March 6th, 2013
A Minimum wage increase â€“ as announced in his State of the Union two weeks ago, our President believes that an increase in the minimum wage, from the current $7.25 an hour, to a whopping $9.00 an hour, will make everything better in our world.
West Point Mayoral candidate Robbie Robinson hosted a grand opening for his campaign headquarters located on East Main Street Monday night. Above, Robinson speaks with Kyle Chandler III and Steve McKinney at the headquarters on Monday. Photo by Bryan Davis
The West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter has nine of these adorable, five week old puppies ready for adoption. Come by the WPCCAS Tuesday â€“ Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - noon or call 524-4430.
The Eagles now improve to 2-1 on the season after the win Monday night and the victory over Vardaman Friday night. Hebron is currently on a two-game winning streak. The Eagles now turn their attention to district play Tuesday and Thursday. Hebron traveled to Central Academy on Tuesday and will play host to Winona Christian tomorrow afternoon.
Oak Hill now looks into conference play as the Raiders will start their two-game series with Leake Academy. The Raiders took on the Rebels Tuesday afternoon and will travel to Madden on Thursday for the final game of the conference series.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chancery Clerk Amy Berry updated the board on the countyâ€™s delinquent solid waste issue.
The $2,000 delinquent garbage bill the board discussed last week is part of the 24 percent of properties that were traceable, and the property owner responsible for this fee is also facing a lien.
West Point's Community Counseling Services is offering its clients, as well as alcohol and drug rehabilitation clients, an opportunity to step into today's job market through its Supported Employment Program.
For more on this story, pick up Wednesday's print version of the Daily Times Leader.
Bennie Jones II takes the oath of office as city judge on Monday morning at the Municipal Court Room in West Point. Holding his personal Bible is his wife Anna Jones, and standing beside him is his son, Bennie Jones III. Administering the oath is West Point Mayor Scott Ross. Photo by Bryan Davis
With the win over West Lowndes and the loss to Calhoun City the Lady Wave are now carry a 1-4 record on the season. The Lady Wave will get back on the diamond this coming Tuesday in Ackerman against the Lady Indians. First pitch will be at 6:30 for varsity.
After a 4-0 win over the Lafayette County Commodores last Thursday, the Diamond Wave will now turn their attention to arch-rival Starkville High School.
Along with the win over Lafayette in the Potontoc tournament, West Point has recorded a victory over Ripley 5-2 and fell on a walk-off hit to New Albany 5-4. The Wave currently sit with a 2-1 record on the season.
Starkville will enter the contest with six games under their belt. The Yellow Jackets currently are holding a 4-2 recorded with wins over Leake Central, Greenville-Weston, Louisville, and Ethel.