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June 11th, 2013

New electrician job to save school district thousands

June 11, 2013

Saving each and every dollar that can possibly be saved is one of the goals of the West Point School District, which recently discovered another way to save not hundreds but thousands of dollars beginning next school year.

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June 10th

City employee leaving to pursue Air Force career

June 10, 2013

Justin Estes learned how to play the piano in a day.
He was 13 at the time, and he had never touched the instrument in any serious way before.
“I had a wild hair that I wanted to play the piano,” Estes said from his office at West Point City Hall on Monday. “I got a keyboard for Christmas that year, and I began reading the music books.”

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Trial reset for alleged drug offender

June 10, 2013

A federal jury trial on an alleged drug offender from West Point was originally scheduled to begin Monday, but a federal judge ordered that the trial be pushed to mid-August.

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West Point Resident Jailed For Murder

June 10, 2013

On Sunday, June 9, 2013, around 03:27 a.m., Columbus police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Highway 45 North in reference to a vehicle accident.
When officers arrived on scene, they noticed an unknown black male in the passenger’s side of a 2004 maroon Chevrolet Malibu with what appeared to be a gunshot wound in the chest area.

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June 7th

Reed takes over as head of Arts Council

June 7, 2013

Scott Reed has been involved with the West Point/Clay County Arts Council since he was in the second grade.

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Longtime educator Smith leaving for position in Meridian

June 7, 2013

Robert Smith has put a lot of students on the right career path during his 17 years with the West Point School District.

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Citizens warned to lock their doors, catalogue belongings

June 7, 2013

Not much is safe anymore from the hands of thieves.
While police are use to responding to burglaries involving guns, money and other valuables, it appears that a detachable car part was the target of at least one thief.
West Point Police Department Chief Investigator Albert Lee told the Daily Times Leader on Friday that on May 29, police were dispatched an East Street residence where a brake light had been stolen during the night from a 2003 Trailblazer.

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June 6th

Pickering recovers over $57,000 for Clay County

June 6, 2013

(Jackson,) – State Auditor Stacey Pickering recovered $69,220.76 and presented a check in the amount of $57,512.99, yesterday, June 5, to the Clay County Circuit Clerk’s Office following an investigation into former Circuit Clerk Bobbie Davis’ misappropriations of public funds.

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County will save $18,000 by opting into new drug coverage

June 6, 2013

Some Clay County employees may soon see an increase the cost of their prescription drugs.
The increase would have been mandatory beginning July 1, 2014, but a vote by the Clay County Board of Supervisors on Thursday morning will bring the county under the new plan early, a move that will save the taxpayers nearly $18,000 this year.

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Cole reaching thousands through electronic book sales

June 6, 2013

The electronic age has transformed many industries.
It can be argued that the print industry has taken some hits thanks to online publications and E-Readers, but for West Point author Bobby Cole, the results have all been positive.

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