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December 1st

Coming up this week in the Daily Times Leader

December 1, 2012

There's a lot coming up this week in the Daily Times Leader. Here's a peak:

-State Senator Bennie Turner laid to rest in West Point
-McClendon raises questions over sewer permits
-West Point High School junior raising money, awareness for victims of depression
-4-County announces new pre-pay plan
-West Point, Hebron and Oak Hill basketball teams turn up the heat before holidays
-Upward Basketball evaluations at West End

-Plus all of the late and breaking news in Clay County and West Point

Unanswered Questions: Barnes family renewing search for missing Jessie

December 1, 2012

It's been 12 years since Annie Barnes has seen her sister Jessie.
Jessie has been classified as a "Missing Person" since July 7, 2000, and she was last seen by family in the vicinity of the 800 block of Little Street in West Point.
"We call her Little Jessie because she is the baby of the four children my mother had," Barnes said.
Barnes' mother, Katie Ruth has taken the disappearance hard.
"She has been devastated ever since the day we found out "Little Jessie" had disappeared," she said.

November 27th

Breaking: West Point native, State Senator Bennie Turner passes at 64

November 28, 2012

The Associated Press is reporting that longtime Democratic Mississippi State Senator Bennie Turner has died. The West Point native was 64.
Turner was a lawyer and has been called a champion of public education.
Turner passed away at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after suffering an “illness.” The Northeast Daily Journal in Tupelo reported that Turner was suffering from a brain tumor.

Update: Car Crashes Into The Green Leaf

November 27, 2012

The Green Leaf flower and gift shop suffered extensive damage Monday evening after a white SUV sitting at Sprint Mart rolled backward right into the front of the store, but no one suffered serious injuries.
The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. The driver, Napoleon Davidson, who reportedly had an asthma attack during the time of the accident, told officers he stepped outside of the vehicle and by the time he realized it was rolling backward it was too late to catch it and stop it before it went crashing into the shop.

November 26th

Crawford finds home for art in West Point

November 26, 2012

Jane Crawford has had a love for glass since she was a young girl, staring into the intricate designs of the stained glass windows of her church.
“I’ve been a glassaholic for a very long time,” Crawford says. “I love glass. There are so many ways to express yourself in stained glass.”
Crawford ran a studio in Columbus for 12 years, but today she has found a new home in West Point. Her work is now on display and for sale at the Shops of the Community Commons on Highway 45.
Crawford put both hands in the air in celebration of her new display.

November 21st

County presented with transit vendors ordinance proposal

November 21, 2012

Out-of-state vendors coming into Clay County to sell goods or to do work on properties may soon have to present a transit vendor license before offering their products to county residents or face a fine imposed by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

Williams celebrates golden anniversary in West Point

November 21, 2012

Doris Williams has been making women beautiful for 50 years and wants West Point to celebrate this milestone with her. She is having an Open House, Sunday, November 25, from 2 – 5 p.m. at Lady Doris Salon of Beauty, 110 E. Main St. in the downtown district of West Point.
Williams graduated in 1962, from Jetty's Beauty School, historically located on Fifth St. She spent her formative years perfecting her craft under the loving and skillful guidance of the late Corine King at Madame King's Hair Fashions of Chicago, Illinois. King was the beloved cousin of Williams.

November 19th

Food Pantry needs volunteers for holidays and beyond

November 19, 2012

County Extension Director Donna Cliett spends many of her waking hours putting food packages together at the West Point Food Pantry inside the old Mary Holmes College gymnasium.
The food assortments are put together by volunteers and are provided monthly to 439 Clay County families who are in need. That’s almost 800 people total.
This holiday season the Food Pantry is not just in need of food and donations to keep local families fed, but the institution that has been around for over 15 years needs volunteer labor.

Conner brings 16 years of experience to Kroger

November 19, 2012

Labaris “LB” Conner is a testament that patience does pay off.
Sitting in his office at West Point’s Kroger grocery store on Monday, Conner recalled how in 1996 he was given a shot at bagging groceries at his local Kroger in Columbus. Today he’s the head man in charge in West Point’s store, and besides trying to get the local store into the black budget-wise, Conner has an opportunity to give local teenagers the same shot at a career he got 16 years ago.
“I could have 20 people here,” Conner said. “I may get three out of those 20, but if I can reach those three, my job is done.”

November 16th

Residents Address Petition To Close Access To Westwood 2

November 17, 2012

Residents of Westwood 2 may soon have only one way to access their homes if a petition to block access from Westwood 1 to Westwood 2 is approved by West Point city officials.

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