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April 27th, 2015

Oak Hill Academy names new headmaster

April 27, 2015

Oak Hill Academy announced this morning that Dr. Cathy Davis will take over the reins as the school's new headmaster. Davis has served the last three years as principal at Wayne County High School. More details to follow in tomorrow's Daily Times Leader.

April 23rd

Golden Triangle CEO leads cheer for local development

April 23, 2015

Golden Triangle Line CEO Joe Max Higgins Jr. gave a detailed update today regarding the status of the group's efforts to lure businesses to the tri-county area. Around 100 individuals from throughout Northern Mississippi were on hand at East Mississippi Community's College's Golden Triangle Campus to hear those updates. Higgins took time to discuss not only recent successes but what steps the group is taking to improve its status around the nation and the world. For more details on this story be sure to check tomorrow's Daily Times Leader for the full story.

April 22nd

Wednesday: What is going on around West Point

April 22, 2015

This weekend the West Point/Clay County Arts Council will be hosting the third annual Downtown Art Walk on Saturday, April 25. The event promises to be a showcase for artists not only from the West Point area, but from throughout the Southeast. The Daily Times Leader will be downtown Saturday to get the best and brightest from this years event. For more information be sure to pick up a copy of Friday's Daily Times Leader which will include a special Art Walk section. The section will include a fold out map of Downtown West Point, with a guide to each of the artists participating.

April 21st

City of West Point revises building permit fees

April 21, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The City of West Point will be making some changes to its code of ordinances for building, electrical and plumbing.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said that portions of the city code were out of date, and that he and Building Inspector Roy Shannon had been working to revise the ordinance for a few months.
"Since becoming mayor, I've seen the value in the permit system," Robinson said. "Going through proper channels during construction saves lives and property."

School board hears update on field house, cafeteria

April 21, 2015

BY WILLIAM CARROLL
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Consolidated School District Board of Education heard an update from JBHM Architect representative Neil Waggoner on Monday evening, regarding the field house at the football field and the cafeteria at East Side Elementary School.
Previously Waggoner told the West Point School District Board of Education that due to a litany of defects with the field house, which would cost the district over $1 million dollars to fix, he recommended tearing the structure down.

Civitans discuss future plans

April 21, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club met Wednesday to discuss upcoming events on the club's agenda. Jay Jackson, president of the club, has invited some college friends to visit in the next few weeks.
“At the end of May we'll have some students from Ole Miss coming to visit with us during our meeting,” Jackson said. “They have shown interest in our group and would like to see what Civitan is all about. I know everyone will make them feel welcome, even the Mississippi State people.”

April 20th

Clay County Sheriff's Department nets drug arrests

April 20, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Sheriff's Department made three arrests pertaining to drug charges this week, and another for aggravated assault.
According to a press release from CCSD, Christopher Bell, 25, of West Point, was arrested and charged with the sale of cocaine and possession of synthetic marijuana Wednesday. CCSD made the arrest with assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), and Bell remained incarcerated in the Clay County Detention Center pending circuit court action as of Friday.

Relay for Life set for May 15

April 20, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate, it impacts people of all races, religions and socio – economic backgrounds. No one is immune, and there is no one the disease has not touched.
The American Cancer Society sponsors the Relay For Life events both as a fundraiser and a way to raise awareness both of those who survive and those who have lost the fight.
Clay County Relay For Life (CCRFL) is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Sally Kate Winters Park.

Clay County Circuit term wraps up

April 20, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The April term of Clay County Circuit Court concluded Friday, and the term saw trials and sentences for aggravated assault, burglary, drug charges and murder.
Tammy Ott White, 52, of Cedar Bluff, received a 20 year sentence on three counts of sale of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine. Of the 20 years, 17 were suspended and White will be required to serve three years in Mississippi Department of Corrections and pay $250 in restitution with a $1,000 fine.

WP to participate in Great American Cleanup May 2

April 20, 2015

BY WILLIAM CARROLL
editor@dailytimesleader.com

If you want to get down and dirty with your local elected officials in West Point, Saturday May 2 may be your opportunity as part of Great American Cleanup Day. The event, which will be a joint effort of the City of West Point and the West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance in partnership with Keep Mississippi Beautiful will begin at 9 a.m. May 2.

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