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January 6th, 2015

Qualifying period begins for county seats

January 6, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The qualifying period for 2015 county elections has begun, and candidates aren’t wasting any time.

Supervisors renew county employees

January 6, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to rehire all county employees for 2015 at its meeting Monday.
The board is required to go through the process of rehiring each county employee at the first meeting of every year. The rehires included circuit clerk deputies, the tax assessor, purchase clerk, comptroller, justice court clerk and deputies, building maintenance and grounds, sheriff’s deputies, jailers, E911 dispatchers and sanitation workers.

Heavy rains damage Main St.

January 6, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The past couple weeks have seen some heavy rains throughout the region, and the constant pouring has caused damage to a recently repaired road in West Point.
Residents traveling on East Main Street likely noticed crews working on the sewer lines in the street in front of Sunflower for two and a half months during the summer. The sewer work was completed in August, and the city waited for the dirt to pack in before pouring hot mix asphalt on the road and finishing up the project.

January 5th

Community looks forward to 2015

January 5, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The year 2014 was a busy one for West Point, Clay County and the Golden Triangle, and local officials and community leaders are looking ahead to an even busier 2015. The various projects, openings, constructions and events would be too numerous to mention, but the staff at Daily Times Leader has picked five major developments to look forward to in 2015:

The opening of Yokohama Tire in West Point.

Family, friends celebrate Hughey with memorial service

January 5, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point, Oak Hill Academy and East Webster High School communities bid farewell to a legendary girls’ basketball coach Saturday afternoon in West Point.
People from West Point, surrounding areas and around the state celebrated the life of Stan Hughey, the former longtime girls’ basketball coach at OHA and East Webster girls’ basketball head coach, with a memorial service at West End Baptist Church. Hughey was buried during a private graveside service Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson.

January 2nd

Missoula children's group returns to WP

January 2, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Children in West Point and Clay County will have the opportunity to participate in a blitz theater session with a professional organization next week.
The Missoula Children's Theater (MCT), an organization which - according to the group's mission statement - seeks to develop life skills in children through participation in performing arts based in Missoula, Mont., sends representatives around the country to conduct theater sessions with kindergarten through fifth-grade children.

Police seek leads in '12 burglaries

January 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information regarding a string of burglaries from two years ago.

City eyes development code changes

January 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen will host a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday at City Hall for a public hearing concerning an amendment to the city’s development code, as well as readdressing insurance changes for city employees.
The proposed text amendment to the West Point Development Code would allow funeral homes and service stations to build in zones designated for agricultural development as a major conditional use.

Christmas comes for animal shelter

January 2, 2015

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Christmas certainly came early to the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter and Golden Triangle Horse Rescue this year.
Buck Simmons, a former resident of West Point who now lives in Shannon, paid a visit to Frank Portera, president of the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter, Dec. 16 and presented him with a check for $10,000, with $2,000 allocated to the Golden Triangle Horse Rescue and $8,000 for the WPCCAS.

December 31st, 2014

Two more arrested in shooting

December 31, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers have made additional arrests in a weekend shooting incident that left two injured.
Accordiing to a WPPD statement to media, police arrested Jarvis Shamar Robertson, 10, and Jerri Tyshawn Collins, 18, both of West Point, Monday after both turned themselves over to police in connection with an assault at Point Place Apartments on North Forest Street in West Point.

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