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Friends, coworkers host surprise event for OHA educator

May 14, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Oak Hill Academy Elementary School Principal Jane Rives’ time at OHA is drawing to a close after 48 years, and her friends, former students and coworkers prepared a surprise for her on Tuesday.
Jewelry designer Ronaldo Needham, of Kentucky and the Indiana-based Ronaldo Designer Jewelry, visited OHA to present Rives with a handcrafted bracelet.
“It’s not often I have the pleasure of meeting a person who’s loved and taken care of children for 48 years,” Needham said, as he presented Rives with one of his Guardian Angel bracelets.

Local health department scales back

May 14, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Health Department is scaling back operations to accommodate patient load.
Previously open Monday through Friday, the department will now only operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The health department, located at 138 S. Division St., has begun closing on Wednesdays.
Hours of operation will remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an hour break from noon to 1 p.m.
The new schedule took effect Monday.

GT regional study released to public eye

May 14, 2014

BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
Special to Daily Times Leader

The Golden Triangle Region has an abundance of economic development potential, but the communities that comprise the region must take certain steps to create and maintain a skilled labor force to ensure that potential does not go to waste.

County SNAP use increases

May 14, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a federal aid program administered under the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture to provide food-purchasing assistance to low-or-no-income residents in the country.
The number of Clay County residents assisted by SNAP has steadily increased over the past decade, according to a report from the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

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