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December 6th

Citizen opposes supervisor pay raise proposal

December 6, 2012

Clay County resident Chad Scott brought forth several reasons Thursday why he thinks county supervisors in Mississippi should not receive a cost of living adjustment, which some county supervisors are requesting from state legislators.
Several Clay County supervisors met last week with the Mississippi Association of Supervisors to discuss asking state lawmakers to grant county supervisors a cost of living adjustment, which supervisors have not received in nearly a decade.

December 5th

Ward’s latest work a compendium of East Mississippi history

December 5, 2012

There is not a piece of Rufus Ward’s 1869 West Point home that is without some historical significance.
Whether it’s the living room rocker that sits below a family portrait which dates back to the U.S. Civil War, a book or a simple mantel piece, every piece that decorates the Ward home has a story to tell.
That is the nature of Ward’s writing as well.

CTC Construction program could lead directly to jobs

December 5, 2012

The drills were loud, and the hammers were ringing nails into freshly cut wood on Wednesday morning. The West Point School District Career and Technology Center sounded like a construction site, and in effect it really was.
Students from the CTC’s Construction class were putting together a shelving project that is part of the application stage of the program’s first-year class.

Compassionate friends to hold Candlelight Service December 9

December 5, 2012

The season of Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are usually spent with family and friends.

December 3rd

4-County pre-pay plan may revolutionize how families budget their energy usage

December 3, 2012

4-County Electric is offering its customers a number of unique options for payments these days.
These new payment methods are not only convenient for many customers who are currently using them, but they may help clients reduce long-term energy usage and lower the cost of electricity each month.
On Monday morning, 4-County held a press conference in its Columbus office announcing the full implementation of services that have been in the pilot stage since October.

December 1st

Coming up this week in the Daily Times Leader

December 1, 2012

There's a lot coming up this week in the Daily Times Leader. Here's a peak:

-State Senator Bennie Turner laid to rest in West Point
-McClendon raises questions over sewer permits
-West Point High School junior raising money, awareness for victims of depression
-4-County announces new pre-pay plan
-West Point, Hebron and Oak Hill basketball teams turn up the heat before holidays
-Upward Basketball evaluations at West End

-Plus all of the late and breaking news in Clay County and West Point

Unanswered Questions: Barnes family renewing search for missing Jessie

December 1, 2012

It's been 12 years since Annie Barnes has seen her sister Jessie.
Jessie has been classified as a "Missing Person" since July 7, 2000, and she was last seen by family in the vicinity of the 800 block of Little Street in West Point.
"We call her Little Jessie because she is the baby of the four children my mother had," Barnes said.
Barnes' mother, Katie Ruth has taken the disappearance hard.
"She has been devastated ever since the day we found out "Little Jessie" had disappeared," she said.

November 27th

Breaking: West Point native, State Senator Bennie Turner passes at 64

November 28, 2012

The Associated Press is reporting that longtime Democratic Mississippi State Senator Bennie Turner has died. The West Point native was 64.
Turner was a lawyer and has been called a champion of public education.
Turner passed away at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after suffering an “illness.” The Northeast Daily Journal in Tupelo reported that Turner was suffering from a brain tumor.

Update: Car Crashes Into The Green Leaf

November 27, 2012

The Green Leaf flower and gift shop suffered extensive damage Monday evening after a white SUV sitting at Sprint Mart rolled backward right into the front of the store, but no one suffered serious injuries.
The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. The driver, Napoleon Davidson, who reportedly had an asthma attack during the time of the accident, told officers he stepped outside of the vehicle and by the time he realized it was rolling backward it was too late to catch it and stop it before it went crashing into the shop.

November 26th

Crawford finds home for art in West Point

November 26, 2012

Jane Crawford has had a love for glass since she was a young girl, staring into the intricate designs of the stained glass windows of her church.
“I’ve been a glassaholic for a very long time,” Crawford says. “I love glass. There are so many ways to express yourself in stained glass.”
Crawford ran a studio in Columbus for 12 years, but today she has found a new home in West Point. Her work is now on display and for sale at the Shops of the Community Commons on Highway 45.
Crawford put both hands in the air in celebration of her new display.

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