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March 16th

Acker, Wilkerson withdraw from city election

March 16, 2013

Two residents of West Point, who recently submitted their intentions to run for selectmen seats, made the decision last week to withdraw their names from the running.

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March 14th

Ward shares area stories that span centuries

March 14, 2013

Rufus Ward does not need a script.
Other than a small outline on a scrap of paper, the West Point native and historian had no written dissertation to read from when he talks history.

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City all aboard attempts to repair train museum

March 14, 2013

Terry Craig inserts an electrical plug into the wall inside of the office at the Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum.

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March 13th

Certified numbers confirm Longstreet, Gibbs in April 2 runoff

March 13, 2013

The absentees and affidavits have been counted, and the projected April 2 runoff between Karl Gibbs and Eddie Longstreet has now become official.

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Shirley reappointed to school board, Davidson named prosecutor

March 13, 2013

It took a while and some debating between the West Point Board of Selectman, but the body eventually reappointed Art Shirley to the West Point School Board on Tuesday night.

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Correction: Runoff date is April 2

March 13, 2013

The date for the District 36 runoff election was incorrectly printed as March 26 in the Wednesday edition of the Daily Times Leader. The mistake was caught after the paper had printed.
We apologize for the error, and a correction will appear in the Thursday print edition of the DTL.

Bryan Davis
Managing Editor

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March 12th

Comcast seals deal with city, pays $76K in delinquent fines

March 12, 2013

After a lengthy battle to get Comcast Cable and Internet Services to pay delinquent fees owed to the city of West Point, Comcast finally cut a check Monday to the city, bringing their current pole attachment balance to zero.

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Runoff projected to be between Gibbs and Longstreet

March 12, 2013

The numbers are not official, and the tabulations may change, but as of press time on Tuesday night, Karl Gibbs and Eddie Longstreet are projected to face each other in a runoff for the District 36 House seat on Tuesday, April 2.

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City Prosecutor May Be Selected Soon

March 12, 2013

At least four weeks have passed since West Point Municipal Court proceeded with a city prosecutor, but that could change as early as tonight.

Last week during a work session of the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen, the board discussed the city prosecutor's position, which was left vacant several weeks ago with the election of Angela Turner-Lairy to the State Senate. During their work session Mayor Scott Ross noted that only two applications for city prosecutor had been submitted to City Hall as of last Thursday.

March 11th

District 36 Special Election held Tuesday

March 11, 2013

So who will it be? Who will represent the majority of Clay County and portions of Lowndes and Monroe counties over the next four years in the Mississippi House of Representatives?

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