Archive - 2014
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The dust has settled from the November general election, and Clay County voters cast their ballots in several statewide and local elections Tuesday.
Local voters had the opportunity to elect two members to the new West Point Consolidated School District Board. The State of Mississippi passed legislation to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts in 2013.
Robert L. âBobâ Reese Sr., age 77, of Orange Beach, Ala. and formerly of West Point, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at his home in Orange Beach, Ala.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BY WILL NATIONS
A senior-laden team can be a blessing and a curse.
The West Point Green Wave is learning about this double-edged sword as a new basketball season is quickly approaching.
Last seasonâs starting five, which had played together for two years, had a strong run through the regular season and the postseason. Juan Davis, Tre Williams, Demarius Calvert, A.J. Jones and Diquan Ewing became household names throughout the city and Golden Triangle.
BY MARY GARRISON
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and West Point businesses are more than ready.
West Point's annual Christmas open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, and West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said the open house would feature plenty of old favorites, as well as a few new surprises.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) will host an employment informational session from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Civic in West Point.
Representatives from Yokohama will be on hand to discuss the companyâs recruitment process, as well as training and application requirements. YTMM President Tadaharu Yamamoto will also provide the community with information about the companyâs progress in Clay County.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
One of the most important aspects of emergency management, as well as fire and rescue, is preparedness. In the spirit of preparedness, the West Point Fire Department undergoes a variety of training exercises throughout the year, and this month firefighters have focused on rope-rescue training.
Clay County Emergency Management Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard said rope rescue is a subset of technical rescues that involve the use of ropes, mechanical advantages and other specialized equipment to reach victims and safely recover them.
The November general election has come and gone, and the votes are in. The election saw voters cast their ballots in several state-wide and local elections.
In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) secured his seat for another term with 58.74 percent of the statewide vote to Travis Childersâ (D-Booneville) 38.97 percent. Despite losing the state, Childers won Clay County with 56.13 percent of the vote to Cochranâs 42.82 percent.
Bloomberg â Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."
JACKSON â The Mississippi secretary of state's office reported few problems with voting around the state by late morning.
The agency says it has received about 145 calls, mostly regarding minor issues with voting machines and general election questions.
Mechanical problems with some election-related technology were reported in Harrison, Hinds and Washington counties, but officials say votes are being counted.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the election is running smoothly.
Polls close at 7 p.m.
Pro Football Weekend Recap
28 New Orleans (4-4) @
10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.
17 Tampa Bay (1-7)