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May 1st, 2014

AG warns of post-disaster scams

May 1, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

Attorney General Jim Hood reminds recent storm victims of the dangers that come from crooked contractors following disasters and storm damage like the State has recently seen.
Following the cycles of recent storms, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office (MSAGO) and the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) are joining forces to send a message to crooked contractors that bad business will not be tolerated in the Magnolia State and violators will be prosecuted.

Luminary ceremony offers chance to reflect, remember

May 1, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The 2014 Relay for Life of Clay County is slated for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 through 1 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at Sally Kate Winters Park in West Point. The evening will begin with the survivors walk on the path through Sally Kate Winters Park. Part of the night’s festivities will include the Luminaria Ceremony.

Community rallies for Louisville relief

May 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Monday’s storms in Northeast Mississippi caused major destruction in towns like Louisville and Tupelo, and while Clay County was spared from the dangerous weather, residents of the county are looking to lend a helping hand to their surrounding communities.
“We’re still in help mode,” West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said. “I’ve let Columbus know they can borrow two of our public works trucks if they need them, and we’ve still got a crew from the electrical service in Tupelo.”

CCS cancels yard sale to assist in relief efforts

May 1, 2014

DTL staff

Community Counseling Services will not hold its yard sale, initially scheduled for Friday in the Pass It On parking lot in West Point.
According to Martha Allen Wooten, CCS marketing coordinator, the organization and its participating clients elected to, instead, concentrate efforts toward disaster relief in the Louisville community.

Local arrested for alleged shooting

May 1, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point resident will be charged with aggravated assault following a Tuesday night shooting.
According to West Point Police Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, about 7 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to a disturbance call at Red Wine Circle in West Point.
“When officers arrived they found a black male with a gunshot wound,” Lee said. “Paramedics arrived and he was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.”
Lee said WPPD could not release the name of the victim as of Wednesday, but that the victim is still undergoing treatment.

Local arrested for alleged shooting

May 1, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point resident will be charged with aggravated assault following a Tuesday night shooting.
According to West Point Police Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, about 7 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to a disturbance call at Red Wine Circle in West Point.
“When officers arrived they found a black male with a gunshot wound,” Lee said. “Paramedics arrived and he was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.”
Lee said WPPD could not release the name of the victim as of Wednesday, but that the victim is still undergoing treatment.

April 30th

Farmers Market returns to West Point May 29

April 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With growing season in full swing, the West Point Farmers Market will return on May 29.
The market will run from 4-7 p.m. at the Mossy Oak Outdoor Outlet in West Point and run each Thursday throughout the summer.
West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director and Market Coordinator Lisa Klutts said this year's market is still in the early planning stages, but she hopes it will be the biggest one yet.

WP dodges storm, provides aid

April 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Storms ripped through Northeast Mississippi Monday evening, causing major destruction in areas such as Tupelo and Louisville. West Point and Clay County were spared the majority of the storm cell’s onslaught, but city and county agencies have been working to lend a helping hand to affected areas.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the county was blessed to dodge the majority of the storm’s impact.

April 29th

COMMUNITY ALERT: West Point schools to dismiss early for weather

April 29, 2014

DTL staff

Local schools will again dismiss early for severe weather concerns. All West Point School District schools will dismiss students at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.
Oak Hill Elementary will dismiss students at noon. Oak Hill High School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m.
Hebron Christian School will dismiss classes at 12:30 p.m.

MSU Extension Services celebrate 100 years

April 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi State Extension Service is celebrating 100 years providing service to the people of Mississippi in May.
Clay County Extension Service Director B.J. McClenton said the extension office will be setting up displays in the county to celebrate the centennial.

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