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May 7th, 2014

SKW to host free summer kids program

May 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point is holding pre-registration for its summer program for teens in Clay County.
The free program for kids ages 12-17 will be held in two sessions — one in June and one in July. The program will be from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning June 3 for the first session and July 1 for the second. Transportation and an afternoon snack will be provided.

Local charged for exposure

May 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A West Point man has been charged with indecent exposure after being found lying naked in the street on Friday.
Antwaine Johnson, 26, of 743 South Eshman Ave., was allegedly found lying naked and unconscious a little after 5 p.m. Friday in the middle of Grove Street, according to a West Point Police Department incident report.
First responders said that he was allegedly only wearing socks, and his clothes were nowhere in sight.

May 6th

Local author to present latest novel

May 6, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

West Point author Bobby Cole will bring his latest novel “The Rented Mule” to Luncheon with Books at noon May 14 at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. Cole is also author of “The Dummy Line” and “Moon Underfoot.”
“We are always excited to have Bobby Cole with us at Luncheon with Book,” said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. “All his books have a West Point connection, but take place from Memphis, Tenn. to south Alabama. To read his books is to read about home.”

Local firefighters aid in search for missing boy from Louisville

May 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After last Monday’s devastating storms in Northeast Mississippi, firefighters from the West Point Fire Department took part in the search for a missing boy in Louisville.
WPFD firefighters Allen Flynt, Heath Donahoo, Scott Hinnant and Lantz Stewart, who are all trained in over-land search and rescue, went to Louisville on Thursday to aid in the search for 8-year-old Tyler Tucker. Tucker had been missing since Monday, when his parents’ bodies were found.

Board OKs precinct building rent

May 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors authorized the rent amount for the new District 5 voting precinct on Brame Avenue at its meeting on Monday.
Board President and District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said the county will be charging organizations in the county $200 to rent the building.
“It’s $200, (but) if they clean it up they’ll be reimbursed $50,” McKee said. “They will also be charged for any damage to the building; It’s a $90,000 building and we can’t afford for it to be damaged.”

May 2nd

Vehicle drops on West Point man

May 2, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point man was seriously injured Thursday after a vehicle fell on him as he was working.
Emergency personnel were dispatched about 1:30 p.m. Thursday to a residence at 1015 E. Brame Avenue in West Point in response to a possible vehicle falling.
West Point Fire Department Battalion Chief Ken Wilbourne said firefighters arrived to discover a resident, whose name has not been released, trapped beneath a vehicle under which he’d been working. Wilbourne said the car had been sitting on a jack when the jack collapsed.

Supply drives continue to emerge in wake of storm

May 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In the wake of the Monday’s severe storms that rocked Northeast Mississippi, agencies in Clay County are taking donations to assist the neighboring communities that were hit hard by the weather.
Students at West Point High School began accepting donations Thursday and will continue to do so on Friday.
Shaffany Hamilton, who teaches 11th-12-grade social studies at WPHS, said the students are gathering non-perishable items, such as canned goods and bottled water, to take wherever it needs to go.

Community observes National Day of Prayer

May 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In honor of National Day of Prayer, local church groups gathered Thursday to march down Commerce Street and hold a prayer service in Sally Kate Winters Park.
According to nationaldayofprayer.org, the National Day of Prayer began in 1952 and is held every year on the first Thursday of May.
The local prayer service involved various residents from churches in the community, as well as city and county officials praying for areas such as federal and local government.

May 1st

AG warns of post-disaster scams

May 1, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

Attorney General Jim Hood reminds recent storm victims of the dangers that come from crooked contractors following disasters and storm damage like the State has recently seen.
Following the cycles of recent storms, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office (MSAGO) and the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) are joining forces to send a message to crooked contractors that bad business will not be tolerated in the Magnolia State and violators will be prosecuted.

Luminary ceremony offers chance to reflect, remember

May 1, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The 2014 Relay for Life of Clay County is slated for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 through 1 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at Sally Kate Winters Park in West Point. The evening will begin with the survivors walk on the path through Sally Kate Winters Park. Part of the night’s festivities will include the Luminaria Ceremony.

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