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January 9th, 2015

Weapon sale nets $25,000 for deputies

January 9, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Sheriff’s Department deputies will soon sport some new gear thanks to a weapon sale which could bring the department more than $25,000.
The department closed out the bidding process on a 1936 Maguire Industries .45 caliber auto-sub model 28AC, otherwise known as a “Tommy Gun” likely used in World War II, Thursday. The winning bid came in from William McDonald of Newellton, La., at $25,600. It’s money Sheriff Eddie Scott said he intends to put to good use in the form of department issued weapons for deputies.

Supervisors approve new garbage truck bid

January 9, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted a $144,629 bid from Samson Trucking of Columbus for a new county garbage truck at its meeting Thursday.
The county received three quotes for the new truck, and District 2 Supervisor Luke Lummus said state law required the board to go with the lowest and best bid.

Grand opening set for boulevard

January 9, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The work on Yokohama Boulevard is complete, and the community will see a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the road at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of the boulevard and Eshman Avenue.
Local government officials, business leaders and state officials — including Gov. Phil Bryant — will attend the ribbon cutting for the $19 million, 5-mile road that connects Highway 45 North to Barton Ferry Road.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.

January 8th

VIDEO: Elvis Fans Gather to Celebrate the King

January 8, 2015

Elvis Presley, the Mississippi-born singer who became a cultural icon in the United States and elsewhere, would have turned 80 on Jan. 8. Fans are converging on his Graceland home and Tupelo birthplace to celebrate the man and his music.

Information sought on burglaries

January 8, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is looking for any information on a string of alleged robberies that occurred in January 2013 and 2014.
n About 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, officers responded to the 2300 block of Old Tibbee Road in reference to a burglary of a business. According to the incident report, a 301-piece Pittsburgh tool set valued at about $300 was taken from the building. The owner reported that several car batteries were also stolen. The front door may been left unlocked, according to the owner.

Weather prompts concern for needy

January 8, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

It's safe to say winter has arrived in West Point and Clay County, and local officials are advising residents to keep the safety and warmth of themselves and others in mind as the freezing cold sets in.
The temperature was set to bottom out around 9 degrees last night, according to the National Weather Service, and looks to in the 20s and 30s through the weekend. Local officials advised residents to use caution with their thermostats and water faucets in the cold weather, but some locals may not have access to adequate heating.

Regional roundup set at EMCC

January 8, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) is looking to compile more accurate data on the challenges and strengths of various regions throughout the state, and on Thursday, Jan. 22, the local business community will have the chance to weigh in.

January 7th

Fifth Street students win stock market game

January 7, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Reading, writing and arithmetic are the cornerstones of grade school book learning, but one West Point educator has added another level to his curriculum: teaching students to play the stock market.
Jon Zarandona, seventh grade information and communications technology teacher at Fifth Street Junior High School, had students in his after school Future Business Leaders of America program participate in a statewide Stock Market Game.

Officials advise caution during cold weather

January 7, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The harshest cold typically waits until January and February to visit Mississippi, and according to weather forecasts, it looks to be arriving today. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures could drop to as low as 10 degrees tonight, with lows remaining around 21 through Friday and the slight possibility of sleet and snow Friday afternoon.
Local officials are advising citizens to take precautions against the cold for the sake of their personal safety and comfort, and also for the sake of their water and electric bills.

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