February 4th, 2013
After a three-two vote Monday morning, the Clay County Board of Supervisors selected local attorney Michelle Easterling to serve temporarily as Clay Countyâ€™s prosecuting attorney.
The selection comes just days after former County Prosecuting Attorney Angela Turner-Lairy submitted her letter of resignation stepping down from the post after serving as prosecutor for five years.
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.
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.
The Lady Wave knew that Friday night was important, not only for their four senior players playing in their final regular-season home game but Friday was also important for district standings.
Blocking the way of West Pointâ€™s chances for victory were the Saltillo Lady Tigers, the team which the Lady Wave defeated earlier in the season 50-48 at Saltillo.
Oak Hillâ€™s Junior High squads battled it out at the district tournament in Louisville at Winston Academy on Thursday night, playing Canton. The boys won 60-21, and the girls dominated, winninng 49-31. To the left, Drew Riley throws up a shot against a defender, and on the right, Mikalya Poindexter dribbles the ball down the court for the Lady Raiders. The two teams went at it again on Saturday, and the varsity teams had their senior night celebration on Friday. Full coverage of these games will be in Tuesdayâ€™s edition of the Daily Times Leader. Photo by Dana Smith
The atmosphere in the West Point High School gym was pure electric on Senior night as five West Point Green Wave players were recognized for their contribution to the West Point basketball program.
The opponent for Senior Night was district-foe, the Saltillo Tigers. In the previous contest between West Point and Saltillo, the Tigers got the better of the Wave 72-59 in Saltillo. This time around Head Coach Brad Cox and his squad hoped to return the favor.
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., along with the Bryan Public Library are thrilled to announce the artistic inspirations of Danielle Camp are now on display at the library for Black History Month. The â€śBreaking Outâ€ť exhibit is a wonderful showing of several different styles of painting from the imagination of one artist.
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 Davidsonâ€™s platform as he seeks the office of State Representative for District 36.
The Super Bowl is always the grand spectacle that ends the football season for another year. You have so much hope for your team when they start pre-season play at the end of August. The slate is clean and as long as they werenâ€™t totally abysmal the year before, you hope to still see them at the end of the season. Saints fans havenâ€™t always had the opportunity for hope.
Senator Angela Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance on Friday, February 1, 2013, as Senator Phillip Gandy, (right), delivered an opening prayer to the body. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves is standing with them. Submitted Photo