October 22nd, 2013
Clay County has been awarded funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Clay County has been chosen to receive $14,004 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Clay County.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
In three months time, expect to see a freshly constructed District 5 voting precinct in place of the decrepit building on Brame Avenue.
The aforementioned building that occupies the soon-to-be-renovated space has long since lost its aesthetic value since abandonment, but certainly once served a purpose. On one side rests the remnants of the old Trailway Bus Station; on the other side an old convenience store.
In its current condition, the building has, essentially, become little more than an eyesore to passers-by.
BY MARY GARRISON
The Yokohama Tire Company manufacturing plant project brings a number of new things to the community, not the least of which is an increase in interest for new business, according to West Point Planning Commission Chairman Pete Oâ€™Shea.
CANTON â€“ Canton Academy's Lafayette Wales was a man on a mission.
The senior running back rushed for 238 yards on 24 carries and tallied five touchdowns as the Canton Panthers (6-3; 2-2 District 2-AA) shellacked Oak Hill 49-14 in a MAIS District 2-AA game on the campus of Canton Academy.
Averaging nine yards a carry, Wales was a nuisance for the Oak Hill defense that last week held a highly ranked Indianola Academy rushing attack in check. Canton gained 391 yards on the ground in total.
MACON â€” Hebron Christian senior Justin Gordon returned the opening kick off 95 yards to open the scoring flood gates for a strong district rout.
The Hebron Eagles (5-3; 3-0 District 7-A) secured their third shut out of the 2013 season and their highest point total against Central Academy with a 50-0 victory in a MAIS District 7-A eight-man contest Friday on the campus of Central Academy in Macon.
By Will Nations
West Point junior place kicker Omar Lemus only needed one chance to successfully convert a field goal.
In his first high school career field goal attempt, Lemus was perfect from the right hash line as he booted a strong, high 25-yard field goal with 7:52 left in the game to cap a West Point 24-point second-half rally as the Green Wave celebrated its second consecutive District 1-5A win over Lake Cormorant, 24-21, at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
By Donna Summerall
Caroline Pugh of Tupelo, who recently published her first novel, is the speaker for Luncheon with Books at noon Nov. 7 in the Bryan Public Library. She is a native of Aberdeen and a 1986 graduate of Oak Hill Academy.
"We are always happy to have first-time authors at Luncheon with Books," said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. "Everyone has to build their career, and we enjoy being a stepping stone for Mississippi writers. The fact that she went to school here in West Point makes it very exciting."
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The West Point Police Department is undergoing investigations regarding a recent string of thefts.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Over the course of three days, the Clay County presented 121 felony cases to the grand jury for consideration. Some 66 cases were submitted by the West Point Police Department.
Out of those 121 cases, Police Chief Tim Brinkley said 102 cases were "true billed," something Brinkley said he considered a great outcome.
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At about 10 p.m. Thursday, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Griffin Street in reference to a man attempting to break into an occupied dwelling. 911 dispatchers initially reported to officers the man had a gun. Upon arrival officers discovered a man, later identified as 34 year old Silvio Prater, outside of the residence and immediately detained him for questioning. According to WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reports that Prater possessed a firearm were later deemed untrue.