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December 29th

Absentee ballots arrive for Special Election

December 29, 2012

Absentee ballots for the Senate District 16 Special Election arrived Thursday to the Clay County Circuit Clerk’s Office, and absentee voting will open Wednesday and be open for the next two weeks.
Senate District16 absentee ballots, which will bear the names of Clay County candidates Kenny Fowler and Angela Turner-Lairy, have been reviewed, signed by the Clay County Election Commission and approved by the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office.

December 27th

BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR SILOAM WATER ASSOCIATION NO. 3-BEASLEY WELL

December 27, 2012

Approximately 906 customers in Clay County are now under a boil water notice, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The notice issued on Thursday morning warns customers under the Siloam Water Association No. 3-Beasley Well to boil their water before drinking.
A check valve malfunction produced a system-wide pressure loss.

December 24th

WEATHER ALERT

December 24, 2012

Weather reports indicate that a low-pressure system will cause thunderstorms, some possibly severe, on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service is warning that the system will begin to move in the early-morning hours, with showers starting to fall at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
By mid-afternoon, some of the storms may become severe throughout the state, although weather reports indicate that most of the severe weather will occure below Interstate 20.
However, Clay County residents need to be prepared for severe weather that may include tornados, hail or damaging winds.

December 21st

Longtime West Point resident Fowler wants District 16 seat

December 21, 2012

When Kenny Fowler approached his wife Lavern of 45 years about the possibility of running for public office, he did not really know what to expect.
Fowler says his wife, a retired West Point school teacher, was immediately supportive, and after exploring the option for some time, Fowler has officially entered the race for the senate seat for District 16.
District 16 covers Clay County, as well as parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties.

BOMB THREAT UPDATE: Police respond to bomb threat at AutoZone, false alarm at school

December 21, 2012

Friday was a busy day for the West Point Police Department.
Before noon, officers had responded to a legitimate bomb threat at the auto parts store AutoZone on Highway 45 Alternate and a false alarm at a West Point school.
“We had a bomb threat at AutoZone this morning,” West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley confirmed on Friday afternoon, adding that this is the third threat of that nature in the last three months. “We're still investigating it.”

December 19th

Locals can donate to Sandy Hook School Support Fund

December 19, 2012

John Voket, Associate Editor of the Newtown Bee in Newtown, Connecticut issued a statement to other press agencies this week, asking newspapers and other media outlets across the nation and globe to disseminate a link to the Newtown Savings Bank, which serves the community affected by last Friday's massacre.
Unfortunately, the horrific event has paved the way for scams, and many people wishing to donate directly to victims families do not know where to turn. Follow the link below, and you will be able to donate money that will go directly to helping the people affected by this tragedy.

December 18th

Trained and Ready: WPPD well-prepared in event of mass shooting

December 18, 2012

The massacre last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School continues to consume the minds of many across the nation, especially the moms and dads of school-aged kids whose protection has shot to the top of the priority list.
Questions about added security at schools have overwhelmed the White House and the law enforcement community, and many parents locally have wondered what the plan of action is if ever a mass murderer found his or her way into schools in West Point.

December 15th

Local citizens react to Connecticut shooting

December 15, 2012

Pure shock and disbelief can just about sum up the way most of the nation was feeling Friday when they learned of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left two dozen students and staff dead.
No one could quite understand what coaxed the alleged gunman, Adam Lanza, to pick up two loaded guns, walk into the school and open fire on students no older than six years.

West Point plays key role in NMMC award

December 15, 2012

In 2012, the United Health Foundation ranked Mississippi 49th in the nation in its quality of health care delivery to its citizens.
Those who are provided health care services by Northeast Mississippi Health Services, however, know that the care that is being provided is some of the best in the nation.
Recently, NMHS was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, one that is given to corporations each year that span a variety of fields.

WiFi, cameras to be installed at SKW Park

December 15, 2012

If you’ve ever taken a stroll around Central Park in New York City you’ve more than likely seen several people sitting out on the lawn tuning out the activities around them as they type away on their laptops. They’re laying back browsing the web, checking the latest Facebook statuses or even working away from the office, enjoying the convenience of the Internet without any tangly wires in the way thanks to NYC’s free wireless Internet service in the park.
Now West Point city officials want to give residents and visitors the same sort of experience.

DTL staff STARKVILLE — The West Point varsity baseball team traveled to Starkville High Saturday...
DTL staff PHEBA — The Hebron Christian Academy Eagles won their final game of the regular season...
DTL staff The Oak Hill tennis team dropped its first district match Monday afternoon 5-4 in West...

 

 

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