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June 3rd, 2014

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.

Local church to hold Day of Good Riddance

May 30, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Members of Northside Christian Church (NCC) and West Point residents are saying good riddance.
This weekend, following the conclusion of regularly scheduled Sunday services, NCC will host its first ever “Day of Good Riddance” in the parking area of the church at 158 Cotrell St. in West Point.

CCSD to host budget hearing

May 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County School District will host a public hearing for its proposed 2014-15 budget 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Clay County Courthouse.
A proposed ad valorem tax effort will be considered at this meeting. An ad valorem tax is based on the value of real estate or personal property.
CCSD Business Manager Velma Robinson said the school district has a budget hearing every year, per state law, and any citizen of the CCSD will be able to attend. Attendees will be allowed to speak and offer tangible evidence before any vote is taken.

May 28th

Village Post Office comes to Una store

May 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

UNA — Residents in Una no longer have to make the half hour drive to West Point or Aberdeen for their postal service needs.
Mississippi’s first Village Post Office (VPO), located inside Knox Grocery in Una, opened for business last Thursday.
A VPO is affiliated with USPS, but is operated out of a private business so USPS doesn’t have to pay for a building or workers. The VPO consists a shelf inside the business that offers flat-rate boxes and stamps, as well as a drop off point for customers to mail their packages.

Officers report steady holiday

May 28, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Holidays are always busy times for local and state law enforcement officials, and this year's Memorial Day weekend was no different.
West Point Police Department responded to a number of incidents, including several calls related to domestic violence, simple assault and disturbance of the peace, according to WPPD Chief Tim Brinkley.

May 23rd

Florida Marcell Choir to celebrate 40th concert Sunday at Mt. Hermon

May 23, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Florida Marcell Choir first sang together in May 1976. The organizer and first president of the choir, Jeanette Harrison named the choir in memory of dedicated mothers of the Mt. Hermon M.B. Church Florida Robins and Marcella Chandler. The choir is performing its 40th concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church in West Point.

ARC partners with TK Martin Center

May 23, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The ARC of Clay County has been providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental delays locally since 1972. Now, the organization is partnering with the T.K. Martin Center in Starkville to provide a new service to local children through the center’s Project IMPACT initiative.

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