Archive - 2013 - News Article
Jerome Collins is no stranger to Clay County courtrooms.
Already tagged with an arrest warrant for a hefty unpaid fine for past offenses involving the operation of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, Collins added to the wrap sheet this weekend.
Collins is now charged with Driving Under the Influence, Third Offense.
He has also been charged with resisting arrest, failure to yield to blue light and siren, and he has been charged based on a failure to pay warrant that amounted to $1,048 owed to Justice Court.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors convened on Monday morning, which was the first meeting of 2013 for the board.
As with any first of the year meetings involving the county board, much of the meeting was consumed with the business of re-hiring and appointing county employees for 2013.
The board itself voted for its 2013 president and vice president. District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes will fill the position as board President, and District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee will serve as the boardâ€™s Vice President this year.
Newly elected District 5 Clay County Election Commissioner Maxine Brown cried tears of joy when it was determined she won the seat on November 6, 2012. On Monday, Brown is seen officially taking the oath of office from Clay County Judge Lee Coleman at the courthouse, along with the other elected commissioners. See a picture of all five taking the oath on page 10. Photo by Bryan Davis
The first week of filing qualifying paperwork at West Point City Hall for the 2013 Municipal Election was unusually slow with only eight individuals filing statements of intent as opposed to the busy first qualifying week during the last Municipal Election.
The West Point/Clay County Arts Council had a productive 2012, and the organization which promotes the arts county-wide is taking that momentum into 2013.
There are many monthly activities the Arts Council has already set in stone for this year, and there will likely be more added to the list as the year rolls along.
Monte Brasfield, an Arts Council leader says the group will host many of the same activities it has in the past, but it has created new ones, including a Spring festival, the Art Walk, which will take place on Saturday, April 13.
Each year the West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance recognizes individuals for their contributions to the betterment of West Point and Clay County at the Annual Banquet. This year the Growth Alliance is asking the citizens of West Point and Clay County to participate in the selection of award recipients in two categories, West Point Hall of Fame and Citizen of the Year.
Weâ€™ve all been there. Lack of money, lack of transportation and lack of time to get everything done that we need to get done. And all these things are understandable contributors to why some General Education Diploma (GED) participants donâ€™t fully complete the GED program they enter as a first step to landing a better job.
No one really fancies the idea of boiling their tap water, especially if that means boiling the water for six or seven days. But for safety reasons, boiling water is the very step residents must take if theyâ€™re water supply has been affected by underground construction, a malfunction of the check valve or any other factor that may contaminate the water.
Folks living in the country can tell you itâ€™s a strain driving 15 miles into town just to enjoy a hot, home-cooked meal that you donâ€™t have to prepare yourself. But the residents living in the western part of Clay County donâ€™t have to worry about that any longer thanks to the opening of Phebaâ€™s Diner, which offers a vast variety of down home breakfast and lunch meals in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.