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February 7th

Center fighting addiction, mental health disorders

February 7, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Struggling with addiction and mental health disorders can take its toll on any family, but staff of The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center in Columbus are working to help those affected to succeed and become healthy contributors to society.

County moves on port project

February 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County is pulling up its sleeves in preparation for a new addition to its bridge dock at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway port.
According to Clay County Grant Writer Phyllis Benson, the Clay County Board of Supervisors submitted an application to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a Multi Modal Port grant in March. This go around, she said, would be the fourth time the county has been awarded the grant.
The county was officially awarded the $84,000 grant in July.

February 6th

We Care committee to distribute remaining food supplies today

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In December, We Care Committee Director Luezarah “Lou” Robinson made it a point to give out free goodies to individuals in need of extra food supplies. Beginning at 8 a.m. today at the Luezarah Robinson Healthcare Care building located on Highway 45 Alt. N., Robinson is set to give away leftover treats.
At the previous giveaway, Robinson incorporated a relatively quick and painless application process to gauge who was in sincere need of a little care package.

West Point Civitans recognize local clergy

February 6, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club recognized members of the clergy who were in attendance at Wednesday’s meeting in the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. They were presented with a certificate of appreciation by President Margaret Shelton. Civitan members were encouraged to invite their pastors to attend the meetings in February.

Missing teenager found at WPHS basketball game

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Less than 24 hours after 16-year-old Shemekia Rice was reported missing to the West Point Police Department by her mother, she was found alive and well.
WPPD Juvenile Officer Zate McGee said police plastered Rice’s picture on Facebook shortly after the missing persons report was submitted in addition to the pictures circulated in local media outlets.
Rice, according to McGee, was spotted at a West Point High School basketball game at about 7 p.m. Tuesday by a member in the audience shortly after images of her hit Facebook.

Boulevard construction to begin Monday

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The last checkbox on the list of requirements necessary to begin construction for Yokohama Boulevard has been filled. After the finalization of eminent domain land acquisition, citizens traveling on Highway 45 will notice crews laying the groundwork for the extensive construction project come Monday.
Robert Calvert, Calvert-Spradling Engineers president, said now that the extra land necessary for construction has been acquired, the beginnings of the $19 million Yokohama Boulevard are not far away.

February 5th

LINK to restructure

February 5, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is looking to take things to the next level in economic development. Joe Max Higgins, chief executive officer for the LINK, announced Tuesday the agency would begin a restructuring process aimed at bringing in future projects and cultivating those already in the works in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.

February 4th

Williams, Jenkins featured in Black History Month art exhibit at Bryan Public Library

February 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sponsored Diane Williams and Jerry Jenkins to display their artwork at the Bryan Public Library during Black History Month. Williams is an author and artist working in mixed media fabric art. Jenkins is a member of the Hasan Drums Group, a member of the Mississippi Arts Commission and a teacher of the performing arts.

GTR Authority awarded $90,000 waste tire grant

February 4, 2014

news@dailytimesleader.com

The Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authority’s (SWMA) coffer got a little heavier after having recently been awarded a $90,000 Waste Tire grant on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
Applications for the Waste Tire grant (herein referred to simply as “the grant”) are open year long, according to MDEQ Communications Director Robbie Wilbur.

MCA honors Clay County man

February 4, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

John Elliott has been a fixture in the beef cattle industry for 40 years, and on Saturday his longtime efforts were recognized. Elliott earned the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association 2014 award for Commercial Cattleman of the Year at the MCA annual conference in Jackson.

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