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Circuit Court

The Clay County Circuit Court is in the Sixteenth Circuit Court District.  Circuit Court Terms are in January, April, July and October.  Grand Jury terms are during the April and October Terms. 

Other contact information:

Sixteenth Circuit Court Judges

Honorable Lee "Jay" Howard 
Court Administrator Carrie Kimbrough

Honorable Jim Kitchen
Court Administrator Lynn Conner

Honorable Michelle Easterling
Court Administrator Mary Brauer

District Attorney's Office

Scott Colom
West Point number when in session: (662) 494-3389

MDOC Probation Office 

515-B Highway 45 Alt. N
P.O. Box 265
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: (662) 494-1713

Public Defenders
Kristen Wood Williams
Marlin Stewart

Chancery Court

Chancery Courts have jurisdiction of disputes in matters involving equity, domestic matters, including adoptions, custody disputes, and divorces; guardianships; sanity hearings; wills and any challenges as to the constitutionality of state laws.  Additionally, land record disputes are filed and settled in the Chancery Court.

Chancery Courts have jurisdiction over juvenile matters in counties which have no County Court.  ClayCountyhas a Youth Court which is presided over by Judge Thomas B. Storey, Jr, Special Master appointed by the Senior Chancery Judge of the 14th Chancery District.

Clay County is part of the 14th Chancery Court District.  Other Counties that are part of the 14th Chancery District are:  Chickasaw, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha and Webster Counties.   The Judges which preside over the 14th Chancery Court District are:

Judge Paula Drungole-Ellis,  

P. O. Box 186

Starkville, MS 39759         

(662) 323-5130 Office          

(662) 338-1068 Fax

 Judge Rodney Favor

101 E Main St 

Starkville, MS 39759           

(662) 323-5130Office          

(662) 338-1068  Fax

Judge Joseph (Joe) Studdard

P.O. Box 684

Columbus, MS 39703         

(662) 329-5844 Office          

(662) 241-1913  Fax

 For more information as to when Chancery Court is held in Clay County and the Court docket, please call the Clay County Chancery Clerk’s office at (662) 494-3124 and ask for Vicki Ray.

 Youth Court

 The County Youth Court is an extension of the Chancery Court System.  Chancery Courts have jurisdiction over juvenile matters in counties in which have no County Youth Court.  However, the Senior Chancellor may appoint a lawyer in private practice to sit as a Youth Court Referee to hear matters involving juveniles. ClayCounty’s Youth Court Referre is, Thomas B. Storey, Jr., of Edwards, Storey,Marshall, Helveston, & Easterling, LLP.  Judge Storey has served as the Youth Court Judge for 38 years inClayCounty. 

Youth Courts deal with matters involving the abuse and neglect of juveniles and offenses committed by juveniles.  A juvenile who has not reached the aged of 18 may be subject to the Youth Court System.


Youth Court Contact Information  

Judge Scott Ross

Judge Kristen Wood-Williams 

P. O Box 815

West Point, MS 39773

(662)  494-3124 Phone

(662) 494-4836 Fax


Usual Hearing

Day/Time: If Chancery or Circuit Court is not in session, Youth Court is held mostWednesdays at 10:00 a.m.


Court Address:

Clay County CourtHouse

Courtroom #2 (Behind Courthouse)

P. O. Box 815

205 Court Street

West Point,MS 39773

(662) 494-3124 Office

 (662) 492-4059 Fax


Clerk: For Youth Court Matters Contact:

Deborah Myers, Deputy Chancery Clerk

Youth Court Clerk

ClayCountyChancery Clerk Office

205 Court Street

West Point,MS 39773

(662) 494-3124  Office

(662) 492-4059   Fax


Delinquency, Intake Personnel                         Kimmie M. Jones

And Counselor:                                                  Youth Services Office

                                                                          P. O. Box 1896

                                                                          360 Court Street


                                                                          West Point,MS 39773

                                                                         (662) 494-3307 Phone

                                                                         (662) 494-8203 Fax


Youth Service Clerk:                                          Nikita Moore

                                                                          Dept. of Human Services, Youth Services

                                                                          P. O. Box 1896

                                                                         360 Court Street

                                                                          West Point,MS 39773

                                                                         (662) 494-3307 Phone

                                                                         (662) 494-8203 Fax


Abuse and Neglect

Contact/Intake Personnel:                                Tina Carr

                                                                          Dept. of Human Services

                                                                          P. O. Box 777

                                                                          360 Washington Street

                                                                          West Point,MS 39773

                                                                         (662) 494-8987 Phone

                                                                         (662) 495-2436 Fax


Justice Court

Clay County Justice Court
P O Box 674
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: (662)-494-6140 
Fax: (662) 494-6141


Judge Thomas Hampton
Judge Chris McBrayer

Justice Court Office Staff:
VACANT , Justice Court Clerk
Christy Holcombe, Deputy Clerk
Lisa Perry, Deputy Clerk

Albert "Hootie" Lee
Sherman Ivy

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