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February 19th, 2013

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.

Clay County Gridiron Review is here!

February 19, 2013

After a long wait and a minor shipping error, the Clay County Gridiron Review has arrived to the Daily Times Leader office. There's a limited amount available, and they are $1 each. Come by today to pick one up.

Crash Claims Life of Clay County Man

February 19, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff Department and the Clay County Coroner's Office is still investigating a Saturday night car crash that left one man dead and another person hospitalized with multiple injuries.

February 18th

City welcomes two new patrolmen

February 18, 2013

The city of West Point and the West Point Police Department proudly welcomes West Point native Ramirez Ivy and Macon native Mary Beth Watt to the force of the WPPD where they will serve as patrol officers.
Last Tuesday, the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen voted in executive session to hire Ivy and Watt, who both said they are pleased and excited about serving the community of West Point.

Wolf’s voice helped create America’s music

February 18, 2013

There is an aura of mystery which surrounds the Mississippi Delta Blues.
The music itself is still mysterious to the ear, even decades after its inception and subsequent years of exploration and yet to be achieved perfection.
Legends tell of spirits, demons and contractual agreements at haunted “crossroads” where a musical wannabe could turn himself into a musical virtuoso by giving his soul as a ransom for talent.

Twisted burgers a big hit so far on Main

February 18, 2013

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

It’s a burger fit for a king.
Well, it would be good enough for the king of Rock and Roll anyway.
If Elvis Presley is still living, like some still believe, he will undoubtedly make the 45 minute drive from his hometown to the Twisted Burger Company on Main Street.
“The Fat Elvis,” a burger named in his honor and in memory of some of the King’s not so great eating habits is fixed with peanut butter, banana, a sizable beef patty, a couple of strips of bacon and some thick bread for a bun.

February 16th

SKW to host Fun Run, 5K in April

February 16, 2013

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and there is no better place to raise awareness for this issue than West Point, home of Sally Kate Winters Family Services.
The Sally Kate Winters Home services families and runaway teens who are dealing with bad home environments and abusive situations.
SKW will be hosting its fourth annual Spring Into Action event on April 13, which will include a 5 p.m child Fun Run, followed by a full-on 5K at 5:30.
“We want to be a silver lining for kids when they are in a dark place,” said Heather Usry, spokesperson for SKW.

GA building repaired, tourism tax already making a difference

February 16, 2013

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance has been busy during the first month-plus of 2013.
Two weeks ago, GA Director Cynthia Wilson hosted the 87th Annual Banquet for the city under the theme “Our Secrets Revealed.”
Over the past few weeks workers have been busy remediating the Growth Alliance building due to mold issues. The building, constructed in 1915, was remediated thanks to money donated by the West Point Community Foundation and Milton Sundbeck.

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