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May 13th, 2014

Local NAACP kicks off youth movement

May 13, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County branch of the NAACP will host its Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ministerial Institute and College on East Churchill Road in West Point.
The banquet will be youth-oriented, and the Clay County NAACP has declared 2014 as the "Year For Our Youth."
West Point School District School-Community Liaison Robert Smith said he has been the coordinator for the banquet for about 15 years, and this is the first time it's had a youth theme.

FUMC youth collecting for storm victims

May 13, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents are continuing to offer their support to Louisville tornado victims.
Members of the First United Methodist Church youth group are collecting bottled water for Louisville residents through Saturday. FUMC office manager Julie Gray said the youth group will accept cases, jugs or gallons of bottled water through Friday at the Bryan Youth Center of the church at 306 Westbrook St. in West Point. The initiative will culminate with a mass collection day from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the Sunflower parking lot on Main Street.

EMCC preps local workers for Yokohama

May 13, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

East Mississippi Community College is running day and night classes to prepare residents in the region to work at the new Yokohama Tire plant.
Yokohama is going to need 500 employees for the new tire plant, for which the state is responsible to provide as per a memorandum of understanding with the company. Should that agreement not be honored, the state will be held to an undisclosed monetary penalty.
Mississippi has charged EMCC to administer all the plant's pre-employment training.

LINK to unveil region study

May 13, 2014

BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
Special to Daily Times Leader

MAYHEW — The Golden Triangle Development LINK will officially unveil the findings of an extensive regional economic development study at 9 a.m. today at East Mississippi Community College.

May 9th

Powell works with foster children, families

May 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed special guest Ardrana Powell, intensive outpatient therapist with Mississippi Children’s Home Services, to inform members about mental health services for foster children during the club’s meeting Wednesday at North Mississippi Medical Center Education Room in West Point.
“I deal with crisis,” Powell said. “Families who take in foster children usually know they have a rough road ahead. I’m called to evaluate the child and the home when problems arise.”

West Point PD investigating new burglaries

May 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Alleged burglaries have been keeping the West Point Police Department busy over the past month, and investigators ask all residents to keep their homes and vehicles secure.
WPPD Chief Investigator Albert Lee said the police are investigating an apparent burglary on Eshman Avenue. The victim arrived at their home April 22 in the 600 block of North Eshman, and reported signs of a break-in.

Supes to review hazard plan

May 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the proposed hazard mitigation plan at 6 p.m. on May 22 during its next meeting.
West Point Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield said the county has to renew its hazard mitigation plan every five years to be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

May 8th

Local Habitat for Humanity set to host Women Build in conjunction with Lowe’s

May 8, 2014

BY Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) in partnership with Lowe’s will sponsor the third “Women Build,” Friday. at Lone Oak. Lowe’s sponsors workshops to educate women to be part of the building process when they volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

Local tornado victim supply drive successful

May 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County, Lyon Insurance Agency and East Mississippi Community College teamed up to host a donation drive for tornado victims in Louisville and Winston County from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
United Way coordinated the drive, with EMCC providing a truck and trailer. Lyon Insurance allowed the truck to park in front of its office and supplied workers to sort the donations.
Lyon Insurance Agency President Gil Lyon said the turnout from West Point and Clay County residents was phenomenal.

Local tornado victim supply drive successful

May 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County, Lyon Insurance Agency and East Mississippi Community College teamed up to host a donation drive for tornado victims in Louisville and Winston County from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
United Way coordinated the drive, with EMCC providing a truck and trailer. Lyon Insurance allowed the truck to park in front of its office and supplied workers to sort the donations.
Lyon Insurance Agency President Gil Lyon said the turnout from West Point and Clay County residents was phenomenal.

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