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June 6th, 2013

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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June 5th

Open carry raises concerns

June 5, 2013

A new Mississippi gun law that will take effect on July 1 has raised concerns with law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

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Evans informs Civitans on being prepared

June 5, 2013

Tornadoes, floods and fires can happen any time in our area. Perneatha Evans of the American Red Cross in Columbus, talked to the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club about what can be done in case of a disaster.

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Chief: Roadblocks successful, not designed to profile

June 5, 2013

Roadblocks can be hassle for drivers, especially ones who are in a hurry, but law enforcement agencies see these checkpoints as an opportunity to make the roads more safe for drivers.

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June 4th

Stolen car recovered in Monroe County with damage

June 4, 2013

Holiday weekends should be fun and relaxing.
As one West Point citizen found out on Memorial Day, it’s also a time to be on guard and keep a watch on your property.

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Jury awards $100,000 to former Water and Light Superintendent

June 4, 2013

According to the federal jury, which oversaw a five-day trial in Aberdeen after Memorial Day, Shasta Plunkett, the former Interim Superintendent for the West Point Power and Light Department was discriminated against when he was fired by city officials.

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Police still seek suspect in armed robbery incident

June 4, 2013

The West Point Police Department is still investigating an armed robbery incident, which happened over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Jury finds in favor of Plunkett

June 4, 2013

Testimony lasted into Monday afternoon, but a federal jury on Monday evening returned a verdict in favor of former West Point Interim Water and Light Superintendent Shasta Plunkett.
Plunkett was awarded $100,000 for emotional distress, and the jury awarded him $5,000 in lost wages.
Details about the trial and the verdict will be in Wednesday's Daily Times Leader.

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