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June 5th, 2013

Evans informs Civitans on being prepared

June 5, 2013

Tornadoes, floods and fires can happen any time in our area. Perneatha Evans of the American Red Cross in Columbus, talked to the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club about what can be done in case of a disaster.

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Chief: Roadblocks successful, not designed to profile

June 5, 2013

Roadblocks can be hassle for drivers, especially ones who are in a hurry, but law enforcement agencies see these checkpoints as an opportunity to make the roads more safe for drivers.

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June 4th

Stolen car recovered in Monroe County with damage

June 4, 2013

Holiday weekends should be fun and relaxing.
As one West Point citizen found out on Memorial Day, it’s also a time to be on guard and keep a watch on your property.

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Jury awards $100,000 to former Water and Light Superintendent

June 4, 2013

According to the federal jury, which oversaw a five-day trial in Aberdeen after Memorial Day, Shasta Plunkett, the former Interim Superintendent for the West Point Power and Light Department was discriminated against when he was fired by city officials.

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Police still seek suspect in armed robbery incident

June 4, 2013

The West Point Police Department is still investigating an armed robbery incident, which happened over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Jury finds in favor of Plunkett

June 4, 2013

Testimony lasted into Monday afternoon, but a federal jury on Monday evening returned a verdict in favor of former West Point Interim Water and Light Superintendent Shasta Plunkett.
Plunkett was awarded $100,000 for emotional distress, and the jury awarded him $5,000 in lost wages.
Details about the trial and the verdict will be in Wednesday's Daily Times Leader.

June 3rd

Jury still out in Plunkett trial

June 3, 2013

As of press time on Monday afternoon, no verdict had been reached in the case concerning former West Point Light and Water Superintendent Shasta Plunkett.

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EMCC seeing great GED success in county

June 3, 2013

The West Point campus of East Mississippi Community College has been running out of space for those attending GED classes.

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Raspberry advocates for early childhood education to board

June 3, 2013

West Point author and literacy advocate Johnny Raspberry continued to raise awareness for Pre-K literacy at the Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday morning.

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May 31st

Man Shot Thursday Night, Suspect Arrested

May 31, 2013

Shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday night, West Point police officers were dispatched to a residence in the Seitz subdivision in reference to a shooting. Clay County E-911 informed police that the caller was requesting an ambulance because one individual on scene advised that he had been shot.

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