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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.

November 26th

VIDEO: What to watch for - Keys to the 2014 Egg Bowl

November 26, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Week 14 rivalry matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels.

Local Scouts plan holiday food drive

November 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader

With the holidays drawing near, many local organizations are looking at ways to give back to the community and provide a helping hand to those less fortunate.
One such organization is West Point Cub Scout Pack 118. The Cub Scouts will host a canned-food drive for the West Point Food Pantry during the city’s Christmas parade Dec. 8.
Pack leader Stacy Berry said Kroger donated six shopping carts to the pack, which the Scouts will push along the side of the street during the parade to collect food.

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