Archive - 2011 - News Article
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:
After a recommendation by the West Point Public Safety Committee, Tim Brinkley was hired Tuesday night as the chief of police for the West Point Police Department by the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen.
Brinkley, a native of Tupelo, who currently serves as the assistant chief of the Law Enforcement Bureau of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, will begin as chief of police on Sept.1, taking the place of interim police chief Bobby Lane.
10:15: With a late surge, Paige Dendy Lamkin looks like she's going to force runoff with Linda Hannah in Tax Assessor race. Eddie Scott is the new sheriff of Clay County, and Amy Berry will be the new Chancery Clerk.
11 of 14 precincts in...Eddie Scott pulling away in sheriff's race, leading Edward Houston by 700 votes. Amy Berry cruising to victory in chancery clerk race, Linda Hannah doing same in Tax Assessor race. District 4 Supervisor Sheldon Deanes has defeated Charles Collins. Justice Court Judge Thomas Hampton and Joe Taggart seem to be on the way to victory.
The West Point Police Department is on the search for suspects responsible for the eight automobile burglaries that occurred in West Point Wednesday and Thursday nights, which brings the number of automobile burglaries that have happened in the city over the last three weeks to approximately sixteen.
The first reading of the policy for the netbook computer program I.M.P.A.C.T. was given Monday to the West Point School Board of Trustees by Chris Carter, Information Technology director for the school district.
The cost of school lunches in the West Point School District is going up 50 cents this year for students who pay full price for their meals, which may be a burden for some parents.
Three little girls from West Point are alive today after being saved Monday morning from a fire that shot through the storage room and the attic of a home, which they were asleep in, when the fire began.
With the Aug. 2 primary election a little over a month away, the Clay County Circuit Clerkâ€™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 Clerkâ€™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.
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 cooperativeâ€™s focus is on the injured lineman.
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.