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October 29th

Two killed in Highway 50 collision

October 29, 2011

A three-vehicle crash that occurred just after 8 a.m. on Friday morning claimed two lives, including one West Point man.
David Malone, 63, who was driving a 1997 GMC truck, and Keona Fields, 25, who was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, were both killed after a head-on collision that occurred just east of the river bridge.
According the officials with the Miss. Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just east of the Tenn-Tom Waterway bridge, yards away from the Clay County line of the Lowndes County side of the river.

October 5th

West Point wishes troops well as 223rd departs

October 5, 2011

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Hundreds of American flags waved in the early morning sun, and police sirens blared announcing the departure of several local heroes.
With that, West Point’s 223rd Engineering Battalion, loaded in four charter buses, turned right onto Main Street and began to head toward the city limits, on their way to a brief stop in Texas before making the trip to Afghanistan to do their part in Operation: Enduring Freedom.

Though local chapter is gone, Red Cross service is available

October 5, 2011

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
Reassurance that disaster victims in West Point and Clay County will still have the services of the American Red Cross came Monday to the Clay County Board of Supervisors by Pattie Tucker, director of the Northeast Mississippi Red Cross chapter.
Consolidation of the Golden Triangle branches of Red Cross occurred this past summer in an effort to sustain Mississippi’s Red Cross centers, and merging branches isn’t just happening in the Golden Triangle.

County schools begin redistricting process

October 5, 2011

The Clay County School District started the process of redistricting on Tuesday night, a task the county schhol board faces once every 10 years.

Circuit Court opens

October 5, 2011

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
During the first few days of the October term of Clay County Circuit Court, several sentences were issued and several revocations were made due to violations of post release supervision or supervised probation. The following are orders issued Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 in Clay County Circuit Court:

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