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February 4th

GTR Authority awarded $90,000 waste tire grant

February 4, 2014

news@dailytimesleader.com

The Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authority’s (SWMA) coffer got a little heavier after having recently been awarded a $90,000 Waste Tire grant on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
Applications for the Waste Tire grant (herein referred to simply as “the grant”) are open year long, according to MDEQ Communications Director Robbie Wilbur.

MCA honors Clay County man

February 4, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

John Elliott has been a fixture in the beef cattle industry for 40 years, and on Saturday his longtime efforts were recognized. Elliott earned the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association 2014 award for Commercial Cattleman of the Year at the MCA annual conference in Jackson.

Skills classes take off at EMCC

February 4, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors were updated on the progress of the Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Plant workforce classes, which kicked into gear the moment East Mississippi Community College resumed classes for the spring semester.
Mitzi Thompson, EMCC workforce specialist, said community participation thus far indicated a positive forecast for the interest in employment at Yokohama once the business begins its application phase.

February 3rd

Oak Hill splits with Marshall

February 3, 2014

DTL staff

OHA Lady Raiders 51,
Marshall Lady Patriots 31

Sarah Dill scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds, helping the Oak Hill Lady Raiders defeat the Marshall Lady Raiders, 51-31, in a MAIS non-district game Friday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
“We shot pretty good and held their best player scoreless,” Oak Hill Head Coach Stan Hughey said. “We ran some different offensive sets and had a good night in general. The seniors played well.”

Oxford wins late over West Point, 58-55

February 3, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oxford Chargers (16-7; 3-1 District 2-5A) kept the game close throughout the night, but it was the final four minutes of the 32-minute game that lifted them to victory over the West Point Green Wave Friday night in West Point.
“We had the lead, and we get behind,” Oxford Head Coach Drew Tyler said. “We overcame late turnovers, and it is a good thing to win like this late in the season. This game was a good measuring stick for our team to be able to win on the road.”

Town Creek shooting suspect surrenders to law enforcement

February 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators have been rummaging through evidence and leads to make a speedy arrest in the Jan. 22 Town Creek Apartments shooting, which left an individual with a gunshot wound to the neck. But the shooter made investigators' jobs easier by turning himself in at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.
According to a press release issued by the WPPD, the shooter, West Point resident Deylon Antonio Harris, 17, was accompanied by family members Friday as he made his way into the department headquarters.

Kelly pushes forward following service in World War II

February 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although it was nearly 70 years following the closure of World War II, Howard Miskelly was invited to the Mississippi Capitol to receive not only a Bronze Star for his involvement in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns, but also a commemorative US flag shielded by a wooden and glass shell.

School system outlines safety procedures

February 3, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Two West Point High School students caught with "deadly weapons" on school property are awaiting a hearing in youth court to determine their fate. The hearing date is expected to be set Monday.

Grayson speaks at Growth Alliance banquet

February 3, 2014

Community members honored for contributions to city, county

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

More than just a meal, the 88th annual West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance banquet was a celebration of community and coming home.
Residents gathered Thursday evening in the Community Counseling (Mary Holmes campus) gymnasium to honor those who have been crucial to the growth and development of West Point, as well as welcome some special guests — including keynote speaker Walt Grayson, host of the PBS series "Mississippi Roads."

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