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December 3rd

Locals work to make season special for SKW kids

December 3, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide services for children removed from abusive homes. SKWFS takes in children from all over the state who are in need of a safe place.
Farm Bureau Insurance and SuperTalk Mississippi are helping those children in the care of SKWFS to have a brighter holiday by sponsoring a toy and gift drive from 3 – 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Farm Bureau office of Adam Watson.

Fatalitites up over holiday, accidents down

December 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

One of the biggest concerns for law enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday was traffic, as citizens traveled to be with their families or raced to stores for Christmas shopping.
However, the Thanksgiving weekend was a quiet one in Clay County, according to Sheriff Eddie Scott. He said the Clay County Sheriff’s Department coordinated with the Mississippi Highway Patrol to help residents get where they were going as safely as possible.

December 2nd

State officials discuss tax credit possibilities

December 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) were in West Point Monday to answer questions about development in the city’s historic areas.
West Point Grant Writer Melanie Busby said many citizens looking to develop or relocate businesses in town could receive tax credits for renovations.

Hearing set on district lines

December 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors set a public hearing for a proposed change in voting district lines at its meeting Monday. The board will host a hearing at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Clay County Courthouse.
Election Commission Chairman Tommy Bryan said the current district lines have led to split precincts, which caused some precincts to have several different ballots for certain elections.

November 28th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Five genius Thanksgiving leftover ideas

November 28, 2014

Do something fun with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Battlebells growing in popularity

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The sound of cowbells is familiar to anyone who's ever been near a Mississippi State University football game. A pair of MSU alumni got the idea to manufacture higher-quality cowbells for fans - cowbells made right here in West Point.
Former MSU students Stephen Caples and John Howell got the idea of "Battlebells" about two years ago while still attending the university.

County reviews district lines

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is considering a change in district voting lines after a report from the election commission at its meeting Wednesday.
Election Commission Chairman Tommy Bryan said the current district lines have led to split precincts, which caused caused some precincts to have several different ballots for certain elections.

Giving up holidays to give of themselves

November 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Those in the health care profession know their responsibilities don't stop for holidays. Nurses and therapists have learned to adapt to missing time with loved ones that most people take for granted.
Derrick Bush, a registered nurse at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point, has not only missed sharing holidays with his family because of the work schedule, but spent a year in Iraq in service to his country with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Giving thanks

November 28, 2014

DTL staff

Daily Times Leader wanted to know what some of West Point and Clay County’s most notable residents were thankful for this holiday season, as well as what they were looking forward to most about this Thanksgiving. Their answers were as follows:

Robbie Robinson, West Point mayor

Coleman secures board seat

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After the votes were counted for Tuesday’s runoff election Tommy Coleman secured the District 1 seat in the West Point Consolidated School District board.
Coleman received 68 percent of the vote to opponent Cameron Boyd’s 31 percent. In the Nov. 7 general election, Coleman received 48 percent to Boyd’s 34 percent. Coleman failed to receive the necessary 50 percent in the general election, which necessitated the runoff.

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