Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article
41-year-old Cody Carter of West Point was struck early Saturday morning by a vehicle that failed to come to a stop after striking Carter.
The incident happened on East Morrow Street where Carter was found in the middle of the road by West Point police officers, who reported seeing no blood on Carter when they arrived on scene. Corporal Cleve Carroll stated that Carter was moving and talking when he approached him, but Carroll didn't see any open wounds on Carter, who was taken by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle soon after emergency crews arrived.
Test scores are up. Dropout rates are down. So why is the job vacancy for superintendent of West Point schools about to become a hard sell for potential candidates?
Because one local group of â€śconcerned citizensâ€ť is threatening action if its demands are not met. And what are they demanding? Are they pleading for fairness in the hiring process?
They would say yes, but their actions say no. Are they asking for the school district to hire the most qualified candidate? Again, the answer is no.
Time to get outside this spring and soak up the sun with family and friends while listening to the sweets sounds of music from local musicians during the West Point/Clay County Arts Councilâ€™s free Sunday concert series.
The free concerts will be held at Sally Kate Winters Park in downtown West Point being April 17 at 3 p.m.
29-year-old Steven McBrayer, who is on probation for aggravated assault, requested to have his $45,667.13 restitution fine reduced Tuesday in Clay County Circuit Court due to his inability to make the high monthly payments.
The Clay County Circuit Court April term begins Monday with many cases to be heard during the term, including multiple drug charge cases, burglary cases, aggravated assault cases and the case of Robert Rupert, who is accused of killing Roosevelt Pernell and shooting Cedric Pernell.
The following cases will be heard in Clay County Circuit Court on Monday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 6:
â€˘ State v. Travis Weatherspoon, who is charged with domestic violence and burglary of a dwelling
â€˘ State v. Latrai Spraggins, who is charged with statutory rape