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June 3rd, 2013

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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May 30th

Three Jailed On Felony Drug Charges

May 30, 2013

On May 28, 2013 the Clay County Sheriff Department assisted by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested 3 individuals on felony drug warrants. Arrested were Brandon Butler, age 27, on 2 felony drug warrants for Sale of Cocaine, Dana Gustavis, age 27, on a felony drug warrant for Sale of Marijuana and Malicious Mischief and Lyndon Fisher, age 49, on a felony drug warrant for Sale of Hydrocodone and Sale of Alprazolam.

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Man Wanted By Clay County Authorities

May 30, 2013

Montrell Collins aka Peanut (DOB 06-16-1981), is wanted by Clay County Sheriff Department for felony malicious mischief and 2 counts trespassing. Last known address is 2329 Gillespie Road, Cedar Bluff.
Anyone with any information on this individual is encouraged to contact the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or the Clay County Sheriff’s Department at 662-494-2896.

Plunkett, Pittman take stand

May 30, 2013

An eight-member jury settled into their seats Thursday for the third day of testimony in a case against the city of West Point alleging race discrimination and wrongful termination.

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Circuit Clerk’s office switching to electronic filing

May 30, 2013

The invention of paper and ink may have been a businessman’s dream in the old days of operating a company from day to day. But what came along and made it even better? The computer.

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BankFirst closing Waverly branch

May 30, 2013

BankFirst Financial Services will close its West Point Waverly branch on September 3, 2013 bank officials have reported.

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May 29th

Plunkett suit against the city continues this week in court

May 29, 2013

Friction. Turmoil. Belittlement. Disarray. All these terms were used Wednesday in Aberdeen’s federal court to describe the situation in the West Point Water and Light Department that allegedly led to the termination of Shasta Plunkett, former interim supervisor of the department.

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