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February 12th

Clay County to run five of the six District 36 candidates

February 12, 2013

The time to qualify to run for the vacant House District 36 seat has passed.
Tuesday was the final day that eligible citizens in the had the opportunity to file qualifying papers, and the day closed with the already half dozen candidates that had filed by late last week.
It is still a healthy group that is running, and Clay County dominates the pack with five of the six candidates.

Public safety law should go into effect in July

February 12, 2013

Mississippi drivers who do not possess liability insurance on their vehicles may have to pay one way or the other starting July 1.
House District 37 Representative Gary Chism said on Monday morning that the Public Safety Verification Enforcement bill that he has supported for years is supposed to go into effect and if so will result in fines for drivers in the state that refuse to comply with purchasing the insurance.
In the event of a car accident, liability covers costs to the victim and that person’s property who is not at fault.

Gas tax proposal likely not to pass into law

February 12, 2013

House District 37 Representative Gary Chism brought a little relief to Mississippi drivers on Monday morning when he told Clay County citizens that a recently proposed gasoline tax hike would likely not pass into law.
“Republicans don’t believe in increasing taxes,” Chism told citizens at West Point’s City Hall. “But there are some Rhinos, Republicans in name only.”
Chism is speaking of Dick Hall, Transportation Commissioner for Mississippi’s Central District and Hall’s proposal of a 10 cent increase on the already existing 18.4 cent tax drivers pay when they fill up their tanks.

James L. Davidson

February 12, 2013

James L. Davidson age 82, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at his home, in West Point.

John W. Herman

February 12, 2013

John W. Herman age 59, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services are Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Grove Pools M.B. Church with the Rev. James Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Pools Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is Monday, February 11, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Marcus R. Sims

February 12, 2013

Marcus R. Sims, age 60, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East, in Memphis, Tenn.
Marcus Randolph Sims was born October 18, 1952, in Bay Springs, to the late Kathryn McMullen and Quitman Reid Sims. Marcus worked with C. C. Clark Land and Wildlife as a manager since 2007. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Marcus R. Sims married Donna Leah DeLoach November 19, 1972, at Siloam.

Walker joins DTL family

February 12, 2013

“These are the times that try men’s souls.....”
These words by Thomas Paine so many years ago continue to echo true to this day. Although we are not today engaged in a fight for our nation’s independence from a foreign power or on the brink of possible military defeat as we were when Paine wrote these words over 200 years ago, we still, nevertheless, today face many obstacles as a nation and as a people that continue to “try our souls.”

Children are not resources

February 12, 2013

“If education is beaten by training, civilization dies.” C. S. Lewis

The fight at the Mississippi state capitol this legislative session has been the battle between the establishment progressive education system and the “education reform” laws that have been touted as the free-market answer to failing school districts.
Behind the political war, there is a greater battle that involves the minds and very souls of the children our lawmakers claim to be fighting for.
This is a war between education and training.

Episcopal church flipping for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 12, 2013

Mardi Gras is in full swing with its parades, beads, floats, king cakes and everything decked in purple and gold. The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is having a pancake supper to celebrate Shrove or Fat Tuesday, February 12, at 6 p.m..

Pack the stands at New Hope: West Point hoops braces for the Trojans

February 12, 2013

West Point will have more than their hands full when they travel over to New Hope High School tonight.
The Green Wave, under the direction of head coach Brad Cox, will have to enter into enemy territory for opening round play of the district 2 5-A tournament. Not only will the gym be unfamiliar, but it is also the home gym of the New Hope Trojans, the Wave’s opening round opponent.

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