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October 25th

United Way hosts campaign kickoff

October 25, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Thursday brought with it United Way’s Campaign Kickoff Luncheon celebrating its 30 years of operations, and welcomed local best-selling author and Mossy Oak Biologic President Bobby Cole as the guest speaker.
Since its inception in 1983, United Way of Clay County has strived to fund, through public donations, health and human organizations. After a collective of civic-minded residents felt it desirable to expand the local Community Chest into a more expansive organization, the train truly began.

Road paving strikes chord

October 25, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader

The Clay County Board of Supervisors convened Thursday to discuss the drafted agenda as well as lending an ear to comments from the public.
West Point resident Ruby Brooks had a couple of things to say regarding the ongoing road paving of White Station Rd.
“There’s too much dust,” said Brooks. “And rocks (that are so thick). They need to take that stuff off the road.”

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October 23rd

Cyber crimes steadily rising

October 23, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

As technology improves, so do the methods of scam artists of all stripes.
The massive war being waged daily in the cyber realm is as invariable as a scam artists’ motivation to pillage civilians. With tools such as sensationalism, faux lotteries, virus-ridden emails and the like, a scammer could lead people to a bear trap time after time.

Annual Boo Parade set for next Thursday

October 23, 2013

Residents can expect to see downtown West Point crawling with spooks and specters of all sorts next Thursday, as the annual Boo Parade gets under way. Some 800 children from Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten programs from schools around the county will congregate in their finest Halloween wear to march the parade route beginning at 9 a.m. along Commerce, Main and East streets in one of the city’s most celebrated traditions.

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Quilt show to be held in Cedar Bluff

October 23, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The ladies of the Cedar Bluff Quilters are sponsoring a quilt show at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Cedar Bluff Community Center. More than 30 of the handmade works of art will be on display.

October 22nd

Colbert trekking Mississippi River from Minnesota

October 22, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It won’t be long before the break ends for 62-year-old and former International Business Machines (IBM) employee John Colbert. Once it does, the occasionally jagged and confused waves of the Mississippi River will welcome his — and his seasoned kayak’s — return.
A Starkville native, transcontinental voyager and Mississippi State University graduate, Colbert hails in the realm of science and engineering. Proof positive that his 31 years spent designing new components for mainframe computers and supercomputers was no inadvertence.

County awarded grant for nonprofits

October 22, 2013

DTL staff

Clay County has been awarded funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Clay County has been chosen to receive $14,004 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Clay County.

Demolition begins on bus station

October 22, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In three months time, expect to see a freshly constructed District 5 voting precinct in place of the decrepit building on Brame Avenue.
The aforementioned building that occupies the soon-to-be-renovated space has long since lost its aesthetic value since abandonment, but certainly once served a purpose. On one side rests the remnants of the old Trailway Bus Station; on the other side an old convenience store.
In its current condition, the building has, essentially, become little more than an eyesore to passers-by.

Planning commission urges compliance

October 22, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Yokohama Tire Company manufacturing plant project brings a number of new things to the community, not the least of which is an increase in interest for new business, according to West Point Planning Commission Chairman Pete O’Shea.

October 21st

Pugh brings 'Something Bigger'

October 21, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Caroline Pugh of Tupelo, who recently published her first novel, is the speaker for Luncheon with Books at noon Nov. 7 in the Bryan Public Library. She is a native of Aberdeen and a 1986 graduate of Oak Hill Academy.
"We are always happy to have first-time authors at Luncheon with Books," said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. "Everyone has to build their career, and we enjoy being a stepping stone for Mississippi writers. The fact that she went to school here in West Point makes it very exciting."

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