February 19th, 2013
Absentee ballots for the upcoming March 12, 2013 Special Election for the District 36 House Seat are available as of 8 a.m. this morning.
Clay County Election Commissioner Wendy Fuller says that ballots are now available to those who are qualified to vote in this election.
The election will be held to fill the seat of the late David Gibbs of Clay County.
There has been no approval of Voter ID by the Justice Department so no ID will be required for this election.
New state-of-the-art automated electric and water meters are well on their way to the homes and businesses of West Pointâ€™s water and light customers, whom Water and Light Department officials say will benefit from the change.
Last March the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen approved an Energy Performance Contract with the company Siemens to replace the old meters with new digital ones, and the Water and Light Department has now started the process of installing the new meters at many locations around town.
Keeping an eye on valuable park property in Sally Kate Winter Park will soon be as simple as clicking a computer mouse now that installation of cameras in SKW Park is underway this week.
In December the West Point Water and Light Department announced that it would be installing the cameras in SKW Park along with Wifi for park patrons who want to browse the Internet for free while enjoying an evening in the park.
After a long wait and a minor shipping error, the Clay County Gridiron Review has arrived to the Daily Times Leader office. There's a limited amount available, and they are $1 each. Come by today to pick one up.
The Clay County Sheriff Department and the Clay County Coroner's Office is still investigating a Saturday night car crash that left one man dead and another person hospitalized with multiple injuries.
The Upper Elementary of Oak Hill Academy were well represented in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools District Art Competition. Fourth grader Sidney Pierce took first place in Mixed Media, Brady Boyd took second place in Single Drawing Media and Julia Rea East won second place in Single Drawing Media. Fifth grade Dalton Magers won second place in Mixed Media. First place winner Sidney Pierce will advance to the Overall State Art Competition in Jackson.
The Lady Raiders had won three straight games in the MAIS AA North Tournament taking Oak Hill all the way to the championship game Saturday afternoon.
Under the direction of head coach Stan Hughey, Oak Hill vanquished the Riverdale Academy Lady Rebels to open the tournament and gutted out two wins over Marshall Academy and Prairie View Academy in route to the championship.
Itâ€™s time for West Point High School softball again. The 2013 campaign saw its first pitch this past weekend at Caledonia. The WPHS girls will take the field at home again on February 26. The 2013 Lady Green Wave softball roster is Tytianna Anderson, Qiayon Bailey, Breanna Bigham, Tori Boatner, Chamiya Brownlee, Anissa Burnett, Ashli Coggins, Mahailya Dearing, Elizabeth Dexter, Alexis Gates, Savannah Hodnett, Jequailia Huggins, Shamiya Lyles, Tempestt Mill, Shaerica Moore, Audrianna Randle, Kaylee Rhea, Shala Robertson and Abby Scott.
Following a 57-48 loss at the hands of Leake Academy, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders found themselves in the consolation game of the AA North State Tournament. The loss to Leake on Friday did not eliminate the Raiders from postseason contention but placed them with a lower possible seed heading into this weekâ€™s state tournament. Standing in the way of Oak Hill for the third seed was district 2-AA mate Canton Academy.
The city of West Point and the West Point Police Department proudly welcomes West Point native Ramirez Ivy and Macon native Mary Beth Watt to the force of the WPPD where they will serve as patrol officers.
Last Tuesday, the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen voted in executive session to hire Ivy and Watt, who both said they are pleased and excited about serving the community of West Point.