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March 5th, 2013

Jones takes oath as city judge

March 5, 2013

Bennie Jones II takes the oath of office as city judge on Monday morning at the Municipal Court Room in West Point. Holding his personal Bible is his wife Anna Jones, and standing beside him is his son, Bennie Jones III. Administering the oath is West Point Mayor Scott Ross. Photo by Bryan Davis

March 4th

County moves forward in Powersite project

March 4, 2013

With no opposition heard, the Clay County Board of Supervisors moved forward Monday with the next phase of its economic development project through which the county hopes hundreds of jobs will land in Clay County.
Last month the board heard from Gordon Flowers, Chairman of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, who requested that the board ready themselves to issue bonds in the event that a major industry decided to locate to Clay County.

Friday Night Jams starts spring slate this week

March 4, 2013

Hosted by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council, Friday Night Jams will start this Friday night, March 8th. The jam session will be from 7-9:30pm at the Parks and Recreation Building in Marshall Park.
Friday Night Jams are open to everyone, but keep in mind this is an informal playing event with no preset program or tune list. And the sessions will be family-friendly events, where no smoking or alcohol is allowed, but people are welcome to bring refreshments to share.

County warrants, jail docket to debut online

March 4, 2013

Wondering who’s gotten booked into the Clay County Jail lately?
Well, soon, folks won’t have to wonder because starting this June the public will be able to look online to see who’s been booked in and out of jail and see what they’re charged with.

March 2nd

Spring Art Walk coming to town

March 2, 2013

By Kathy Dyess,
Special to the
Daily Times Leader

A mighty Spring Storm will hit downtown West Point—a “perfect” storm of Art, that is! Creativity will fill the air as more than 50 fine artists, crafts men and women display their art in the first annual Historic Downtown Art Walk, Saturday, April 13th.

Local hotel receives prestigious honor

March 2, 2013

The staff of the Hampton Inn and Suites of West Point truly have something to be proud about, as they were notified just last week that they will soon be the recipients of the Hilton Circle of Excellence Award.

Delinquencies may yield garnishments, liens

March 2, 2013

When a $10 a month garbage bill reaches a whopping $2,000 it’s probably safe to say there’s a problem.
And that particular problem was discussed Thursday by the Clay County Board of Supervisors and Clay County Tax Assessor/Collector Paige Lamkin, who requested further action be taken to collect delinquent garbage fees.

February 28th

Pilot Club to host Legends Concert tomorrow night

February 28, 2013

Hundreds of Clay County children file into the Bryan Public Library each week of every summer to witness an educational program.
Whether it be music, reading or the annual visit from the “snake man” these kids have the benefit of learning new things even when school is not in session.
The Pilot Club of West Point supports the Summer Reading Program financially, and it is time for the club’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
The 8th Annual Legends Concert will take place on tomorrow night at the Mary Holmes Campus Gym.

Moore: Healthcare ‘complicated’

February 28, 2013

The future of Mississippi’s health care is not certain.
It’s an issue that has many facets, and everyone will likely be affected by the Affordable Healthcare Act whether it be negative or positive.
Tim Moore, Vice President for Community Hospitals with the North Mississippi Health Services attempted to shed some light on the impact of AFA and the issue of Medicaid expansion at the Thursday meeting of the West Point Rotary Club.
“When we talk about Medicaid expansion and the ways that hospitals are funded, it’s a very complicated matter,” Moore began.

February 27th

Hard-working people keeping Ellis Steel afloat

February 27, 2013

If West Point ever suffers another economic blow, you can bet it won’t be coming from longtime construction company Ellis Steel. No, Ellis Steel President Frank Hopper said Wednesday that Ellis Steel is going strong and Ellis Steel is here to stay.
But how has the manufacturer of steel structures been able to thrive nearly 90 years, especially in today’s tough economic situation? Well, Hopper said, the biggest reason the company is doing so well is the dedicated, hard working team of 175 people, who continue daily to give the company all they have.

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