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February 4th, 2013

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.

Rep. Ellis to speak at legislative breakfast tomorrow

February 2, 2013

West Point and Clay County citizens will have an opportunity to address District 37 State Representative Tyrone Ellis tomorrow morning at City Hall.
The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance will be hosting a Legislative Breakfast, and Ellis is slated to attend.
It is an informal event, intended to allow Ellis and other representatives in the House and State Senate an opportunity to address current issues that affect Clay County and the region.

January 31st

Lisa Klutts named Citizen of the Year

February 1, 2013

Thursday night's 87th Annual West Point Banquet, hosted by the Growth Alliance, was full of recognition of West Point citizens.
Archie "Arch" Murray and Kyle Chandler IV were both inducted into the West Point Hall of Fame.
The top honoree of the night, however, was Lisa Klutts, who took home the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Cynthia Wilson, Director of the Growth Alliance.
More on this story, along with pictures and other awards will appear in Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader.

New police cruisers arrive

January 31, 2013

Imagine just how much wear and tear your vehicle would suffer if it was driven almost nonstop every single day of the week. Now ask yourself about how much you would be out of pocket in maintenance expenses trying to keep that car in operation.
Luckily most folks don’t have to worry about such a thing, but every few years law enforcement administrators find themselves having to replace many police cruisers that suffer damage from being on the road 24 hours a day.

County names Parker new volunteer fire coordinator

January 31, 2013

The Clay County Board of Supervisors welcomed Starkville native Robert Parker this week as Clay County’s new volunteer fire services coordinator, who will be charged with overseeing each of the county’s seven volunteer fire departments.

OHA’s elementary curriculum lays the foundation for college

January 31, 2013

Oak Hill Academy Counselor Francis Dawkins says that when the state backed off raising the number of credits required for graduation in English, Math, Science and Social Studies, OHA did no such thing.
In fact, the West Point academy raised its standards to above the national average for credits required for graduation.
“Students need that in order to be successful in college,” Dawkins said on Thursday morning. “They need to be pushed because that’s what’s going to happen in college.”

January 30th

Pryor to speak on McClure renovations at tonight’s Banquet

January 30, 2013

Tickets are still available for the 87th Annual Banquet, hosted by the Growth Alliance that will take place tonight and will feature a night of awards, recognition of community leaders, West Point Hall of Fame inductions and the keynote speaker, Roger Pryor.
Pryor is a native of West Point and graduated from West Point High School.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

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