Archive - Dec 2012 - News Article
Let's be honest. How many of us really make it through an entire 12 month-period and actually reach the goals we set for ourselves for the new year?
You know the routine. Come the last week in December, we grab a pen and a piece of paper, ink down our resolutions for the upcoming new year and walk away confidently with our shoulders thrown back and chins lifted, determined that we will meet those goals if it's the last thing we do.
West Pointâ€™s Secret Santa is calling it quits.
It is a most regretful decision for Darlene Cox, who has walked countless miles of West Point streets for the past eight years, collecting Christmas gifts for the needy children of this community.
Already documented is the fact that Coxâ€™s December 21, 2012 Secret Santa giveaway at Marshall Park turned to chaos, as gifts designated for three specific needy families were grabbed up by the unruly crowd.
The city of West Point issued a Boil-Water Alert Friday for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Clay County.
This affects approximately 40 customers on East Broad Street.
Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a pressure loss due to construction.
Hard work certainly does pay off as evidenced Thursday night by the Criminal Investigation Division of the West Point Police Department, which arrested one individual from Mississippi in connection to the recent bomb threats in the city.
After an intensive investigation by the WPPD, in cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies and several wireless service providers, police were able to nab a suspect, whose identity and place of incarceration is not being disclosed at this time.
Clay County District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes had one simple suggestion Thursday for the Clay County Board of Supervisors â€“ to plan financially right now for county improvements instead of waiting on money to come in before undertaking a project.
The pounding rain that poured all day Friday over Clay County made for hazardous traveling conditions and may have contributed to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 45 Alternate South that resulted in injuries.
The accident happened around 12:00 p.m. in front of the Mossy Oak Outlet and involved a 2004 red Kia Rio occupied by four people and a 2003 tan Honda Acura occupied by two people. According to the West Point Police Department, the Rio was traveling south on 45 and the Acura was making a left turn out of the Mossy Oak Outlet when the two vehicles collided.
Absentee ballots for the Senate District 16 Special Election arrived Thursday to the Clay County Circuit Clerkâ€™s Office, and absentee voting will open Wednesday and be open for the next two weeks.
Senate District16 absentee ballots, which will bear the names of Clay County candidates Kenny Fowler and Angela Turner-Lairy, have been reviewed, signed by the Clay County Election Commission and approved by the Mississippi Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office.
Approximately 906 customers in Clay County are now under a boil water notice, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The notice issued on Thursday morning warns customers under the Siloam Water Association No. 3-Beasley Well to boil their water before drinking.
A check valve malfunction produced a system-wide pressure loss.
Weather reports indicate that a low-pressure system will cause thunderstorms, some possibly severe, on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service is warning that the system will begin to move in the early-morning hours, with showers starting to fall at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
By mid-afternoon, some of the storms may become severe throughout the state, although weather reports indicate that most of the severe weather will occure below Interstate 20.
However, Clay County residents need to be prepared for severe weather that may include tornados, hail or damaging winds.
When Kenny Fowler approached his wife Lavern of 45 years about the possibility of running for public office, he did not really know what to expect.
Fowler says his wife, a retired West Point school teacher, was immediately supportive, and after exploring the option for some time, Fowler has officially entered the race for the senate seat for District 16.
District 16 covers Clay County, as well as parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties.