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September 23rd

Civitans hopeful for future cook-off events

September 23, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Club picked a perfect day for it’s first ever Home Town Heroes Cookoff Saturday at the Mossy Oak Pavilion in West Point. The smell of smoking pork tempted shoppers at the Mossy Oak Outlet to come buy a lunch plate.

Mississippi first lady to visit West Clay

September 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

First Lady of Mississippi Deborah Bryant will stop by West Clay Elementary at 1 p.m. today to read to second- and third-grade students as part of her “Read Across Mississippi” tour.
Bryant began the tour in January as a campaign to promote reading in the state. She planned to visit all 82 counties in Mississippi in 2014, and according to a statement from Bryan’s office, she’d reached 69 as of Monday.

September 22nd

VIDEO: Mississippi St. hangs on to beat LSU

September 22, 2014

LSU loses to Mississippi St.

United Way prepares to launch fall campaign

September 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County will host its "Day to Care" and campaign kickoff luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Civic in West Point.
United Way of Clay County Executive Director Stacy Hays said the "Day to Care" begins at 8 a.m., and is a community event to help develop teamwork and build morale among volunteers while giving back to the community.

Wild hogs cause growing concern

September 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Wild hogs are considered nuisance animals by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. MDWFP defines "wild hogs" as any feral hog, wild swine, Russian boar or any pig that is not domesticated or has a wild-looking appearance or behavior.
Clay County Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Service Director B.J. McClenton said that wild hogs were becoming more of a problem in the county.
McClenton said wild hogs cause a lot of damage to crops, as well as destroying yards and carrying diseases.

CCSD to receive DUI enforcement grant

September 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com
The U.S. Department of Justice is working to make it easier for state and local law enforcement to crack down on those driving under the influence. The Clay County Sheriff's Department is tapping into that pool of resources.

September 19th

WPPD to host drug drop

September 19, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is will participate in a national prescription drug take-back event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The national drug take-back day is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and is a way for citizens to discard outdated or unwanted prescription medication.
According to a statement released to media, the DEA has hosted seven take-back days over the past four years and taken in 390 tons of pills.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD took part in each take-back day the DEA hosted.

Investigator's Corner

September 19, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information on a string of alleged burglaries from May 2013.

CCSD makes 2-pound pot bust

September 19, 2014

DTL staff

UNA — Clay County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) deputies, in conjunction with Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, arrested two Una residents Monday, after investigators executed a search warrant that allegedly yielded about 2 pounds of marijuana.
Jerry Holliday, 34, and Ashley Salter, 30, both of Una, were taken into custody on charges of manufacturing marijuana, according to a CCSD statement issued to media Thursday. The arrests were the result of a long running investigation, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott.

September 18th

BREAKING: CCSD, MBN make 2-pound pot bust

September 18, 2014

DTL staff

UNA — Clay County Sheriff's Department deputies, in conjunction with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, arrested two county residents on drug charges Monday after police allegedly seized about 2 pounds of marijuana from an Una home.
Jerry Holliday, 34, of Una and Ashley Salter, 30, of Una, were arrested after officers executed a search warrant at their residence on 15770 Les Burns Road. Both were charged with manufacturing marijuana and two counts each of child endangerment.

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