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January 10th

West Point CTC preparing kids for upcoming job opportunities

January 10, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point School District takes preparing students for future careers in vocational studies seriously, and the Career and Technology Center is doing its part to foster that growth.
Vocational Director Patrick Ray, now in his third year at the CTC, said student achievement is paramount for CTC staff, and the various programs offered have proven successful. So much so that the CTC was the recipient of the 2013 Mississippi Construction Education Foundation/Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Center of Excellence Award.

DAR announces Good Citizen winner

January 10, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its yearly essay contest in December. A representative from each of the West Point and Clay County High Schools competed in the contest for the right to submit their work in the state essay competition for a scholarship from the DAR. The chapter winner was announced at Wednesday’s meeting in the Bryan Public Library.

Yokohama Boulevard terms set

January 10, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Yokohama Boulevard is paving its way to the beginning of its construction. County officials held a pre-construction conference Thursday in the upstairs courtroom at the Clay County Courthouse, where project managers and contractors focused on what needed to be done before construction commenced.

Supes stalemate on schedule

January 10, 2014

Board considers evening meetings; accepts yearly materials bids for district maintenance

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The prospect of the Clay County Board of Supervisors holding evening meetings was shut down Thursday after the board was unable to come to a solid agreement.

January 9th

WPPD to host second round of helmet giveaways

January 9, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Christmas has come and gone, but the gifts received have a ways to go. If a bike somehow finagled its way under a Christmas tree with a child’s name inscribed on an attached tag, but without a handy bicycle helmet, then good news is afoot. Beginning at 9 a.m. and pushing through to 2 p.m. Saturday, the West Point Police Department will host its second bicycle helmet giveaway in front of the department headquarters.

Sally Kate Winters Center to host open house

January 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Where can children turn when they have suffered abuse? How can they begin to deal with the emotional, physical and legal repercussions of their traumatic experience? In Mississippi, these children can turn to local Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) which operate under the umbrella of Children’s Advocacy Center of Mississippi (CACM). Sally Kate Winters Family Services is a licensed CAC and offers therapeutic care for victimized children.

January 8th

County Animal Shelter boasts productive year, looks ahead

January 8, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter continues to honor its commitment to the people it serves by helping to control the stray animal population and find homes for dogs and cats without euthanization as an option.
Since opening in the autumn of 2010, the WPCCAS has found adoptive homes for 394 dogs and 365 cats. In 2013, 93 dogs and 69 cats found forever homes according to WPCCAS director, Lisa Henley.

Temperatures prompt TVA energy warning

January 8, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Tennessee Valley Authority witnessed its second highest peak in its history Tuesday, which set off red flags that demanded a swift reaction, but only for a brief couple of hours.
With a preliminary peak demand of 32,460 megawatts at about 7 a.m. and an average temperature of 4 degrees, TVA shipped out an advisory to local power companies requesting that they reduce the voltage for a brief bout to help suppress the excess energy use.

CCSD investigates 4-wheeler theft

January 8, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay Count Sheriff Department is searching for leads in a recent 4-wheeler and trailer theft, which occurred at some point in the afternoon New Year’s eve.
According to a press release provided by the CCSD, the theft occurred between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 21668 Hwy. 50, Pheba.
The 4-wheeler model is a 2012 Honda Rubicon. As per the release, the vehicle is reported as having a “camouflage” color scheme with “black SS (straight-side) rims.” The serial number for the 4-wheeler is 1HFTE2665C4200056.

January 7th

Common sense vital to combat frigid weather

January 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

For the duration of this week, West Point will be hit by an extraordinary cold spell. Monday’s highs were in the mid 20s with lows in the single digits with similarly cold conditions expected for the next few days. With that, it’s imperative that individuals be wary of certain elements while trying to stay warm throughout the week.
“This is probably the coldest temperatures we’ve had in years,” said West Point Fire Department Chief Johnny Littlefield. “I can’t remember it being this cold with the windchill the way it is.”

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