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August 21st

Main Street road work finishing up

August 21, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents traveling on East Main Street have likely noticed crews working on the sewer lines in the street in front of Sunflower, and may be happy to know their detouring days are winding down.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said he expected the sewer line repair, a two-and-a-half month process, to be complete by Wednesday afternoon.
“There were a lot of unhappy residents that will be very happy we’re done,” Prisock said. “None of them will be as happy as I am.”

August 20th

Officials step up festival security efforts

August 20, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Prairie Arts and Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues festivals getting closer by the minute, preparations are headed down the home stretch. Festival coordinators and law enforcement officials have turned their eyes to one of the most important aspects of the weekend: safety.
West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director — and Prairie Arts festival coordinator — Lisa Klutts said the Growth Alliance works with the West Point Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Department to make the event at Sally Kate Winters Park as safe as possible.

Cattlemen’s College comes to West Point

August 20, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) will host its 2014 Cattlemen’s College from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Town Creek Farm in West Point. The event is free, but requires registration, and will feature speakers and programs pertaining to a variety of ranch and farm related topics.
Clay County Mississippi State University Extension Service Director B.J. McClenton said the MCA has hosted the college for the past two years, and this is the first one to be held in the Golden Triangle.

Two time escapee arrested in Indiana

August 20, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

A twice escaped Clay County inmate ended his latest stint on the run Monday night in Anderson, Ind.
About 7:26 p.m. Monday, U.S. Marshals arrested Marquis D. Boyd, 23, of West Point, following a brief car chase. He was booked at 7:50 p.m. into Madison County Detention Center in Anderson, Ind., where he was held without bond. Boyd was scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Anderson.

August 19th

Henry Clay residents 'Step On It!'

August 19, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Step On It! is a program sponsored by Gentiva Home Health and Hospice to keep senior citizens moving and healthy. Gentiva Home Health and Hospice physical therapist Casey Clark introduced the Step On It! program to the residents of the Henry Clay Retirement Community in West Point Friday. The program encourages people of retirement age to maintain good health throughout their lives.

Mobile veteran center offers counseling

August 19, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Jackson Veteran Center Mobile Clinic will be on hand to provide counseling for local combat veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Walmart parking lot in West Point.
The Vet Center and G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center launched a collaborative initiative in March to reach out to veterans and their families and assist them in finding health care and other services.

Officials caution against realistic BB guns

August 19, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Local law enforcement officials are warning West Point and Clay County residents against the use and display of BB guns, pellet guns or toy guns that look like actual firearms.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said the West Point Police Department is encouraging parents not to buy these type of guns for their kids, and if the parent knows the child has one, to not let them leave the home with it.

August 18th

VIDEO: This day in history

August 18, 2014

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August 15th

Celebrate Recovery group offers support

August 15, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Four years ago, the Golden Triangle community got a lifeline in the way of resident support through Celebrate Recovery, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing a community in which participants struggling with a number of life’s ails may find strength and safety. It’s a mission about which Jean Bryan, ministry leader, feels particularly passionate.

Pilot Club enjoys sweet fundraiser among members

August 15, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Pilot Club of West Point held a dessert/white elephant auction after the conclusion of the business meeting Tuesday night in the dining room of the Henry Clay Retirement Center in West Point.
“This is always a fun way to raise a little money in – house,” Sandra Cox, member of the fundraising committee, said. “People bring either a dessert or a decorative or household item for the members to bid on. Sometimes the bidding gets a little heated, but everyone laughs a lot and has a good time.”

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