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February 21st, 2013

Accelerated math class going strong

February 21, 2013

Earning a general education diploma is right around the corner for many Clay County residents, some of whom simply need to complete the math portion of the GED program before taking the examination.
Since so many residents of West Point only lack the math portion of the GED Program, East Mississippi Community College-West Point campus is holding a two-week accelerated math class just for these students.

West Point Center’s first C2C class productive

February 21, 2013

What a busy semester it’s turning out to be for East Mississippi Community College’s West Point Center where more and more natives of Clay County are coming out to take advantage of the programs it offers.
One of those programs, Counseling 2 Career, caters solely to 18 to 21 year olds by instructing participants how to conduct themselves at a workplace, how to work well with others, how to write resumes and how to effectively interact with customers in a positive manner. Counseling 2 Career (C2C) also teaches participants organizational skills, computer skills and basic workplace skills.

Consolidation bill sent to House Education Committee

February 21, 2013

A Mississippi Senate Bill requesting the consolidation of the West Point School District and the Clay County School District is now being considered by the Mississippi House of Representatives Education Committee.
The Bill, which passed the Senate last Friday, was sent to the House Education Committee this Thursday.

February 20th

Local Navistar to benefit from Army contract

February 20, 2013

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar Defense, LLC, already a key supplier to the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP), has received an urgent delivery order from the U.S. Army (TACOM LCMC) to retrofit 205 armored cabs onto Navistar Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) currently designated for service with the Afghan National Security Forces.

Election Analysis: District 36 likely to see session end without a vote

February 20, 2013

As the March 12 Special Election to fill the empty seat for District 36 approaches, the odds are not with constituents of that district having a vote during the current legislative session.
When the late David Gibbs passed away in early January, that all but sealed the absence of representation during the current session.

Alleged habitual offender wants judgement tossed

February 20, 2013

It was last April when 26-year-old Amonty Young of West Point was sentenced as a habitual offender to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charge of uttering forgery. Now Young is petitioning Clay County Circuit Court to toss out the judgement on several bases, including an alleged violation by the grand jury of Clay County.

Stolen 4-wheeler incident under investigation

February 20, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff Department needs your help in locating a 2007 Polaris 700 4-wheeler stolen from a barn located on Highway 45 North Alt., West Point, MS.

The theft occurred on February 16, 2013 or the early morning hours of February 17, 2013. The 4-wheeler is black and gray in color with a winch on front with the serial number 4XAMH68A17A967061.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or the Clay County Sheriff Department at 662-494-2896.

February 19th

Absentee ballots available for March 12 election

February 19, 2013

Absentee ballots for the upcoming March 12, 2013 Special Election for the District 36 House Seat are available as of 8 a.m. this morning.
Clay County Election Commissioner Wendy Fuller says that ballots are now available to those who are qualified to vote in this election.
The election will be held to fill the seat of the late David Gibbs of Clay County.
There has been no approval of Voter ID by the Justice Department so no ID will be required for this election.

Automated meter installation begins

February 19, 2013

New state-of-the-art automated electric and water meters are well on their way to the homes and businesses of West Point’s water and light customers, whom Water and Light Department officials say will benefit from the change.
Last March the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen approved an Energy Performance Contract with the company Siemens to replace the old meters with new digital ones, and the Water and Light Department has now started the process of installing the new meters at many locations around town.

Cameras going up at SKW Park

February 19, 2013

Keeping an eye on valuable park property in Sally Kate Winter Park will soon be as simple as clicking a computer mouse now that installation of cameras in SKW Park is underway this week.
In December the West Point Water and Light Department announced that it would be installing the cameras in SKW Park along with Wifi for park patrons who want to browse the Internet for free while enjoying an evening in the park.

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