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November 6th, 2014

State re-elects Cochran, four incumbents

November 6, 2014

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON — Mississippi voters on Tuesday re-elected Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and all four incumbent congressmen.
Cochran, 76, said he intends to serve the entire six-year term. With Republicans taking over the Senate, he could become a committee chairman. He is a former Appropriations chairman, and has steered billions of dollars to the state for hurricane recovery, university research and other projects.

School board race heads to Nov. 25 runoff

November 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The dust has settled from the November general election, and Clay County voters cast their ballots in several statewide and local elections Tuesday.
Local voters had the opportunity to elect two members to the new West Point Consolidated School District Board. The State of Mississippi passed legislation to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts in 2013.

November 5th

Christmas open house set for Sunday

November 5, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and West Point businesses are more than ready.
West Point's annual Christmas open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, and West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said the open house would feature plenty of old favorites, as well as a few new surprises.

Yokohama to host info session

November 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) will host an employment informational session from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Civic in West Point.
Representatives from Yokohama will be on hand to discuss the company’s recruitment process, as well as training and application requirements. YTMM President Tadaharu Yamamoto will also provide the community with information about the company’s progress in Clay County.

West Point Fire Department holds rope rescue training sessions

November 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

One of the most important aspects of emergency management, as well as fire and rescue, is preparedness. In the spirit of preparedness, the West Point Fire Department undergoes a variety of training exercises throughout the year, and this month firefighters have focused on rope-rescue training.
Clay County Emergency Management Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard said rope rescue is a subset of technical rescues that involve the use of ropes, mechanical advantages and other specialized equipment to reach victims and safely recover them.

November 4th

Coleman secures judge's seat

November 4, 2014

DTL staff

The November general election has come and gone, and the votes are in. The election saw voters cast their ballots in several state-wide and local elections.
In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) secured his seat for another term with 58.74 percent of the statewide vote to Travis Childers’ (D-Booneville) 38.97 percent. Despite losing the state, Childers won Clay County with 56.13 percent of the vote to Cochran’s 42.82 percent.

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

Bloomberg — Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

Few problems reported as Mississippians vote

November 4, 2014

Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi secretary of state's office reported few problems with voting around the state by late morning.
The agency says it has received about 145 calls, mostly regarding minor issues with voting machines and general election questions.
Mechanical problems with some election-related technology were reported in Harrison, Hinds and Washington counties, but officials say votes are being counted.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the election is running smoothly.
Polls close at 7 p.m.

Tax liens filed on candidate top $550,000

November 4, 2014

DTL staff

A local candidate for circuit court judge owes the Internal Revenue Service more than half a million dollars, according to Lowndes County Chancery Court documents.
Monique Brooks-Montgomery, originally from Columbus and now of West Point, is on the ballot for Circuit Court Judge District 16 Place 3. District 16 covers Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties. Montgomery is running against incumbent Lee Coleman, who is serving his first term.

CCDC undergoes inspection

November 4, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) conducted an inspection of the Clay County Detention Center in October. According to the report issued to the Clay County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Monday, the jail had seven minor deficiencies.
According to the deficiencies included no hot water in certain cells, low water pressure in sinks, low water pressure in showers, torn mattresses and lack of plastic covering on one mattress.

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