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March 10th, 2014

NMMC hosts MS Walk kickoff event

March 10, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

March begins Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. For those living with MS, support groups are a lifeline to other individuals who understand the difficulties the disease presents. Family, friends and those who have MS, met Friday at the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center to show their support for the upcoming MS Walk, April 5 in Starkville.

WP detectives seeking tips in new burglaries

March 10, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators don’t catch a break. Investigators are following up leads on several burglary cases dating back to Feb. 24.
At about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24, WPPD officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Grove Street in reference to a possible auto burglary.
The owner of the vehicle, according to West Point Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reported her wallet had been stolen.

Yokohama site burglarized

March 10, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

At some point between 6 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, according to a press release provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, unknown suspect(s) made their way to the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Plant site on the east side of Clay County and allegedly made off with construction materials.

March 7th

BREAKING NEWS: CCSD investigates theft at Yokohama construction site

March 7, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to a reported burglary Friday at the new Yokohama Tire Manufacturing construction site on Barton Ferry Road in east Clay County.
According to a CCSD statement to the media, between 6 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, unknown suspects allegedly broke the lock of an 18-wheeler trailer on site being used for storage. The suspects allegedly stole about 30 large, metal teeth for a track hoe bucket and a torpedo kerosene heater in addition to several air powered tools and miscellaneous equipment.

Jefferson Davis descendant offers history lesson to local Rotarians

March 7, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

On Feb. 18, 1861, Jefferson Davis stood on the steps of the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., and took an oath to serve as president of the confederate states.
It’s a story with which most have at least some familiarity. However, according to Bertram Hayes-Davis, Jefferson Davis’ great-great-grandson and executive director of Beauvoir and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library in Biloxi, there is so much more of Jefferson Davis’ story to be told.

Madkin speaks on choices, education at ICS Head Start

March 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Wayne Madkin, former Mississippi State University quarterback during the 1998 – 2001 football seasons, took time to talk to parents of students at Clay County ICS Head Start Thursday.
“We are so excited to have Wayne Madkin speaking to us about legacies,” said Kenneth Logan of ICS Male Involvement. “We hope it will open people’s eyes about helping their children make the right choices in life. Wayne is a phenomenal speaker who talks from his heart.”

Supervisors to host five evening meetings

March 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Evening meetings have been a hot topic for the Clay County Board of Supervisors. After more than a decade of individuals bringing forth the hopes of evening board meetings, supervisors passed a motion Thursday which would guarantee five evening meetings.

March 6th

Suspect involved in 2011 assault case still at large

March 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators always keep their ears to the ground for new leads in old cases.
At about 2:28 a.m. June 5, 2011, officers responded to a call made by a patient at the West Point North Mississippi Medical Center, who told officers that he was the victim of an assault.

Kroger: Rumor hurting morale

March 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Rumors that the local Kroger retail outlet is prepping for closure have zipped about West Point. But are the rumors new, or are they rather simply rehashed?
According to Megan Habel, Kroger front end supervisor, rumors of a possible branch closure are nothing new.

March 5th

County combats illegal dumping

March 5, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Like most counties in rural America, Clay County deals with its share of illegal dumping. However, in recent years, the practice has been declining locally thanks to steady efforts from state and county officials to combat the problem; most notably through a Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) yearly solid waste assistance grant.

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