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County gets assistance with beaver problem

August 25, 2010

Clay County is getting help in controlling beaver and the damage they cause to county roads, bridges and forests, through the Mississippi Beaver Control Assistance Program.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted participation in the program Wednesday at their board meeting. The program focuses on beaver trapping and the removal of beaver dams along county roads and state highways.
President of the Board Floyd McKee said beaver are out of control in the county and something has to be done about it.

Gifts galore as festival nears

August 25, 2010

The official celebration doesn’t happen until next weekend, but the gifts are already rolling in.
This year marks the 100th birthday of Chester A. “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett, and for Howlin’ Wolf Museum director Richard Ramsey, the birthday gifts have been overwhelming with the 15th annual Howlin’ Wolf Festival looming in just over a week.
“As the festival gets closer, it’s picking up more and more steam,” said Ramsey on Wednesday. “We’ve had local people donate items to the museum, we’ve had donations come from Minnesota, Chicago, Europe....You name it, we’ve gotten it.”

County gets grant to renovate building

August 25, 2010

Clay County qualifies for the Small Municipality Limited Population County Grant from the Mississippi Development Authority, which will be used in the restructuring of the old Daily Times Leader building into a public service building for District 4.
The grant allows Mississippi counties with a population of less than 30,000 people up to $100,000 to be used for the improvement of a downtown area or public building. The Clay County Board of Supervisors chose the old DTL building for the project to be used as a voting precinct and training center for District 4 county employees.

Annual rodeo benefits area children

August 25, 2010

Helping children grow and reach their full potential was the purpose of the West Point Fire Department’s and Lummus Rodeo Production’s Annual Benefit Rodeo for the Junior Auxiliary of West Point held last Friday and Saturday.
More than 1,500 spectators came out to enjoy two nights of bareback riding, calf roping, games, food and fun. The fire department and Lummus Rodeo Productions raised $4,500 for the Junior Auxiliary, $500 more than last year.

Cooking school to open this Fall

August 25, 2010

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to cook but didn’t know where to turn, then West Point’s new cooking school will give you the tools you need to be a master in the kitchen.
Culin Arts owner Valeda Carmichael and Le Cordon Bleu graduate and chef Matthew Molina have teamed up to create Palate Panache, a cooking school slated to open in October for beginners to those who just want to try something new. Work on the school has already began and will be located next to Culin Arts.

Progress being made at Main Street site

August 25, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being put back into the city of West Point by allowing Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District to repair the bridge on Highway 50, money that may be used for other street projects.

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