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May 10th, 2013

West Point is on the map

May 10, 2013

When Richard Ramsey’s phone rings, the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum Director never knows who is going to be on the other end.

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May 9th

Twice as nice: Williamson, Kelly repeat doubles title

May 9, 2013

This journey to a back to back state championship began at the Ridgeland Tennis Center and late Wednesday afternoon the long road to a repeat ended in Ridgeland as Oak Hill Academy’s Kim Kelly and John Wesley Williamson defeated their Lamar School opponents, Olivia Mabry and Joseph Marcello, in three sets 6-1, 6-7, 6-4.

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Rasberry pens book to promote literacy

May 9, 2013

Nothing is more important than giving children the best start in life. Dr. Johnnie E. Rasberry wants to help parents with his book, “Hannibal’s Garden and the Friends That Helped Him.”

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Board votes 3-2 to remove Fuller from office

May 9, 2013

After 12 years of serving the electors of Clay County, veteran Clay County Election Commissioner Wendy Fuller fought back tears Thursday following the news that she is being removed from office.

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Dedeaux wins Ward 5

May 9, 2013

What a thrilling moment it must have been for local businessman Gary Dedeaux, who learned Thursday that he was declared the winner of the race for Ward 5 selectman.

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May 8th

Two ballots could spell victory for Dedeaux

May 8, 2013

The West Point Municipal Election Commission hoped affidavit voting would wrap up quickly Wednesday, but a tight Ward 5 race caused a delay and prompted input from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office.

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Pedestrian OK after being struck by car

May 8, 2013

Wednesday afternoon, at perhaps the busiest intersection for walkers and motorists, a woman was struck by a car as she was crossing the street at the intersection of East Main Street and Commerce Street.

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Cole discusses writing process with students

May 8, 2013

A one thousand word essay was Bobby Cole’s worst nightmare when he was a high school English student.
It was a bad dream he had while asleep at his remote deer camp several years ago that would eventually become the inspiration to a 90,000 word novel, “The Dummy Line.”

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May 7th

Wards 1 and 2 welcome new selectmen, Wards 3 and 5 could head to runoff

May 8, 2013

West Point citizens already knew they were going to have a new mayor and a new Ward 1 selectmen after Tuesday night.
Scott Ross (mayor) and Rod Bobo (Ward 1) decided not to run in the 2013 municipal elections, paving the way for Harmon Robbie Robinson to become Mayor and Linda Hannah to take over the post in Ward 1.
Ward 2's incumbent Homer Cannon has been defeated by William Binder.

The official results are below:

Ward 1
Linda Hannah 425
William Young 159

Ward 2
William Binder 353
Homer Cannon 247

Ward 3
Jimmy Clark 382
Charles Collins 235
Ken Poole 222

Ward 4

McBrayer: It is still going to be a challenge

May 7, 2013

Initial election results on Tuesday night indicate that Keith McBrayer will keep his Ward 4 post, and it is a landslide victory.
With a little over 700 total absentee votes to be counted, McBrayer has already secured 93 percent of the vote in his ward against opponent A.C. House Jr.
McBrayer leads 733-50.
"That's great," McBrayer said from the Civic on Tuesday night after ballots had been counted, noting that this was the largest margin of victory for him to date.

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