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June 27th

Circuit Clerk's Office Preps For Absentee Voting

June 27, 2011

With the Aug. 2 primary election a little over a month away, the Clay County Circuit Clerk’s Office is busy sending out absentee voting applications to residents unable to vote on election day, and absentee voting is expected to begin soon.
Residents who receive absentee voting applications must complete the form and have it notarized at the Circuit Clerk’s Office unless the absentee voter is temporarily or permanently disabled. If the absentee voter is temporarily or permanently disabled, the application must be signed by a witness who is 18 years of age or older.

June 22nd

4-County Lineman Recovering Following Accident

June 22, 2011

A 4-County lineman is recovering in a Jackson area hospital after an electrical accident Wednesday.
The lineman was injured while working in Clay County Wednesday morning and was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was later transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Brandon for observation. He is alert and conscious and was taken to the burn center as a precaution.
4-County CEO/General Manager Joe Cade said the cooperative’s focus is on the injured lineman.

June 21st

Escapee Turns Himself In To Police

June 21, 2011

After being on the run from police for four days, 24-year-old Amonty Young turned himself in around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, according to chief deputy Eddie Scott.
Young's escape from the Clay County jail's exercise yard on June 17 was his second time in about two years that he had escaped from confinement at the jail. Young was able to escape on Friday by disassembling part of interior gate fencing that was covered with razor wire and climbing over the exterior gate.

June 20th

Investigators Handle Grand Larceny, Shoplifting Cases

June 20, 2011

23-year-old Quinton Hoskins of West Point was taken into custody Saturday by the West Point Police Department after admitting to stealing $3,000 from his grandmother's home on Crowell Street.
Mike Burgess, head of investigations for the WPPD, said 79-year-old Dorothy Goins called police and reported that the money was missing from her home. During the course of the investigation, detectives spoke with Hoskins and asked if he knew anything about the missing $3,000. After his Miranda rights were read to him, Hoskins admitted to officers that he took and spent the entire amount of money.

June 9th

16th Circuit To Initiate Drug Program Late July

June 9, 2011

The 16th District Circuit Court received certification Monday to initiative a drug court program for Clay, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Lowndes Counties that would allow felony drug abusers an opportunity for rehabilitation and a new start in life.
Circuit Court Judge Lee Howard gave an overview of the drug court program Thursday during the Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting. Howard said the drug program is being created for adults who have pled guilty to the charge of illegal drug use, not for those who have felony charges for the sale of illegal drugs.

June 8th

Eight Police Cruisers Now Powered By Propane

June 8, 2011

Thousands of dollars are being saved by the city of West Point with the use of propane auto gas in its police vehicles instead of gasoline, which is benefitting the environment and helping the city's economy.
The announcement came Wednesday about the conversion of eight 2009 West Point police cruisers from gasoline to bi-fuel propane from police chief Bobby Lane, assistant chief Avery Cook, mayor Scott Ross and Mark Denton, vice president of business development for Alliance AutoGas.

June 6th

Father, Son Involved In Weekend Shooting

June 6, 2011

48-year-old Michael “Shane” McClure died Saturday night after allegedly being shot by his father, 69-year-old Walter Raymond McClure.
On Saturday around 11:22 p.m., West Point police officers were dispatched to the subdivision near Converse Dr. in West Point in reference to gunshots that were fired. Upon their arrival, officers encountered Michael McClure sprawled out across the driveway of 507 Converse Dr. with Walter McClure laying on top of him, according to Mike Burgess, head of investigations for the West Point Police Department.

June 4th

*Updated* Longtime county supervisor passes away

June 4, 2011

One of Clay County’s longest-serving elected officials passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon.
David Winfield, who was running for the supervisor’s seat in District 5, a seat he held for more than 20 years, died Saturday from what was believed to be a heart attack.

June 1st

The Greatest Generation: One man shares family's incredible story of World War II

June 1, 2011

The war veteran holds the piece of worn, tattered newspaper in his 90-year-old hands.

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