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January 19th, 2013
West Point fire and police officials are still trying to piece together the reasons for a fire that destroyed a large portion of a South Division Street home Thursday night.
Around 8 p.m. that night, the West Point Fire Department was called to 724 South Division Street, and once firemen arrived they saw that the house was already in flames with heavy smoke billowing from the home.
Three more West Point residents have now submitted their declaration of intent to run this May for elected offices in the city of West Point.
Ward 2 Selectman Homer Cannon filled out his statement of intent Wednesday to rerun for the post of Ward 2 selectman, and William W. Young turned in his declaration to City Hall of intent to run for the office of Ward 1 selectman. Resident A.C. House also submitted his qualifying paperwork in anticipation for running for the post of Ward 4 selectman.
Each of these three candidates are running democrat.
A Clay County man was pronounced dead on Thursday after his truck ran off the road in Lowndes County and struck a tree.
According to reports by WTVA out of Tupelo, Johnnie Matthews, 64, was involved in an accident near the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Bridge on Highway 50 in Lowndes around 5 a.m.
Snow began to fall in the early morning hours across the state, and this area of the state received a dose before dawn, making driving conditions hazardous.
According to the report, Matthews was wearing his seatbelt.
A Houston resident was rushed Thursday afternoon to the Clay County Medical Center after he became trapped by a front end loader that officials say he was working on at the West Point Stockyards.
The incident happened around 1 p.m. Thursday when rescue personnel and police were called to the stockyards to try to get the man free from the Bobcat front end loader. The victimâ€™s name is not being released, as the incident remains under investigation.
The first week of the January term of Clay County Circuit Court concludes today with several more cases set to be heard by 16th Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens, who heard many indictments this week and entered several sentencing orders.
One sentencing order that was entered Wednesday involved 28-year-old Johnathan Clint Hill of Maben, who was accused of breaking into Prestage Farms last January with the intention to steal property from the business.
The celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., begins tonight with a black tie banquet at the UFCW Local 1991 Union Hall at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is West Point School District Superintendent Burnell McDonald. There will be a time of remembrance to honor State Representative David Gibbs, State Senator Bennie Turner, Toy Marshall and Rachael Free by Robert Smith. The night will feature wonderful food, the presentation of the Johnnie Pearl Randle Community Service Award, recognitions and words of praise, honor and encouragement from community leaders.
You know what Carl Gibbs, Jr. really liked about his granddad David Gibbs? Getting to do all those great adventurous outdoor things together that guys, especially guys in the South, love to do. Things like riding out to the cattle farm on 4-wheelers, shooting at squirrels scampering about in the forest and just hanging out, spending quality time together â€“ just as family should.
Thereâ€™s nothing like having the peace of mind in knowing your beloved children are safe in someone elseâ€™s care, especially if theyâ€™re in someone elseâ€™s care for more than six hours each day.
And the West Point School Board of Trustees wants parents to know they are taking every security measure they can at West Point schools to ensure the safety, well-being and happiness of all students.
With 63 percent of votes cast in her favor from residents of Clay County, West Point native Angela Turner-Lairy was victorious Tuesday night in Clay County during the Special Election for Senate District 16.
Turner-Lairy, daughter of the late Sen. Bennie Turner, gained a total of 2508 votes from Clay County residents, not including absentee and affidavit ballots. By press time, tallies from Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties, which are all represented in District 16, could not be determined.
Voting in West Point got off to a slow start on Tuesday morning.
Clay County citizens were spared the ice that has accumulated in many Delta communities this morning, but the county was not spared the hard and steady rainfall that has been here since last week.
This makes for poor driving conditions on a day when Clay County, with the help of portions of Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee Counties will decide who will fill the vacant seat for State Senate in District 16.
The race is between Angela Turner Lairy and Kenny Fowler.