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July 3rd, 2013

Sheriff: Digital radio system a huge benefit

July 3, 2013

Fuzzy radio communications between law enforcement officials of the Clay County Sheriff’s Department and 911 dispatchers is no longer an issue. That’s all thanks to the installation of a new digital radio system, which transmits emergency messages across the radios 10 times better than the Sheriff’s Department’s old analog radio system.

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July 2nd

Animal hoarding case concludes

July 2, 2013

Correction: In Friday’s edition of the Daily Times Leader, we failed to mention that all legal channels and protocols had been observed in the rescue of the 32 animals. As an officer of the court, Linda Koch had been asked to investigate the situation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Dept. Court orders and documents were in place before the seizure of the animals. The Golden Triangle Horse Rescue was called Clay County Horse Rescue as an error. We at the Daily Times Leader apologize for any confusion.

Businessman Griggs remembered by community

July 2, 2013

Had it not been for their wives, West Point businessman Bobby Jenkins may have never met Douglas “Buddy” Griggs, the man who helped Jenkins find the perfect spot for his auto repair business, a man Jenkins calls his reliable, trustworthy friend of 21 years.

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West Point Farmers Market receives certification

July 2, 2013

The West Point Farmers Market was recently certified by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce as part of the Mississippi Certified Farmers Market Program. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce launched the certification program as a way to recognize the growing number of farmers markets across the state. This program is a marketing initiative designed to identify and promote markets where producers of Mississippi grown fruits, vegetables, and plant materials gather to sell their goods direct to consumers.

July 1st

New Board takes seats for Special Meeting: Appointment of city officials executed

July 1, 2013

The first official order of business of West Point’s new Board of Mayor and Selectmen was the appointment of city officials and the appointment of selectmen to various city committees.

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New City Board sworn in

July 1, 2013

Hundreds of smiling West Point citizens poured into City Hall Monday morning to show their love and support to the newly sworn in Board of Mayor and Selectmen, who pledged their dedicated support to the city.

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Assistant DA sheds lights on Open Carry

July 1, 2013

West Point Municipal Court filled quickly Thursday night with West Point business owners and managers eager to learn more about what Mississippi's new Open Carry Law means for the protection of their establishment.

County working to acquire more courthouse parking

July 1, 2013

The Clay County Board of Supervisors recognizes the need for more parking for people needing to visit the Clay County Courthouse. And Thursday the board took the next step in trying to acquire property adjacent to the Courthouse to reconstruct into a new parking lot.

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June 28th

Largest animal hoarding case in Clay County

June 28, 2013

Pestilence, filth and misery was the sight that met Linda Koch of the Clay County Horse Rescue when responding to several complaints about horses that were not being treated humanely. The property in question is owned by David and Roxie Lofton. It is out in the county near Montpelier,.

June 27th

Dusty road source of concerns

June 27, 2013

The dust is so bad you can barely breathe, says several residents living on Deanes Road in Clay County. And aside from trying to keep the dust from settling into their lungs, residents say the dust on Deanes Road clouds up so thickly, motorists can barely see the road in front of them when vehicles pass by, which some say is a serious concern.

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