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January 3rd, 2014

Area highways active, yet safe during holiday

January 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It was a relatively smooth new year as far as illicit activity goes according to county and state law enforcement agencies.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said his department received a “pretty high” volume of calls, but of those none were emergency situations or violent in nature.
“Overall it was pretty good,” said Scott. “There were no major accidents.”

Driver strikes home, incurs DUI charge after New Year's Eve crash

January 3, 2014

DTL staff

New Year’s eve quickly turned traumatic for one West Point family, when an allegedly impaired driver struck a home on North Division Street.

January 2nd

A warmer winter

January 2, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Refuge's Coats for Clay was successful in its second year of making sure children at Sally Kate Winters Family Services have warm winter coats.

Simmons retires after 45 years

January 2, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Mike Simmons has been matching the needs of his clients with the best insurance coverage at affordable prices for 45 years. He began his career at Moseley – White Insurance in 1969. He remained at that office until 1992, when he went to work for Galloway, Chandler, McKinney Insurance. He has now decided the time has come to retire.

December 27th, 2013

MDEQ hails brownfield assessments

December 27, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Representatives for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality have been making the rounds, spreading the word on potential economic development benefits associated with brownfield assessment and cleanup across the state.
Trey Hess, MDEQ brownfield program coordinator, met with West Point Rotarians recently to let business leaders in on ways taking advantage of assessment grant money could work in their favor, particularly in West Point.

WPPD enforces sober driving with DSGPO campaign

December 27, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Keeping the roads and highways safe from intoxicated drivers has been a debilitating battle for law enforcement for nothing short of a long time. The nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled over campaign has law enforcement on their tippy-toes as they comb the streets for impaired motorists.

December 26th

Supply drive successful

December 26, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Civic-minded individuals gathered with We Care Committee Director Luezarah "Lou" Robinson Tuesday to help dish out free goodies to the needy.
The giveaway has been a long-driving endeavor Robinson has toiled diligently with in an effort to spread some level of cheer to individuals who lack the means to consistently keep stock of essential necessities.
Robinson said responding to the call to arms was a might granted to her by her deeply rooted faith in God.

December 24th

We Care group to give supplies for area needy

December 24, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The spirit of Christmas manifests itself in a more than plentiful variety of ways. In an effort to cherish those in need, the West Point We Care Committee will set up a supply giveaway at its headquarters in the city today.

Holidays affect city, county services

December 24, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

City services (namely garbage collection days) will experience a slight lag as per the upcoming holidays, but Clay County garbage collection will continue as regularly scheduled.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said although the upcoming holidays present a slight delay, it will be “business as usual.”

December 20th

BREAKING: Director dismissed from Growth Alliance

December 20, 2013

DTL staff

Cynthia Wilson, director of community development at the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance, was terminated from her position Friday morning following a vote from the Growth Alliance board.
Board President Dwight Dyess cited job performance in the Wilson's dismissal. Her termination is effective immediately.
Wilson joined the Growth Alliance in March 2011.

For more details, see Sunday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

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