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May 13th

EMCC preps local workers for Yokohama

May 13, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

East Mississippi Community College is running day and night classes to prepare residents in the region to work at the new Yokohama Tire plant.
Yokohama is going to need 500 employees for the new tire plant, for which the state is responsible to provide as per a memorandum of understanding with the company. Should that agreement not be honored, the state will be held to an undisclosed monetary penalty.
Mississippi has charged EMCC to administer all the plant's pre-employment training.

LINK to unveil region study

May 13, 2014

BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
Special to Daily Times Leader

MAYHEW — The Golden Triangle Development LINK will officially unveil the findings of an extensive regional economic development study at 9 a.m. today at East Mississippi Community College.

May 9th

Powell works with foster children, families

May 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed special guest Ardrana Powell, intensive outpatient therapist with Mississippi Children’s Home Services, to inform members about mental health services for foster children during the club’s meeting Wednesday at North Mississippi Medical Center Education Room in West Point.
“I deal with crisis,” Powell said. “Families who take in foster children usually know they have a rough road ahead. I’m called to evaluate the child and the home when problems arise.”

West Point PD investigating new burglaries

May 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Alleged burglaries have been keeping the West Point Police Department busy over the past month, and investigators ask all residents to keep their homes and vehicles secure.
WPPD Chief Investigator Albert Lee said the police are investigating an apparent burglary on Eshman Avenue. The victim arrived at their home April 22 in the 600 block of North Eshman, and reported signs of a break-in.

Supes to review hazard plan

May 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the proposed hazard mitigation plan at 6 p.m. on May 22 during its next meeting.
West Point Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield said the county has to renew its hazard mitigation plan every five years to be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

May 8th

Local Habitat for Humanity set to host Women Build in conjunction with Lowe’s

May 8, 2014

BY Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) in partnership with Lowe’s will sponsor the third “Women Build,” Friday. at Lone Oak. Lowe’s sponsors workshops to educate women to be part of the building process when they volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

Local tornado victim supply drive successful

May 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County, Lyon Insurance Agency and East Mississippi Community College teamed up to host a donation drive for tornado victims in Louisville and Winston County from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
United Way coordinated the drive, with EMCC providing a truck and trailer. Lyon Insurance allowed the truck to park in front of its office and supplied workers to sort the donations.
Lyon Insurance Agency President Gil Lyon said the turnout from West Point and Clay County residents was phenomenal.

Local tornado victim supply drive successful

May 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County, Lyon Insurance Agency and East Mississippi Community College teamed up to host a donation drive for tornado victims in Louisville and Winston County from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
United Way coordinated the drive, with EMCC providing a truck and trailer. Lyon Insurance allowed the truck to park in front of its office and supplied workers to sort the donations.
Lyon Insurance Agency President Gil Lyon said the turnout from West Point and Clay County residents was phenomenal.

WPPD citing blue light users

May 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is cracking down on cars using illegal blue lights on vehicles in the city.
Mississippi Code Section 63-7-20 prohibits any person, other than a law enforcement officer on duty, to use or display blue lights on a motor vehicle.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley is warning motorists not to put colored lights on their vehicles, especially blue lights, because WPPD is citing them.

May 7th

Henry Clay Retirement Center yard sale event proves successful

May 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Residents of the Henry Clay Retirement Center (HCRC) in West Point hosted a yard sale Friday through Tuesday. The residents had items to sell and had accepted donations from the community.

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