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February 20th

Alleged habitual offender wants judgement tossed

February 20, 2013

It was last April when 26-year-old Amonty Young of West Point was sentenced as a habitual offender to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charge of uttering forgery. Now Young is petitioning Clay County Circuit Court to toss out the judgement on several bases, including an alleged violation by the grand jury of Clay County.

Stolen 4-wheeler incident under investigation

February 20, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff Department needs your help in locating a 2007 Polaris 700 4-wheeler stolen from a barn located on Highway 45 North Alt., West Point, MS.

The theft occurred on February 16, 2013 or the early morning hours of February 17, 2013. The 4-wheeler is black and gray in color with a winch on front with the serial number 4XAMH68A17A967061.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or the Clay County Sheriff Department at 662-494-2896.

February 19th

Absentee ballots available for March 12 election

February 19, 2013

Absentee ballots for the upcoming March 12, 2013 Special Election for the District 36 House Seat are available as of 8 a.m. this morning.
Clay County Election Commissioner Wendy Fuller says that ballots are now available to those who are qualified to vote in this election.
The election will be held to fill the seat of the late David Gibbs of Clay County.
There has been no approval of Voter ID by the Justice Department so no ID will be required for this election.

Automated meter installation begins

February 19, 2013

New state-of-the-art automated electric and water meters are well on their way to the homes and businesses of West Point’s water and light customers, whom Water and Light Department officials say will benefit from the change.
Last March the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen approved an Energy Performance Contract with the company Siemens to replace the old meters with new digital ones, and the Water and Light Department has now started the process of installing the new meters at many locations around town.

Cameras going up at SKW Park

February 19, 2013

Keeping an eye on valuable park property in Sally Kate Winter Park will soon be as simple as clicking a computer mouse now that installation of cameras in SKW Park is underway this week.
In December the West Point Water and Light Department announced that it would be installing the cameras in SKW Park along with Wifi for park patrons who want to browse the Internet for free while enjoying an evening in the park.

Clay County Gridiron Review is here!

February 19, 2013

After a long wait and a minor shipping error, the Clay County Gridiron Review has arrived to the Daily Times Leader office. There's a limited amount available, and they are $1 each. Come by today to pick one up.

Crash Claims Life of Clay County Man

February 19, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff Department and the Clay County Coroner's Office is still investigating a Saturday night car crash that left one man dead and another person hospitalized with multiple injuries.

February 18th

City welcomes two new patrolmen

February 18, 2013

The city of West Point and the West Point Police Department proudly welcomes West Point native Ramirez Ivy and Macon native Mary Beth Watt to the force of the WPPD where they will serve as patrol officers.
Last Tuesday, the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen voted in executive session to hire Ivy and Watt, who both said they are pleased and excited about serving the community of West Point.

Wolf’s voice helped create America’s music

February 18, 2013

There is an aura of mystery which surrounds the Mississippi Delta Blues.
The music itself is still mysterious to the ear, even decades after its inception and subsequent years of exploration and yet to be achieved perfection.
Legends tell of spirits, demons and contractual agreements at haunted “crossroads” where a musical wannabe could turn himself into a musical virtuoso by giving his soul as a ransom for talent.

Twisted burgers a big hit so far on Main

February 18, 2013

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

It’s a burger fit for a king.
Well, it would be good enough for the king of Rock and Roll anyway.
If Elvis Presley is still living, like some still believe, he will undoubtedly make the 45 minute drive from his hometown to the Twisted Burger Company on Main Street.
“The Fat Elvis,” a burger named in his honor and in memory of some of the King’s not so great eating habits is fixed with peanut butter, banana, a sizable beef patty, a couple of strips of bacon and some thick bread for a bun.

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