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June 28th

Largest animal hoarding case in Clay County

June 28, 2013

Pestilence, filth and misery was the sight that met Linda Koch of the Clay County Horse Rescue when responding to several complaints about horses that were not being treated humanely. The property in question is owned by David and Roxie Lofton. It is out in the county near Montpelier,.

June 27th

Dusty road source of concerns

June 27, 2013

The dust is so bad you can barely breathe, says several residents living on Deanes Road in Clay County. And aside from trying to keep the dust from settling into their lungs, residents say the dust on Deanes Road clouds up so thickly, motorists can barely see the road in front of them when vehicles pass by, which some say is a serious concern.

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Public or private?

June 27, 2013

A spur route in Tibbee used for years and years by landowners living there was a hot topic of conversation at Thursday’s Clay County Board of Supervisors’ meeting.

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Culin-Arts to distribute Wolf t-shirts, posters and tickets

June 27, 2013

The 2013 Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival t-shirts, tickets and posters are on sale. Culin-Arts on Commerce Street is the source for this year’s Wolf memorabilia promoting the 18th annual festival that takes place on August 30. Medium to large shirts are $15 with 2X and 3X going for $20. Posters are $10, and tickets to the festival are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Above, Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum Director Richard Ramsey helps Culin-Arts owner Valeda Carmichael stock the shelves at her store on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Davis

School Board hears proposed '13-'14 budget

June 27, 2013

Monday's West Point School District budget hearing was met with no opposition from members of the general public, and the proposed budget is now waiting approval by the West Point School Board of Trustees.

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One injured in Tuesday Night Shooting

June 27, 2013

Local emergency officials rushed to the scene of a shooting Tuesday night in the area of Jim James Court where one man was shot and transported to the Clay County Medical Center for treatment of his injury.

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June 26th

NMCHEA case still under appeal

June 26, 2013

The Mississippi Supreme Court or Court of Appeals has not yet entered a ruling on an appeal to a March 25 Clay County Circuit Court order granting judgement to the North Mississippi Center For Educational Advancement (NMCHEA).

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WPPD hosting Open Carry forum for business leader

June 26, 2013

Dozens of questions and concerns about Mississippi's new Open Carry Law has prompted the West Point Police Department to host a forum on the issue for local business owners and business managers.

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June 25th

A 'devastating' blow: State Reps fighting Drug Court cuts

June 25, 2013

Clay County's Misdemeanor Drug Court team is doing everything it can to keep the Drug Court program in place, but a 100 percent cut in state funding is making that effort very, very difficult.
Monday afternoon, Mississippi State Representatives Tyrone Ellis and Karl Gibbs met with Edward Houston, Director of Clay County's Misdemeanor Drug Court, about the $75,000 in annual grant funds the local drug court will lose effective July 1.

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June 21st

Production Suspended At West Point Navistar

June 21, 2013

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point, Miss.
Navistar spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said in a statement that the 80 workers at the plant were notified Thursday.
Navistar Defense is part of Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp.
McFarland says the decision came in response to across-the-board federal budget reductions known as the sequester that went into effect on March 1.

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