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April 30th

Farmers Market returns to West Point May 29

April 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With growing season in full swing, the West Point Farmers Market will return on May 29.
The market will run from 4-7 p.m. at the Mossy Oak Outdoor Outlet in West Point and run each Thursday throughout the summer.
West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director and Market Coordinator Lisa Klutts said this year's market is still in the early planning stages, but she hopes it will be the biggest one yet.

WP dodges storm, provides aid

April 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Storms ripped through Northeast Mississippi Monday evening, causing major destruction in areas such as Tupelo and Louisville. West Point and Clay County were spared the majority of the storm cell’s onslaught, but city and county agencies have been working to lend a helping hand to affected areas.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the county was blessed to dodge the majority of the storm’s impact.

April 29th

COMMUNITY ALERT: West Point schools to dismiss early for weather

April 29, 2014

DTL staff

Local schools will again dismiss early for severe weather concerns. All West Point School District schools will dismiss students at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.
Oak Hill Elementary will dismiss students at noon. Oak Hill High School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m.
Hebron Christian School will dismiss classes at 12:30 p.m.

MSU Extension Services celebrate 100 years

April 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi State Extension Service is celebrating 100 years providing service to the people of Mississippi in May.
Clay County Extension Service Director B.J. McClenton said the extension office will be setting up displays in the county to celebrate the centennial.

Weekend wreck injures two

April 29, 2014

DTL staff

A two-car collision occurred Friday night in Clay County, leaving two West Point residents seriously injured.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Criss Turnipseed said the accident happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday on Highway 45 Alt. at the Tibbee bridge.
According to Turnipseed, 48-year-old Louis Chandler, of Pontotoc, was driving a 2005 silver Ford F-150 truck and traveling north in the southbound lane of Hwy 45.
Chandler collided with 28-year-old Joana Hardwick, of West Point, who was driving a 2006 cream-colored Chrysler.

April 28th

BREAKING: West Point, Clay County schools close for weather

April 28, 2014

DTL staff

Due to severe weather concerns in the area, all of West Point School District schools, as well as Clay County Elementary, Oak Hill Academy will dismiss students at noon Monday.
Hebron Christian School in Pheba will dismiss students at 1 p.m.

Residents are urged to keep a close eye on changing weather conditions throughout the day Monday and into Tuesday. Watch for developments at dailytimesleader.com.

April 25th

EMCC recognizes local industry at luncheon

April 25, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

East Mississippi Community College hosted its 25th annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon Thursday at EMMC’s Golden Triangle Campus in Mayhew.
The luncheon was to honor business and industry partners from the Golden Triangle and East Mississippi region. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was the keynote speaker for the event.
Reeves said he talks to residents in other parts of Mississippi who don’t fully grasp why so many companies in the last 10 years have chosen to locate in the Golden Triangle.

Firefighters undergo Hazmat training

April 25, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Local Emergency Planning Committee authorized a study in April to examine the transport of hazardous materials throughout the county.
The study was funded by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and examined each major road, waterway, railroad and pipeline and found that Clay County has significant exposure to hazardous materials flow, with more than 500 trucks traveling through the county each day on average.

Rotary honors Harrell

April 25, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Rotary Club is working to make certain the memory of selfless spirits does not go unnoticed. During a special program Thursday at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point, the club bestowed its highest honor — a Paul Harris fellowship — to the family of James Harrell.

April 24th

‘Stuffed With Love’ campaign aiming to bring in 500 toys for first responders

April 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Brownies from Troop No. 23169 are hosting a stuffed animal drive from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Kroger parking lot in West Point as part of its Stuffed With Love campaign.
Troop Leader Jennifer Harper said the troop, which consists of second-and third-grade girls, has a goal to collect 500 stuffed animals. The troop will then donate these toys to the West Point Police Department and West Point Fire Department.

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