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June 27th, 2013

Ruby Conerly Ballard

June 27, 2013

Ruby Conerly Ballard, 77, passed away, on June 26, 2013, at her home, in Pickensville, Alabama.
Mrs. Ruby Conerly Ballard was born February 24, 1936, in Monroe County, the daughter of the late
Preston Johnston and Ethel Adelaide Bush Conerly.  She was the Bookkeeper for Ballard and Hudspeth Construction Company.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pickensville, AL, and a member of the West Point Red Hat Society.  She married Edward Stinson Ballard, Sr. on January 10, 1953, and he passed away January 20, 2007. 

Mooney to lead West Point Rotary Club over next year

June 27, 2013

Officers of the Rotary Club of West Point passed the gavel to next year’s officers during the club’s Thursday meeting.

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Eldora Hamilton Odneal

June 27, 2013

Eldora Hamilton Odneal age 97, died June 24, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home. Funeral services are Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Wesley officiating. Burial will follow in the Tibbee Community Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 1-5 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Dusty road source of concerns

June 27, 2013

The dust is so bad you can barely breathe, says several residents living on Deanes Road in Clay County. And aside from trying to keep the dust from settling into their lungs, residents say the dust on Deanes Road clouds up so thickly, motorists can barely see the road in front of them when vehicles pass by, which some say is a serious concern.

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Public or private?

June 27, 2013

A spur route in Tibbee used for years and years by landowners living there was a hot topic of conversation at Thursday’s Clay County Board of Supervisors’ meeting.

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Culin-Arts to distribute Wolf t-shirts, posters and tickets

June 27, 2013

The 2013 Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival t-shirts, tickets and posters are on sale. Culin-Arts on Commerce Street is the source for this year’s Wolf memorabilia promoting the 18th annual festival that takes place on August 30. Medium to large shirts are $15 with 2X and 3X going for $20. Posters are $10, and tickets to the festival are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Above, Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum Director Richard Ramsey helps Culin-Arts owner Valeda Carmichael stock the shelves at her store on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Davis

School Board hears proposed '13-'14 budget

June 27, 2013

Monday's West Point School District budget hearing was met with no opposition from members of the general public, and the proposed budget is now waiting approval by the West Point School Board of Trustees.

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One injured in Tuesday Night Shooting

June 27, 2013

Local emergency officials rushed to the scene of a shooting Tuesday night in the area of Jim James Court where one man was shot and transported to the Clay County Medical Center for treatment of his injury.

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June 26th

NMCHEA case still under appeal

June 26, 2013

The Mississippi Supreme Court or Court of Appeals has not yet entered a ruling on an appeal to a March 25 Clay County Circuit Court order granting judgement to the North Mississippi Center For Educational Advancement (NMCHEA).

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WPPD hosting Open Carry forum for business leader

June 26, 2013

Dozens of questions and concerns about Mississippi's new Open Carry Law has prompted the West Point Police Department to host a forum on the issue for local business owners and business managers.

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