Archive - 2011 - News Article
Pittman addresses Civitans on Economic Development
The Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed Ward 5 Selectman Jasper Pittman as guest speaker at Wednesday's meeting.
Pittman expressed his pleasure at the appointment of Burnell McDonald as new Superintendent of the West Point School District.
Coon Tattoo and Body Piercing of West Point is pitching in and helping out with disaster relief to families affected by last week's tornado by giving tattoos for a donation and offering music, food and fun for a great cause.
Coon Tattoo's disaster relief benefit is being held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at their location on Main Street. Anyone wishing to give to families through Coon Tattoos can get five tattoo designs for $20 each. People can choose from a cross, an Indian head, which represents Smithville schools, a candle, a memorial ribbon or a tornado with an X through it.
59-year-old Walter Quinn of West Point is in stable condition after his vehicle collided with another vehicle around noon Tuesday on Highway 50 West in Clay County.
Quinn was traveling east bound on Highway 50 in a 2004 red Chevrolet Trailblazer when his vehicle crashed into a 2005 silver Nissan Altima driven by 36-year-old Pamela Rushing of North Carolina, who was driving west bound.
Quinn and Rushing were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, and officials say both have moderate injuries.
Clay County now has new supervisor district lines with Monday's adoption by the Clay County Board of Supervisors of the redistricting map that was developed with the help of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District.
Most of the changes reflected on the new map were made within the city limits of West Point.
The block where Sixth Street, E. Main Street, Cottrell Street, Clay Street and East Half Mile Street connect used to belong to District 1 but is now included in District 4. This move gave District 4 410 people from District 1.
The West Point School District has its new leader.
Following an extensive search for the next superintendent, the West Point School District's Board of Trustees has named Burnell McDonald, who has served as principal at South Side Elementary for the past six years, as the man for the job.
Clay County- A Preliminary Damage Assessment of 117 residents concludes the following results:
Major Home Damage- 28
Major Manufactured Homes Damaged- 9
Minor Homes Damaged- 57
Minor Manufactured Homes Damaged- 17
Destroyed Home- 1
Destroyed Manufactured Homes- 5
Families in the Montpelier area are still in a state of disbelief from Wednesdayâ€™s early morning tornado that touched down in the area, causing major damage to dozens of homes there.
Community Commons, a new Community Counseling Services retail plaza on Highway 45 in West Point, is opening soon and will feature four retail establishments for the people of West Point, Clay County and surrounding areas to enjoy.
Workers have been putting the finishing touches on the building, affixing signs created by local artist Claire Houston to each shop, moving merchandise and fixtures into the building and getting the facility ready for business.
When it comes to electing officials to fill the posts of city and county offices, an overwhelming number of voters in West Point and Clay County almost always cast their vote for democratic candidates.
For years, the democratic party has won the support of Clay County not only in city and county races but state races as well. Because of the knowledge that the majority of Clay County is democrat, republicans havenâ€™t run for office in Clay County in decades. Until now.
Crashes of thunder and lightening mixed with heavy rain and high winds left damage all across West Point and Clay County Wednesday night after one of this season's more severe thunderstorms made its way across the area.
More than 30 trees fell either across city and county roads, on top of homes or near homes, and Conley Cox Road and Decker Road received flash flooding. One home on Cedar Bluff Loop was damaged, an apartment complex on Travis Street suffered damage and two homes on Westbrook Street have damage from a huge tree that uprooted in one of the yards.