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February 12th, 2014

Cub Scouts host Blue and Gold banquet

February 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point/Clay County Cub Scout program is gaining momentum, and on Monday about 20 of the group’s young cubs moved up through the ranks at the organization’s annual Blue and Gold Banquet, held at the American Legion.

Wrecks scarce in Clay County

February 12, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although an icy front made its way through West Point Monday night into Tuesday morning, West Point and Clay County law enforcement officials said they were surprised by how smooth the 24-hour gap went for motorists. However, Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G reported widespread — albeit mostly minor — weather-related traffic incidents, one of which resulted in a fatality.
West Point Police Department Chief Tim Brinkley said Monday evening as well as Tuesday morning was reflective of a normal day for patrol units.

February 11th

Clay County man arrested on battery charge

February 11, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

Clay County Sheriff’s Department Investigators have arrested Nathaniel Collins, age 37, of 4655 Clisby Road, of West Point and charged Collins with two counts of sexual battery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said that Collins is under a $50,000.00 bond for each count and is incarcerated at the Clay County Detention Center. Evidence will be presented at the next term of grand jury in April.

Area classes dismiss for bad weather

February 11, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County and West Point School District students will have today off as an icy forecast mandated school heads to make the decision to pull the plug and cancel classes for the day per the recommendation of the local Mississippi Emergency Management Agency branch.
Johnny Littlefield, Clay County-West Point Mississippi emergency management agency director, said the chilly weather was not readily deemed any concern until a conference call with the National Weather Service (NWS) at 10 a.m. Monday concluded otherwise.

Utilities gear up for icy conditions

February 11, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Weather forecasts paint an icy picture for Tuesday, but 4-County Electric Power Association (4-County) has boots on the ground to combat the expected adverse weather conditions.
According to a press release issued by 4-County, the company has initiated “emergency preparations” to help suppress the blow of any “possible weather damage to lines or equipment or service interruption” to its power consumers.

City, county prepare for weather

February 11, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

With a Tuesday morning forecast calling for the potential of freezing rain and ice throughout Northeast Mississippi — including Clay County — West Point and Clay County officials were preparing for the worst in severe weather on Monday.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the city’s department heads met Monday morning to give a rundown of plans and provisions in the event inclement weather does hit. According to Robinson, all are well prepared to handle any incoming winter weather. However, no one is going to jump the gun.

February 7th

Conservation district preps for 2014 Tree Planting Week

February 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Tree Planting Week has been celebrated by the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District for more than 40 years. The CCSWCD strives to promote the value of trees to the environment, economy, wildlife and public health. According to the CCSWCD, more than 300,000 trees have been given free of charge to residents to plant on their property.
This year’s tree giveaway is from 8 a.m. - noon, Friday, Feb. 14, at the USDA Service Center on Highway 50 East.

Center fighting addiction, mental health disorders

February 7, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Struggling with addiction and mental health disorders can take its toll on any family, but staff of The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center in Columbus are working to help those affected to succeed and become healthy contributors to society.

County moves on port project

February 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County is pulling up its sleeves in preparation for a new addition to its bridge dock at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway port.
According to Clay County Grant Writer Phyllis Benson, the Clay County Board of Supervisors submitted an application to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a Multi Modal Port grant in March. This go around, she said, would be the fourth time the county has been awarded the grant.
The county was officially awarded the $84,000 grant in July.

February 6th

We Care committee to distribute remaining food supplies today

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In December, We Care Committee Director Luezarah “Lou” Robinson made it a point to give out free goodies to individuals in need of extra food supplies. Beginning at 8 a.m. today at the Luezarah Robinson Healthcare Care building located on Highway 45 Alt. N., Robinson is set to give away leftover treats.
At the previous giveaway, Robinson incorporated a relatively quick and painless application process to gauge who was in sincere need of a little care package.

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