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September 16th, 2014

County OKs tax hike

September 16, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt its budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year after a budget hearing Monday.
The total projected revenue for the upcoming year was $8,972,512, and projected expenses totaled $12,304,071. The difference will be covered by grants and state aid funds.
Clay County Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the total amount of expenditures decreased by more than $1.5 million from last year’s budget.

September 15th

Students learn about alternative energy

September 15, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Penny Elliot took advantage of the clearing skies Friday afternoon to teach her fourth - grade class a lesson in solar energy. The students made ovens from cereal boxes, aluminum foil and plastic wrap, took them outside to see if the sun would heat graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Elliott has been conducting the experiment for more than six years at Central School with her sixth – grade classes. This is her first year to teach fourth grade at South Side Elementary.

WPPD to crack down on vicious dogs

September 15, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department will start cracking down on residents who own vicious dogs and don't properly secure them.
According to the city's animal ordinance, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, any mixed cross-breed German Shepherds and Chows are considered vicious animals. The ordinance requires that every vicious animal be contained within a building or secure enclosure, and securely muzzled or caged when off the owner's property.

WPSD donates bus for AmbuBus kit

September 15, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In a disaster transportation can be paramount, whether it's finding shelter or medical attention. The Clay County Emergency Management Agency and West Point School District have taken steps to increase the county's ability to transport citizens to a safe location.
WPSD voted to donate a surplus school bus to Clay County EMA at its meeting Monday, and the bus will be outfitted with an AmbuBus kit.

Arts Center grand opening set for Sunday

September 15, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Louise Campbell has been a fixture in the Clay County arts community for more than 50 years, and next Sunday, she'll have the building to show for it.

September 12th

Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

At precisely 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of fuel buried itself into the 80th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Hundreds died upon impact, some incinerated, as a great plume of black smoke billowed into the sky.

Holiday express to roll in to West Point

September 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s Christmas in September as the Kansas City Southern Railway Company announced Thursday that its Holiday Express train will roll Dec. 2 into West Point.
The Holiday Express’ 14th annual run is a free event and will stop in 21 communities in seven states throughout December, according to a statement released to media from KCS Employee Relations Director Doniele Carlson. West Point will be the train’s fifth stop.

White Station water transfers to West Point

September 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

White Station Rural Water Association customers have lower rates in their future. The Mississippi Public Service Commission announced that it had approved transfer of White Station’s system to the City of West Point Thursday.
In a statement released to media from PSC Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley, White Station customers will see a $3.50 reduction in their monthly service charges and usage rates.

September 11th

WP eyes grant to rehabilitate former school

September 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point is looking to obtain a brownfield grant from the Environmental Protection Agency in order to clear asbestos from the Westside School building. The West Point Board of Selectmen voted to enter into an agreement with the West Point School District for the building to become city property at its meeting Tuesday.
The West Point School District board voted Monday to transfer the deed to the building to the city, with the understanding that the deed would revert to the school board if the city didn’t obtain the grant.

Pilots tap Estes as year's 'Sweetheart'

September 11, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Pilot Club of West Point named the 2014-15 Pilot International (PI) Sweetheart, Michele Estes, at Tuesday night’s Pilot Club meeting in the dining room of the Henry Clay Retirement Center. A PI Sweetheart is chosen each year by nominations made by the members of the Pilot Club to recognize one of their own as the embodiment of what it means to be a Pilot.

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