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September 17th, 2014

Video of the day: A better lunch

September 17, 2014

Six ways to pack a better lunch

MDOT urges child seat safety

September 17, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is trying to educate citizens on the importance of appropriate child restraint this week during Child Passenger Safety Week.
According to a release from MDOT, motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children ages 1 to 13, and it’s critical that parents use age- and size-appropriate child restraints to reduce these deaths.

MSA plans first ever Makin' Hay festival

September 17, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Residents who have lamented losing the local farmer’s market for the season have something to look forward to next month. The local Main Street Association (MSA) will host the city’s first-ever Makin’ Hay festival from 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 18 at Sally Kate Winters Park in West Point.

Local man charged in shooting

September 17, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point man was charged with aggravated domestic violence after an alleged weekend shooting.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said officers responded to a domestic disturbance call about 1:40 a.m. Sunday at a residence on South Eshman Avenue.
According to the incident report, 911 dispatch contacted first responders to report that at least one person involved in the alleged altercation had a gun in his possession, and at least one person had been shot.

September 16th

Supervisors shift intersection to new 4-way

September 16, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The intersection of North Eshman Avenue and Hazelwood Road is currently a 2-way stop, but after Monday’s Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting, it will soon become a 4-way stop.
District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said he expected the 4-way intersection to be implemented by the second week in October.
“With all the work they’re doing out there for the Yokohama project, there’s been an increase in traffic on Hazelwood Road,” Horton said. “We’ve got to put a 4-way stop there.”

County OKs tax hike

September 16, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt its budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year after a budget hearing Monday.
The total projected revenue for the upcoming year was $8,972,512, and projected expenses totaled $12,304,071. The difference will be covered by grants and state aid funds.
Clay County Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the total amount of expenditures decreased by more than $1.5 million from last year’s budget.

September 15th

Students learn about alternative energy

September 15, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Penny Elliot took advantage of the clearing skies Friday afternoon to teach her fourth - grade class a lesson in solar energy. The students made ovens from cereal boxes, aluminum foil and plastic wrap, took them outside to see if the sun would heat graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Elliott has been conducting the experiment for more than six years at Central School with her sixth – grade classes. This is her first year to teach fourth grade at South Side Elementary.

WPPD to crack down on vicious dogs

September 15, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department will start cracking down on residents who own vicious dogs and don't properly secure them.
According to the city's animal ordinance, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, any mixed cross-breed German Shepherds and Chows are considered vicious animals. The ordinance requires that every vicious animal be contained within a building or secure enclosure, and securely muzzled or caged when off the owner's property.

WPSD donates bus for AmbuBus kit

September 15, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In a disaster transportation can be paramount, whether it's finding shelter or medical attention. The Clay County Emergency Management Agency and West Point School District have taken steps to increase the county's ability to transport citizens to a safe location.
WPSD voted to donate a surplus school bus to Clay County EMA at its meeting Monday, and the bus will be outfitted with an AmbuBus kit.

Arts Center grand opening set for Sunday

September 15, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Louise Campbell has been a fixture in the Clay County arts community for more than 50 years, and next Sunday, she'll have the building to show for it.

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