Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
District 16 Senator Angela Turner, (right), was sworn in on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, taking the same seat that was held by her father, the former Senator Bennie L. Turner, who held the seat from 1993, until his passing on November 27, 2012. Her mother, Edna Turner, is holding the Bible. Senator Angela Turner was well received by fellow members and has said that she will begin immediately to attend committee meetings and participate in the budget process. See more on page 5. Submitted Photo
Today the Daily Times Leader is proud to launch a new weekly newspaper feature, which shares the opinions and viewpoints of Clay County residents and residents in surrounding counties on different things happening locally, statewide or nationally. We hope you as readers will enjoy this new feature, as we wanted to bring you one through which youâ€™re able to hear from your friends, neighbors and fellowmen on occurrences that have a major affect on them and perhaps have an affect on you. Check out the So whatcha think, West Point?
One adult and three juveniles are now in the custody of the Clay County Detention Center after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery incident that the victims say took place on Grove Street.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday night, West Point police were dispatched to Grove Street and spoke with two men, who reported to officers that four male subjects who all had guns approached them and started making demands for goods.
Spring is one of the most anticipated seasons out of the year.
Flowers begin to bloom, trees start to turn green again, and kids relish the week of Spring Break activities away from school.
One of the only negatives during the Spring season is that mid-April day when income taxes come due.
April 15 marks the end of the road for procrastinating taxpayers, but H&R Block wants to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to get those iâ€™s dotted and tâ€™s crossed before then.
Itâ€™s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the nationâ€™s most famous speech of peace and justice, but if Dr. King was alive today could he look around proudly and say that his dream of peace, unity and justice has truly been fulfilled?
Well, not exactly, said Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays, pastor of Poplar Springs CME Church, who said even though King would be delighted to see some broken down racial barriers today and signs of unification things just arenâ€™t quite where King dreamed of them to be.
Luncheon with Books is proud to announce author Bobby Cole will be at the January 26, luncheon to share his newest novel â€śMoon Underfoot.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s been a Â few years since you read â€śThe Dummy Lineâ€ť and now Iâ€™m excited to share that I have a new story entitled â€śMoon Underfootâ€ť that releases this week. Â Itâ€™s a sequel to The Dummy Line,â€ť said Cole. â€śHere is a teaser to let you know what the book is about.â€ť
Earl Banks was elected to District 67 of the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1993, the same year David Gibbs took office for District 36.
During the two decades the two men served together, they grew to not only be political colleagues, but also friends.
Banks was the first to offer tribute to the late Rep. Gibbs during a memorial service held yesterday morning in honor of the Clay County native. The service was held at Third Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in West Point.
West Point fire and police officials are still trying to piece together the reasons for a fire that destroyed a large portion of a South Division Street home Thursday night.
Around 8 p.m. that night, the West Point Fire Department was called to 724 South Division Street, and once firemen arrived they saw that the house was already in flames with heavy smoke billowing from the home.
Three more West Point residents have now submitted their declaration of intent to run this May for elected offices in the city of West Point.
Ward 2 Selectman Homer Cannon filled out his statement of intent Wednesday to rerun for the post of Ward 2 selectman, and William W. Young turned in his declaration to City Hall of intent to run for the office of Ward 1 selectman. Resident A.C. House also submitted his qualifying paperwork in anticipation for running for the post of Ward 4 selectman.
Each of these three candidates are running democrat.
A Clay County man was pronounced dead on Thursday after his truck ran off the road in Lowndes County and struck a tree.
According to reports by WTVA out of Tupelo, Johnnie Matthews, 64, was involved in an accident near the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Bridge on Highway 50 in Lowndes around 5 a.m.
Snow began to fall in the early morning hours across the state, and this area of the state received a dose before dawn, making driving conditions hazardous.
According to the report, Matthews was wearing his seatbelt.