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May 20th, 2013

Voting Tuesday at the Civic

May 20, 2013

The battle for West Point’s Ward 3 Selectman post continues today at the Civic.
Polls open at 7 a.m. this morning, and voters from that Ward will vote until 7 p.m. tonight to chose who will fill the seat starting this summer.
Incumbent Charles Collins, Jimmy Clark and Ken Poole began as the three candidates vying for the seat during the May 7 municipal primary.
All three are Democrats.
Poole was eliminated in the initial run, leaving Clark and Collins in a runoff.
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May 18th

BREAKING: Pittman, others challenge election in court

May 18, 2013

Ward 5 Selectman Jasper Pittman has officially filed a motion in court, challenging the May 7, 2013 municipal elections in West Point.
News station WCBI out of Columbus broke the story this evening that Pittman, along with Chiketa Young, Larry Stevenson, Kiara Lane and Annie Cattledge had filed two motions.
The first challenges the May 7, win of West Point business owner Gary Dedeauz over Pittman in the Ward 5 race, alleging that the election was not handled properly.

May 17th

Election commission appointment postponed

May 17, 2013

Voters of District 4 were hoping to learn Friday who their new election commissioner would be, but the Clay County Board of Supervisors opted to postpone the appointment until a later date.

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More criminal activity expected during summer

May 17, 2013

What’s happens each summer in West Point and all across the state? Unfortunately, an increase in criminal activity that prompts law enforcement to urge residents to secure their belongings, especially bikes and other outdoor equipment.

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Legendary piano graces Clay County

May 17, 2013

A Steinway & Sons piano that belonged to legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz has been touring the country, and on Tuesday evening, the piano was featured in West Point for a reception hosted by the Mississippi State University College of Education and Department of Music.

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May 16th

Pizza Inn closes its doors

May 16, 2013

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance confirmed Wednesday that Pizza Inn of West Point is no longer in business.

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May 15th

Pittman requests outside law firm to review election

May 15, 2013

Five days after the West Point Municipal Election Commission certified votes in all races, Ward 5 Selectman Jasper Pittman made a request for the city to hire an outside law firm to review the 2013 Primary Election in West Point.

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City adopts 2014 budget

May 15, 2013

No opposition was heard Tuesday from the public regarding West Point’s five separate budgets, which were adopted for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

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Absentee voting in Ward 3 runoff continues

May 15, 2013

Jimmy Clark and Charles Collins will go head-to-head in a runoff for the city’s Ward 3 post on May 21.
The city has announced that absentee voting for that election begins today.
City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., regular business hours, from today until Friday, May 17.
City Hall will also be open on Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. until noon. That is final day for absentee voting.
Clark, Collins and Ken Poole squared off last Tuesday for Ward 3, and neither Clark nor Collins received 50 percent plus one vote.
Polls will open on May 21 at 7 a.m.

May 14th

Established cheesecake manufacturer to open in West Point

May 14, 2013

Get your plates and forks ready for a scrumptious bite of cheesecake from Jubilations Cheesecake, which is opening for business next week at the Shops of Community Commons in West Point.

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