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December 11th

Palestine church offers hope by way of the gift of light

December 11, 2012

A few feet away from the Christmas tree at Palestine United Methodist Church, the ground is still loose and a little soft just after a good rain.
The circle-shaped pile of dirt was once the site of the old and much bigger tree that was planted by Hugh Moore many years ago.
“I told him that tree was going to get too big, and it got too big,” said Tuney Moore, Hugh’s widow who has belonged to the Palestine Methodist congregation for over half a century.

December 8th

Christmas Tour of homes today

December 8, 2012

Betty and Joe Trulove’s French inspired home enjoys sweeping views of Old Waverly’s 15th fairway and will be on the tour Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-5 p.m. at Old Waverly Golf Club, with a reception to follow at the club house. Tickets are $30 in advance and are available at Culin-Arts, Petal Pushers, Bits n’ Pieces, Old Waverly Club House and Fore Seasons at Old Waverly in West Point or by calling the Growth Alliance at 662-494-5121. Photo submitted by Kristen Stevens, West Point Main Street Association.

Drug Court holds first grad ceremony

December 8, 2012

It took a lot of strength, a lot of focus and a positive, self-motivated spirit to successfully complete the Clay County Misdemeanor Drug Court Program, and these are the very qualities Andrew Smith and Dantun Fair possessed throughout the entire program.
And those attributes along with support from the Misdemeanor Drug Court team earned Smith and Fair the titles of the first graduates of the Misdemeanor Drug Court, where they were honored Friday during a graduation ceremony held for them.

State defends police rights to keep certain information confidential

December 8, 2012

The Sixteenth Circuit Court District is asking the Clay County Circuit Court for an order that would grant the West Point Police Department permission to keep certain criminal documentation confidential – documentation that is wanted in a recent wrongful death lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed months ago by Aubrey Mitchell, who is suing Ridgewood East Apartments and UAH Property Management, for the death of his son, Devin Mitchell, who was shot and killed at the apartment complex Jan. 1, 2012.

December 6th

County faces $15K unexpected expense for special election, runoff

December 6, 2012

The Clay County Board of Supervisors spent a portion of Thursday morning discussing various needs for the upcoming special election, including where the funds will come from to cover the cost of the special election.
This past Tuesday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant informed election commissions in District 16 that a special election will be held Jan. 15, 2013 due to the passing of District 16 Sen. Bennie Turner, and if necessary, a runoff will be held Feb. 5, 2013.

Citizen opposes supervisor pay raise proposal

December 6, 2012

Clay County resident Chad Scott brought forth several reasons Thursday why he thinks county supervisors in Mississippi should not receive a cost of living adjustment, which some county supervisors are requesting from state legislators.
Several Clay County supervisors met last week with the Mississippi Association of Supervisors to discuss asking state lawmakers to grant county supervisors a cost of living adjustment, which supervisors have not received in nearly a decade.

December 5th

Ward’s latest work a compendium of East Mississippi history

December 5, 2012

There is not a piece of Rufus Ward’s 1869 West Point home that is without some historical significance.
Whether it’s the living room rocker that sits below a family portrait which dates back to the U.S. Civil War, a book or a simple mantel piece, every piece that decorates the Ward home has a story to tell.
That is the nature of Ward’s writing as well.

CTC Construction program could lead directly to jobs

December 5, 2012

The drills were loud, and the hammers were ringing nails into freshly cut wood on Wednesday morning. The West Point School District Career and Technology Center sounded like a construction site, and in effect it really was.
Students from the CTC’s Construction class were putting together a shelving project that is part of the application stage of the program’s first-year class.

Compassionate friends to hold Candlelight Service December 9

December 5, 2012

The season of Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are usually spent with family and friends.

December 3rd

4-County pre-pay plan may revolutionize how families budget their energy usage

December 3, 2012

4-County Electric is offering its customers a number of unique options for payments these days.
These new payment methods are not only convenient for many customers who are currently using them, but they may help clients reduce long-term energy usage and lower the cost of electricity each month.
On Monday morning, 4-County held a press conference in its Columbus office announcing the full implementation of services that have been in the pilot stage since October.

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