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May 20th, 2013

Request to halt runoff denied

May 20, 2013

An attempt Monday to stop today’s municipal runoff election was denied by a federal judge, who heard testimony from Ward 5 Selectman Jasper Pittman and other parties involved in a lawsuit Pittman and four other citizens filed Friday.

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Vail arrested in Texas following investigation

May 20, 2013

Felix Vail has been dubbed a “suspected serial killer.”
Three women who were either married to Vail or were closely associated with him have either died or vanished under suspicious circumstances.

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Voting Tuesday at the Civic

May 20, 2013

The battle for West Point’s Ward 3 Selectman post continues today at the Civic.
Polls open at 7 a.m. this morning, and voters from that Ward will vote until 7 p.m. tonight to chose who will fill the seat starting this summer.
Incumbent Charles Collins, Jimmy Clark and Ken Poole began as the three candidates vying for the seat during the May 7 municipal primary.
All three are Democrats.
Poole was eliminated in the initial run, leaving Clark and Collins in a runoff.
Follow tonight’s election at www.dailytimesleader.com or on our Twitter account.

May 18th

BREAKING: Pittman, others challenge election in court

May 18, 2013

Ward 5 Selectman Jasper Pittman has officially filed a motion in court, challenging the May 7, 2013 municipal elections in West Point.
News station WCBI out of Columbus broke the story this evening that Pittman, along with Chiketa Young, Larry Stevenson, Kiara Lane and Annie Cattledge had filed two motions.
The first challenges the May 7, win of West Point business owner Gary Dedeauz over Pittman in the Ward 5 race, alleging that the election was not handled properly.

May 17th

A.C. Hatchett

May 17, 2013

A.C. Hatchett age 89, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Union M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Union M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pittman overcomes adversity

May 17, 2013

Candace Pittman has battled extreme health issues but still continues with her education and her life. She shared some of her courage in adversity with the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club.

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Where do we go from here?

May 17, 2013

So many times we have gone to the polls on election day, and we have checked the name of a man or woman we want to represent us.
Many times, however, we do not think about the impact of that vote.
Whether it is the President of the United States, or a candidate for a local body, we check that name because we believe that person is fit to represent the people as a whole.

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Summerall: I think it’s a lot worse

May 17, 2013

I was still a kid between second and third grade, June 17, 1972. This was when President Richard Millhouse Nixon sent a couple to guys to break into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. I remember the press scrambling to report the cover-up after the infamous “Deep Throat” turned over the information that allowed the prosecution of G.

Raiders take down Baldwyn, Hatley on Thursday

May 17, 2013

Not originally scheduled to participate in the spring game in Baldwyn with Baldwyn High School and Hatley High School, the Oak Hill Raider football team did not let a scheduling change ruin their conclusion to spring practices Thursday evening.

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Election commission appointment postponed

May 17, 2013

Voters of District 4 were hoping to learn Friday who their new election commissioner would be, but the Clay County Board of Supervisors opted to postpone the appointment until a later date.

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