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February 4th

Board begins bond-issuance process for industry recruitment

February 4, 2013

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is taking the next step in the county’s goal of economic development growth by beginning the process of bond issuances in preparation for new industry to locate in Clay County.
Before unanimously approving the first phases of the process, the board heard Monday from Chairman of the Golden Triangle Development LINK Gordon Flowers, who advised the board that getting ready to issue bonds is the thing to do now so it won’t take long to receive funds that are needed for an industry project.

Easterling selected as interim prosecutor

February 4, 2013

After a three-two vote Monday morning, the Clay County Board of Supervisors selected local attorney Michelle Easterling to serve temporarily as Clay County’s prosecuting attorney.
The selection comes just days after former County Prosecuting Attorney Angela Turner-Lairy submitted her letter of resignation stepping down from the post after serving as prosecutor for five years.

Ellis: I want our state to succeed

February 4, 2013

District 37 Representative Tyrone Ellis wants Clay County residents to know they are not without representation at the state capitol.
The death of David Gibbs in early January still leaves a seat vacant during the midst of a 90-day legislative session. This leaves only Ellis and District 39 Representative Republican Gary Chism as representatives for Clay County.
Ellis spoke to Clay County citizens on Monday morning at the Legislative Breakfast, sponsored by the Growth Alliance.

February 2nd

Clay County convict escapes, caught within an hour

February 2, 2013

36 year-old Lorenzo Chandler managed to walk out of the Clay County jail on Saturday morning, but thanks to some heads-up law enforcement, deputies were able to apprehend him in about 45 minutes, according to the Sheriff's Department.
"He got away, but it was only for about 45 minutes," a source at the Clay County jail said at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. "He won't be getting away again."
According to the source, Chandler had been arrested for utility fraud, accused of cutting his way back into his electrical meter when his power was cut for now paying his bill.

Clay County native Davidson announces bid for District 36 House seat

February 2, 2013

Jimmy Davidson knows a little bit about family.
Along with his late wife Ruby, the West Point native raised seven children. Like many Clay County residents, Davidson also worked at Bryan Foods, which has since closed its doors along with many other companies in the area.
Family and work are the two main components in Davidson’s platform as he seeks the office of State Representative for District 36.

McClure Building to be new home for the arts

February 2, 2013

Only a handful of states remained in white, indicating no one from those borders had yet registered as a visitor to the Howlin’ Wolf Museum in West Point.
The map contained in Roger Pryor’s powerpoint presentation to the crowd at the 87th Annual Banquet for the community on Thursday night also had 14 foreign nations listed which have sent visitors to the heart of this city to pay tribute to Wolf.
Pryor, an architect and West Point native has helped to preserve numerous buildings in West Point, as a partner in the Pryor and Morrow architect firm.

Rep. Ellis to speak at legislative breakfast tomorrow

February 2, 2013

West Point and Clay County citizens will have an opportunity to address District 37 State Representative Tyrone Ellis tomorrow morning at City Hall.
The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance will be hosting a Legislative Breakfast, and Ellis is slated to attend.
It is an informal event, intended to allow Ellis and other representatives in the House and State Senate an opportunity to address current issues that affect Clay County and the region.

January 31st

Lisa Klutts named Citizen of the Year

February 1, 2013

Thursday night's 87th Annual West Point Banquet, hosted by the Growth Alliance, was full of recognition of West Point citizens.
Archie "Arch" Murray and Kyle Chandler IV were both inducted into the West Point Hall of Fame.
The top honoree of the night, however, was Lisa Klutts, who took home the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Cynthia Wilson, Director of the Growth Alliance.
More on this story, along with pictures and other awards will appear in Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader.

New police cruisers arrive

January 31, 2013

Imagine just how much wear and tear your vehicle would suffer if it was driven almost nonstop every single day of the week. Now ask yourself about how much you would be out of pocket in maintenance expenses trying to keep that car in operation.
Luckily most folks don’t have to worry about such a thing, but every few years law enforcement administrators find themselves having to replace many police cruisers that suffer damage from being on the road 24 hours a day.

County names Parker new volunteer fire coordinator

January 31, 2013

The Clay County Board of Supervisors welcomed Starkville native Robert Parker this week as Clay County’s new volunteer fire services coordinator, who will be charged with overseeing each of the county’s seven volunteer fire departments.

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