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May 30th

CCSD to host budget hearing

May 30, 2014


The Clay County School District will host a public hearing for its proposed 2014-15 budget 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Clay County Courthouse.
A proposed ad valorem tax effort will be considered at this meeting. An ad valorem tax is based on the value of real estate or personal property.
CCSD Business Manager Velma Robinson said the school district has a budget hearing every year, per state law, and any citizen of the CCSD will be able to attend. Attendees will be allowed to speak and offer tangible evidence before any vote is taken.

May 28th

Village Post Office comes to Una store

May 28, 2014


UNA — Residents in Una no longer have to make the half hour drive to West Point or Aberdeen for their postal service needs.
Mississippi’s first Village Post Office (VPO), located inside Knox Grocery in Una, opened for business last Thursday.
A VPO is affiliated with USPS, but is operated out of a private business so USPS doesn’t have to pay for a building or workers. The VPO consists a shelf inside the business that offers flat-rate boxes and stamps, as well as a drop off point for customers to mail their packages.

Officers report steady holiday

May 28, 2014


Holidays are always busy times for local and state law enforcement officials, and this year's Memorial Day weekend was no different.
West Point Police Department responded to a number of incidents, including several calls related to domestic violence, simple assault and disturbance of the peace, according to WPPD Chief Tim Brinkley.

May 23rd

Passionate Pursuit to host fishing rodeo

May 23, 2014

By Will Nations

Whether in the woods or the bank of a lake, Scott Hinnant and Allen Flynt have used the outdoors as a platform to build lasting relationships through sharing their faith.

Earnie Morton

May 23, 2014

Earnie Morton, age 91, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church with Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, May 23, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Florida Marcell Choir to celebrate 40th concert Sunday at Mt. Hermon

May 23, 2014

By Donna Summerall

The Florida Marcell Choir first sang together in May 1976. The organizer and first president of the choir, Jeanette Harrison named the choir in memory of dedicated mothers of the Mt. Hermon M.B. Church Florida Robins and Marcella Chandler. The choir is performing its 40th concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church in West Point.

ARC partners with TK Martin Center

May 23, 2014


The ARC of Clay County has been providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental delays locally since 1972. Now, the organization is partnering with the T.K. Martin Center in Starkville to provide a new service to local children through the center’s Project IMPACT initiative.

City set to host Memorial Day event May 30

May 23, 2014


West Point will host a Memorial Day recognition program at noon May 30 upstairs at City Hall.
The program will be held on Friday instead of Monday in observance of the traditional Memorial Day May 30 date, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday to create a convenient three-day weekend.

Police investigate shots fired

May 23, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are looking into incidents of shots fired at Town Creek Apartments.
Local E911 dispatchers began receiving calls about 10 p.m. Wednesday alleging gunfire in the complex on West Half Mile Road. WPPD officers were dispatched to the scene about 10:40 p.m. near the A and B buildings of the complex in response to another alleged disturbance and gunfire. Dispatchers reportedly told emergency personnel the disturbance centered around a gray pickup truck and a white SUV.

May 22nd

Mattie Pearl Deans Davis

May 22, 2014

“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2.
Mattie Pearl Deans Davis, age 90, of West Point, passed away from this earthly life Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. her hour of departure.; she was touched by angels to begin her journey.
Sister Mattie Pearl Deanes Davis was born Jan. 19 1924, in Palo Alto, to the late Mommodore Deans and Margerie Shannon. She was affectionately known as “Pap,” “Gertrude,” “Big Momma,” “Mrs. Davis,” “Auntie” and “Mama.”

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