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March 7th, 2013
Highway 47 in Clay County may very soon be named after one of West Point's legendary football stars, All-State, All- American former NFL player Tom Goode.
This Tuesday a Senate Bill, which would designate Highway 47 as the Tom Goode Highway, passed the Mississippi House of Representatives and will soon be sent to Governor Phil Bryan for his signature.
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Sometime in 1994, Ossie Doss Jr. picked up the phone at his Nashville home and heard the voice of his brother James Otis Doss on the other end.
That was the last anyone in the Doss family has heard from the former Green Wave and Mississippi State
The Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chancery Clerk Amy Berry updated the board on the countyâ€™s delinquent solid waste issue.
The $2,000 delinquent garbage bill the board discussed last week is part of the 24 percent of properties that were traceable, and the property owner responsible for this fee is also facing a lien.
West Point's Community Counseling Services is offering its clients, as well as alcohol and drug rehabilitation clients, an opportunity to step into today's job market through its Supported Employment Program.
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Bennie Jones II takes the oath of office as city judge on Monday morning at the Municipal Court Room in West Point. Holding his personal Bible is his wife Anna Jones, and standing beside him is his son, Bennie Jones III. Administering the oath is West Point Mayor Scott Ross. Photo by Bryan Davis
With no opposition heard, the Clay County Board of Supervisors moved forward Monday with the next phase of its economic development project through which the county hopes hundreds of jobs will land in Clay County.
Last month the board heard from Gordon Flowers, Chairman of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, who requested that the board ready themselves to issue bonds in the event that a major industry decided to locate to Clay County.
Hosted by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council, Friday Night Jams will start this Friday night, March 8th. The jam session will be from 7-9:30pm at the Parks and Recreation Building in Marshall Park.
Friday Night Jams are open to everyone, but keep in mind this is an informal playing event with no preset program or tune list. And the sessions will be family-friendly events, where no smoking or alcohol is allowed, but people are welcome to bring refreshments to share.
Wondering whoâ€™s gotten booked into the Clay County Jail lately?
Well, soon, folks wonâ€™t have to wonder because starting this June the public will be able to look online to see whoâ€™s been booked in and out of jail and see what theyâ€™re charged with.
By Kathy Dyess,
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
A mighty Spring Storm will hit downtown West Pointâ€”a â€śperfectâ€ť storm of Art, that is! Creativity will fill the air as more than 50 fine artists, crafts men and women display their art in the first annual Historic Downtown Art Walk, Saturday, April 13th.
The staff of the Hampton Inn and Suites of West Point truly have something to be proud about, as they were notified just last week that they will soon be the recipients of the Hilton Circle of Excellence Award.