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April 2nd, 2015

Civitan club discusses future, encourages members to participate

April 2, 2015

By Donna Summerall

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club met Wednesday in the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Bill Ladd brought up Rachel Cannon, the latest Workforce Scholarship recipient. Ladd said Cannon had taken the Work Keys test but had not received notification of passing at this time.
“Mitzi Thompson will let me know when the grades are announced,” Ladd said. “Then we'll know if Rachel needs more assistance from us in becoming ready for a job or if we can help someone else attain certification.”

April 1st

West Point community remembers one of its favorite sons

April 1, 2015


The West Point and Clay County community lost one of its favorite sons when Robert Harrell, Sr. passed away Monday evening.
Harrell, 77, of West Point, died of natural causes about 6 p.m. Monday, and members of the community remembered him fondly.
"Robert had a zest and love for life like no one I've ever known," West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said. "He was fascinated by everything to do with the outdoors, especially when he could share it with his family. West Point and Clay County have lost a dear friend."

SKW to host child abuse parade

April 1, 2015

By Josh Presley

Sally Kate Winters Child Services will host its Child Abuse Prevention Month parade Thursday in downtown West Point.
The children lined up at 9:30 a.m. in front of the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance on Broad Street then went down Commerce Street to Market Street and ending on East Street making a block around Sally Kate Winters Park.

NMMC-West Point to get upgrades over the next few months

April 1, 2015


North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point is preparing for a major facelift, which should modernize the facility and create a more attractive environment for patients.
The updates are part of a plan to be implemented by new NMMC-WP Administrator Barry L. Keel.
Keel said that the the modernizations will be to the interior of the hospital and are in the process of being finalized.

March 31st

MSUCCES offers 'Keep Me Healthy'

March 31, 2015


Natalie Ray, Clay County Extension Agent at the MSU Clay County Extension Service has been approached by people in the community who are interested in learning about nutrition. This led the Clay County Extension Service to offer “Keep Me Healthy” a program to teach good nutritional choices and to encourage people to try new foods.

March 30th

Hannah Garbutt returns for MTWMH

March 30, 2015

By Donna Summerall

Summer will be here soon and in West Point that means the Summer Reading Program at the Bryan Public Library. The library was happy to announce Hannah Garbutt will directing “Music Time with Miss. Hannah” (MTWMH) for a second year.
“We are so happy to have Hannah back with us here at the library,” Priscilla Ivy, reference librarian, said. “The children are looking forward to working with her again. She is a wonderful music teacher, very patient and kind with the children. She is a huge asset to the library.”

March 25th

Barbanel brings 'Christ In The Passover' to WEBC

March 25, 2015

Barbanel brings 'Christ In The Passover' to WEBC

By Donna Summerall

Igor Barbanel of Jews for Jesus is presenting “Christ In The Passover” at 10 a.m. Sunday March 29 at West End Baptist Church (WEBC).
Jesus' Last Supper was in actuality a Jewish Passover. Barbanel will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus' death and resurrection.

March 23rd

City considering new bucket truck

March 23, 2015


The City of West Point is considering a $219,229 bid from Altec, Inc. for the purchase of a new bucket truck for the city's Water and Light Department.
City officials opened a sealed bid from Altec Friday morning — the only bid received — and will present the bid at the next Board of Selectmen meeting on April 14.
Interim Water and Light Superintendent George Hinnant said the new truck would replace an outdated truck in the department's fleet.

Circuit judges hear motions

March 23, 2015


Judges were on hand during the past week at the Clay County Courthouse to hear motions in advance of the upcoming April Circuit Court term.
"The judge will usually come a little before the court term and have a motion day and hear any motions there may be," Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said. "He'll hear probation hearings and occasionally do some sentencing, especially if maybe the attorney won't be there for the regular court term."

March 19th

WPHS works to shed priority status

March 19, 2015


West Point High school was classified as a priority school by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) three years ago, and school officials are working to drop that status after this school year.
According to MDE's website, the lowest performing 5 percent of schools in the state, as well as schools with graduation rates below 60 percent, are classified as priority schools.

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