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Local pleads guilty to escape

January 17, 2014


This past September, two individuals managed to finagle their way out of the Clay County detention center. One of the men, West Point resident Jonathan O’Brien, pleaded guilty to an escape charge along with a grand larceny charge Wednesday after withdrawing his “not guilty” pleas from both.
O’Brien, 21, who has a hefty rap sheet, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott, was originally detained at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department jail for previous charges of grand larceny, burglary of an automobile and larceny of a shed.

McGee talks scams, youth at Civitan Club

January 17, 2014


The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed guest speaker, Sgt. Zate McGee of the West Point Police Department. McGee is the officer who deals with juvenile offenders and the Drug Abuse Awareness Education (D.A.R.E.) program director.
McGee wished to provide the Civitans with pertinent information on scams that had been targeting the community recently.

GA board set to interview hopefuls today

January 17, 2014


Since former West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance (GA) Director Cynthia Wilson’s dismissal last month, the GA board has been on the hunt to fill the position. That goal is coming to fruition.
Advertising for the position ceased on Jan. 10, which simultaneously served as the deadline for resume submissions.
Dwight Dyess, GA board president, said the board had received three resumes by the time the clock struck deadline.

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