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February 7th, 2013

Wanted man surrenders to police

February 7, 2013

47-year-old Kenny Lang of Columbus surrender to the Clay County Sheriff Department Thursday morning, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott.
Lang was wanted by the Sheriff Department on a Clay County Circuit Court capias warrant for driving under the influence – third offense.
Lang’s bond was set at $5,000 and Lang bonded out by mid-afternoon Thursday.

February 6th

Conference approaches in suit against officers

February 6, 2013

The United States Northern District Court of Mississippi is proceeding this month with a lawsuit filed against two West Point police officers accused of assaulting and wrongfully arresting Clay County resident Gregory Brooks.
Brooks filed a lawsuit in September alleging that for no reason these two officers assaulted him and took him to jail after Brooks reportedly called officers out to his home to press charges against his sister for telephone harassment.

February 5th

Several damaged county roads to be repaired

February 5, 2013

Growing up in the country, many Clay County residents have pretty much become accustomed to traveling over bumpy, dirt and gravel country roads that don’t receive the regular maintenance they need to stay in tip-top condition.
But that doesn’t mean these travelers like having their vehicles beat up and bruised by roads heavy with dangerous potholes and roads that are very off level.

Police seeking information on stolen items

February 5, 2013

Over the past two weeks, the West Point Police Department Investigation Division has worked several burglary cases.
The Police Department’s investigators are tracking leads to some of the suspects in several cases investigators are currently working on. The Investigation Division does have information that some of the items related to the burglary cases have been sold. The Police Department is asking anyone who may have purchased any of the following items or knows anyone who has purchased them to please come forward.

February 4th

Board begins bond-issuance process for industry recruitment

February 4, 2013

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is taking the next step in the county’s goal of economic development growth by beginning the process of bond issuances in preparation for new industry to locate in Clay County.
Before unanimously approving the first phases of the process, the board heard Monday from Chairman of the Golden Triangle Development LINK Gordon Flowers, who advised the board that getting ready to issue bonds is the thing to do now so it won’t take long to receive funds that are needed for an industry project.

Easterling selected as interim prosecutor

February 4, 2013

After a three-two vote Monday morning, the Clay County Board of Supervisors selected local attorney Michelle Easterling to serve temporarily as Clay County’s prosecuting attorney.
The selection comes just days after former County Prosecuting Attorney Angela Turner-Lairy submitted her letter of resignation stepping down from the post after serving as prosecutor for five years.

Ellis: I want our state to succeed

February 4, 2013

District 37 Representative Tyrone Ellis wants Clay County residents to know they are not without representation at the state capitol.
The death of David Gibbs in early January still leaves a seat vacant during the midst of a 90-day legislative session. This leaves only Ellis and District 39 Representative Republican Gary Chism as representatives for Clay County.
Ellis spoke to Clay County citizens on Monday morning at the Legislative Breakfast, sponsored by the Growth Alliance.

February 2nd

Clay County convict escapes, caught within an hour

February 2, 2013

36 year-old Lorenzo Chandler managed to walk out of the Clay County jail on Saturday morning, but thanks to some heads-up law enforcement, deputies were able to apprehend him in about 45 minutes, according to the Sheriff's Department.
"He got away, but it was only for about 45 minutes," a source at the Clay County jail said at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. "He won't be getting away again."
According to the source, Chandler had been arrested for utility fraud, accused of cutting his way back into his electrical meter when his power was cut for now paying his bill.

Clay County native Davidson announces bid for District 36 House seat

February 2, 2013

Jimmy Davidson knows a little bit about family.
Along with his late wife Ruby, the West Point native raised seven children. Like many Clay County residents, Davidson also worked at Bryan Foods, which has since closed its doors along with many other companies in the area.
Family and work are the two main components in Davidson’s platform as he seeks the office of State Representative for District 36.

McClure Building to be new home for the arts

February 2, 2013

Only a handful of states remained in white, indicating no one from those borders had yet registered as a visitor to the Howlin’ Wolf Museum in West Point.
The map contained in Roger Pryor’s powerpoint presentation to the crowd at the 87th Annual Banquet for the community on Thursday night also had 14 foreign nations listed which have sent visitors to the heart of this city to pay tribute to Wolf.
Pryor, an architect and West Point native has helped to preserve numerous buildings in West Point, as a partner in the Pryor and Morrow architect firm.

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