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March 2nd, 2015

New school board hosts first meeting

March 2, 2015


The new West Point Consolidated School District Board of Trustees is set to host its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
State legislation merged the West Point and Clay County School Districts into a new district in 2013. The new five-member board has three members appointed by the selectmen and two elected from the county.

City approves tax break for golf course

March 2, 2015


With the new Mossy Oak Golf Club looking to open its doors in 2017, the West Point Board of Selectmen voted to authorize a tax exemption for the new club at a special meeting Friday at City Hall.
The George Bryan family, founders of Old Waverly Golf Club, announced last week that it joined forces with golf course architect Gil Hanse and outdoor brand Mossy Oak to create the Mossy Oak Golf Club.
The new club will feature a 7,400 yard, par-72 golf course, a clubhouse and guest cabins to accommodate golf travelers.

February 27th

Heavy snow causes power outages

February 27, 2015

West Point and Clay County saw as much as 6 inches of snow in some areas Wednesday, and while many residents made merry in the winter wonderland, the snow kept utility officials and first responders busy throughout most of the night.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the Water and Light Department received about 48 service calls Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

County to move ahead to advertise fire truck bids

February 27, 2015

The Clay County Board of Supervisors looks to move ahead with the purchase of two $225,000 Pierce Pump trucks for the county’s volunteer fire department at its meeting Monday.
The board was originally supposed to meet Wednesday, but, according to Chancery Clerk Amy Berry, it decided to postpone the meeting due to the winter weather.
Berry said the board would vote whether to approve advertisement for sealed bids for the trucks, which would be paid for with a combination of grant money and notes.

Keeping pets warm during cold weather

February 27, 2015

The West Point Clay County Animal Shelter has been closed to the public during the ice and snow event this week. Being closed to the public doesn’t mean the animals are not receiving the care and attention they need.
“Technically we don’t close,” Lisa Henley, director of the WPCCAS. said. “Someone is at the shelter checking on the animals at least twice a day. During the cold weather, we keep an eye on the water for the dogs to make sure it hasn’t frozen over.”

February 25th

DAR honors Vietnam Vets

February 25, 2015

The February meeting of the Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution took place at the home of Marie Lowther in Cedar Bluff.
Regent Gaynell Duke presented the group with a flag recognizing the veterans of the Vietnam War.

February 24th

Monday marks 20 year anniversary at the Wellness Center

February 24, 2015

Balloons, cake, fruit and vegetable trays and popcorn welcomed clients at the Wellness Center in West Point Monday as the facility celebrated 20 years of health and fitness.
“We had more than 200 people visit us this morning,” Tracy Stebbins Arnett, director of the Wellness Center said. “We have been thrilled with the turnout. We had a lot of people come to take advantage of the free week we're offering. We saw a lot of new faces come in the door that were ready to feel and look their best.”

Rep. Ellis talks legislation

February 24, 2015


West Point and Clay County residents had the opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of state legislature during the last month as part of the West Point Clay County Growth Alliance's "Issues and Eggs" forum.
The four-week event, which featured 8 a.m. question and answer sessions with local representatives and senators at City Hall, concluded Monday with a visit from Rep. Tyrone Ellis.

WPPD investigates burglary, vandalism

February 24, 2015

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on a recent string alleged vandalism and burglary from automobiles.

February 23rd

TVA donates to WP schools

February 23, 2015

As a partner in education, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) made $1,000 donations to three schools in the West Point School District (WPSD) last week.
WPSD Community Relations Director Nancy Young said TVA made donations to West Point High School, Fifth Street Junior High and South Side Elementary.
"They've done this for the past several years," Young said. "The money is to be used for science, technology, engineering and math, whether that's workshops for different teachers to attend, or classroom implements."

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