March 4th, 2013
With no opposition heard, the Clay County Board of Supervisors moved forward Monday with the next phase of its economic development project through which the county hopes hundreds of jobs will land in Clay County.
Last month the board heard from Gordon Flowers, Chairman of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, who requested that the board ready themselves to issue bonds in the event that a major industry decided to locate to Clay County.
Hosted by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council, Friday Night Jams will start this Friday night, March 8th. The jam session will be from 7-9:30pm at the Parks and Recreation Building in Marshall Park.
Friday Night Jams are open to everyone, but keep in mind this is an informal playing event with no preset program or tune list. And the sessions will be family-friendly events, where no smoking or alcohol is allowed, but people are welcome to bring refreshments to share.
Wondering whoâ€™s gotten booked into the Clay County Jail lately?
Well, soon, folks wonâ€™t have to wonder because starting this June the public will be able to look online to see whoâ€™s been booked in and out of jail and see what theyâ€™re charged with.
I have to be totally honest and say that sometimes Iâ€™m at a loss for something to do. It doesnâ€™t happen often, or not often enough. This week was not one. I spent almost every morning at the high school taking pictures of the kids for the anti-bullying campaign. I thought it was a great way to make kids think about how they treat one another. I was very pleased that Principal Mario Willis asked me to come and was so gracious in helping me find the right kids. I had a good time with students.
Theresa Baileyâ€™s class had been saving their pennies, change, and dollars for their 100th day of School Celebration. They goal was to raise $100 for the 100th day of school to go to the West Point Animal Shelter. They raised the $100 and to accept the money and to show their appreciation WPCCAS Director Lisa Henley brought puppies Merle and Miller in to visit with the Church Hill students. Their donation along with another donation aided in the Heartworm treatment of another dog named Dakota, who was very sick.
By Kathy Dyess,
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
A mighty Spring Storm will hit downtown West Pointâ€”a â€śperfectâ€ť storm of Art, that is! Creativity will fill the air as more than 50 fine artists, crafts men and women display their art in the first annual Historic Downtown Art Walk, Saturday, April 13th.
The staff of the Hampton Inn and Suites of West Point truly have something to be proud about, as they were notified just last week that they will soon be the recipients of the Hilton Circle of Excellence Award.
When a $10 a month garbage bill reaches a whopping $2,000 itâ€™s probably safe to say thereâ€™s a problem.
And that particular problem was discussed Thursday by the Clay County Board of Supervisors and Clay County Tax Assessor/Collector Paige Lamkin, who requested further action be taken to collect delinquent garbage fees.
It has become an annual occurrence for the West Point junior high football teams and their fellow conference members as they met up once again on the football field for a junior high spring jamboree.
After a month of hard and competitive practices, the Junior Green Wave hit the gridiron on a cold and windy Tuesday evening in Starkville to put their talents on display against other teams. And even though the time of year is not traditionally a time for football, the players, coaches, and fans seemed more than excited to catch some pigskin action.