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April 9th, 2014

City sells delinquent tax notes

April 9, 2014

By Josh Presley

The city of West Point put more than $500,000 in delinquent property taxes on sale Monday at City Hall.
The total amount owed for the delinquent taxes was $546,867, which were initially due at the end of November of last year.
With a total of 934 parcels for sale and West Point City Clerk Delores Doss said 934 parcels of land were up for sale and all but five or six of the parcels were sold to different investors for a total of $425,840.
Doss said the sale began at 9 a.m. and ended at 12:45 p.m.

April 8th

Dorothy Lounez Tate

April 8, 2014

Dorothy Lounez Tate of West Point, MS passed away on Sunday April 6, 2014, at NMMC-West Point at the age of 82. She was born on September 18, 1931, in Chickasaw County to the late Sally Lou Griffin and Elbert Smith. She was a self employed painter and a member of Free Praise & Worship Center.

Mary Lee Green

April 8, 2014

Mary Lee Green, 92, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral Services are set for noon Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home, J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Baptist Grove Cemetary in Prairie, Miss.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Murphy Evans Sr.

April 8, 2014

Murphy Evans Sr., 88, died March 31, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in West Point, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Landon Shelton-Neely Post 212 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1262, West Point, MS 39773.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

GTRA operational despite substantial leak

April 8, 2014


LOWNDES COUNTY — The Golden Triangle Regional Airport had its share of plumbing issues Sunday, as a pipe disconnected amidst thunderstorms and left the terminal soaking wet.
According to Robin McCormick, West Point-Clay County representative on the GTRA Board of Directors, about 8:15 p.m. a drain pipe connected to the roof drain in the terminal “broke free,” causing rain from the roof to dump into the terminal. McCormick said the issue stemmed from a loose clamp that held the pipe in place to the drain.

Youth center grand opening set Thursday

April 8, 2014

By Josh Presley

The grand opening for the Jimmy Bryan 4-H Youth Complex will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Clay County Extension Director B.J. McClenton said the complex, located on Old Starkville Road in West Point, is meant to be a place for area kids to go and learn about the environment and ride horses, and there is also therapeutic riding for physically disabled children.

Supes suspend next four night meetings

April 8, 2014

By Josh Presley

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to suspend the next four night meetings at its meeting on Tuesday. The subject of night meetings was not on the agenda.
The board had previously voted to hold five night meetings during the year for residents who are unable to attend the morning meetings.
Board President Floyd McKee first said the board took no action but later said he abstained from voting.
“The vote was after the executive session had ended and any other actions were supposed to be held until Thursday’s meeting,” McKee said.

April 7th

BREAKING: Supervisors suspend night meeting vote

April 7, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Board of Supervisors elected Monday to suspend a previous vote, which moved four of the county's board meetings — one per month for the next four months — to evening time slots.

The initial purpose of the vote was to allow Clay County residents who work during daylight hours an opportunity to view Supervisors' meetings without being forced to take off work. The meetings are presently held at 9 a.m. the first Monday and Thursday of each month, and were scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month until Monday's vote.

April 5th

SKW honors child abuse awareness

April 5, 2014

By Josh Presley

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and local businesses, homes and cars are sporting blue ribbons in honor of children who have suffered abuse.
Sally Kate Winters Child Services Outreach Coordinator Heather Usry said the theme of this year’s awareness month is “Look, Listen, Respond.”
“We’ve been hanging blue ribbons on businesses and doors to spread awareness and get people asking questions,” Usry said. “Blue was chosen as the color for the ribbons because it represents the bruises that a victim may suffer.”

City swears in new officers

April 5, 2014

By Josh Presley

Three new officers with the West Point Police Department were sworn in Friday at City Hall.
New police officers Tyrone Haslett, Larry Boeke and Eric Johnson were sworn in by West Point City Clerk Delores Doss.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said there were more than 30 applicants for the police officer positions, which were narrowed down to 15 interviews.
“These were the ones we thought were best suited for the job,” Brinkley said. “We were impressed with their attitudes and maturity level.”

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