.

First Results are in for municipal elections

May 7, 2013

Electronic votes are in for West Point's municipal elections. These do not include the over 700 absentee ballots which are being counted tonight.

Ward One
Linda Hannah 367
Willie Young 149

Ward 2
Willie Binder 261
Homer Cannon 212

Ward 3
Jimmy Clark 272
Charles Collins 203
Ken Poole 211

Ward 4
A. C. House Jr. 50
Keith McBrayer 733

Ward 5
Gary Dedeaux 332
Jasper Pittman 206
Margaret Shelton 97

Mayor's Race
Robbie Robinson 2,773
Darlene Cox 303

Hearing set for Election Commission President

May 7, 2013

Clay County Election Commission President Wendy Fuller is expected to give reasons Thursday why the Clay County Board of Supervisors has not received her re-certification paperwork, which is required to be submitted to the board each year.

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Coker continues to fight the good fight

May 7, 2013

There are few words in the English language that can cause as much horror and dread than the diagnosis of cancer.
It used to be a death sentence. Through research, new treatments are available and some can now continue living their lives cancer-free.

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Dozens turn out to support candidates

May 7, 2013

The weather was certainly cooperating for Tuesday’s municipal elections. Tents and candidates’ supporters lined the street by the Civic where all voting took place. Above, Earnest O’Neal, Chris Jones and William O’Neal hold signs for candidate Jasper Pittman. Photo by Bryan Davis

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