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June 5th, 2014

WP Community Living set to host appreciation event

June 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Zane Parker II, local volunteer and devotional leader, will be hosting a Friends and Family Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at West Point Community Living Center on North Eshman Avenue.
The event is to give friends and family of past and present WPCLC residents an opportunity to fellowship together. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided, along with singing.
Parker said he has been visiting and providing ministry and Bible study at WPCLC for 11 years.

Primaries bring few locals to polls

June 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Mississippi’s primaries have come and gone, but the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate remains too close to call.
Incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Tea Party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-Greeneville) both failed to capture the necessary 50 percent of the votes required to avoid a runoff.

June 4th

Blissard named Emergency Manager of Year

June 4, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point-Clay County Emergency Management Interim Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard received the 2014 Emergency Manager of the Year award last week at the Mississippi Partners in Preparedness summit in Biloxi.
Nomination committee members of the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Management Association (MCDEMA) accepted qualified candidate applications on behalf of the MCDEMA Board of Directors for the award. Nominees were presented at the summit, and attendees at the conference chose the winner from the top two nominees.

Haines to share latest addition to ‘Bones’ series at next Luncheon With Books event

June 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Luncheon with Books (LWB) at noon Thursday, will meet in the fellowship hall of the First Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in West Point. Due to conflicts with the Summer Reading Program going on at the library, Rev. John Kellogg invited Friends of the Library to hold the June edition of LWB at the church.

'Everything Equine' event set for Saturday

June 4, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Golden Triangle Horse Rescue (GTHR) will host a day of horse education from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Ranch on TVA Road in West Point.
Admission for the Everything Equine event is free, and there will be educational presentations, booths and silent auctions, along with pony rides and food from CJ’s Pizza.
GTHR Treasurer Teresa Scott said this is the first event the organization has hosted for the community. GTHR has received many requests for different horse-related classes and decided to make a day of it, according to Scott.

CCSD makes drug arrests

June 4, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department made four arrests in connection to drug charges last week, with a warrant issued for one more.
Corey Quinn, of Woodland, was arrested May 25 at a traffic stop for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. According to a CCSD statement released to media, deputies seized about 65 grams of marijuana, along with scales and paraphernalia, were seized from Quinn’s vehicle. He is being held at the Clay County Detention Center on a detainer for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

June 3rd

Inky the Clown to open Summer Reading Program

June 3, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Entertainer Inky the Clown will be the opening act at 2 p.m. today for the Summer Reading Program at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. The theme is: Fizz, Boom, Read.
For more than 10 years, Inky the Clown has brought his unique brand of humor to delight young and old during the SRP.

Supervisors discuss hauling ordinance

June 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. June 12 to open sealed bids.
The county owns 17.14 acres of land on Highway 45 South that the board intends to lease for the collection of hay, and advertised for bids to lease the land beginning Monday.

Blissard named Emergency Manager of the Year

June 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point-Clay County Emergency Management Interim Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard received the 2014 Emergency Manager of the Year award last week at the Mississippi Partners in Preparedness summit in Biloxi.
Nomination committee members of the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Management Association (MCDEMA) accepted qualified candidate applications on behalf of the MCDEMA Board of Directors for the award. Nominees were presented at the summit, and attendees at the conference chose the winner from the top two nominees.

May 30th

Governor’s chief of staff speaks to Rotary

May 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Lucien Smith, chief of staff for Gov. Phil Bryant, spoke at the West Point Rotary Club’s meeting Thursday at the Ritz.
Smith is a member of the Downtown Jackson Rotary and said it’s great to be able to speak at Rotary meetings because his job often keeps him from attending his own club’s meetings.
Smith, who has family in West Point and Starkville, said he jumps at any chance to visit the Golden Triangle. He spoke on his time as Bryant’s chief of staff, and the improvements he feels Bryant has made in his time as governor.

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