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April 25th, 2014

Rotary honors Harrell

April 25, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Rotary Club is working to make certain the memory of selfless spirits does not go unnoticed. During a special program Thursday at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point, the club bestowed its highest honor — a Paul Harris fellowship — to the family of James Harrell.

April 24th

‘Stuffed With Love’ campaign aiming to bring in 500 toys for first responders

April 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Brownies from Troop No. 23169 are hosting a stuffed animal drive from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Kroger parking lot in West Point as part of its Stuffed With Love campaign.
Troop Leader Jennifer Harper said the troop, which consists of second-and third-grade girls, has a goal to collect 500 stuffed animals. The troop will then donate these toys to the West Point Police Department and West Point Fire Department.

CCS to host community yard sale

April 24, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Community Counseling Services (CCS) in West Point is working to spread the word and end the stigma associated with mental health issues.
CCS will host its third annual community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the Pass It On parking lot at 407 W. Main St. in West Point. The sale is open to resident participation, and CCS department directors will be on hand to join in the fun as well as answer any questions about CCS services.

OHA staff search winding down

April 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Oak Hill Academy is nearing the final stages of its search for a new elementary school principal and new girls’ basketball coach.
The new hires are to replace Oak Hill elementary principal Jane Rives and basketball coach Stan Hughey. Rives’ contract was not renewed for the next school year and Hughey resigned.
Oak Hill Headmaster Yandell Harris said he couldn’t discuss the specifics as of Wednesday but that the school hopes to announce its new elementary principal by May 2.

April 23rd

Region suffers from copper theft; AG meets with surrounding states

April 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood met with attorneys general from Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana April 14 to discuss the growing concern of copper theft — a familiar concern to West Point and Clay County.
Hood said in a press release that copper thieves are costing farmers and business owners tens of thousands of dollars.
“Due to high metal prices, metal of any kind, from cars on the side of the road to implements in the field, is being stolen at an alarming rate,” Hood said.

Local man indicted for sexual battery

April 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Circuit Court went through its second round of arraignments for the April circuit court term on Tuesday.
Clay County Circuit Clerk Bob Harrell said that the grand jury saw 261 cases, and that 183 of those cases were “true billed,” where the jury makes issues a written decision stating it believes there is enough evidence from the prosecution to suggest the accused did commit a crime.

Earth Day, every day

April 23, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents are doing their part to commemorate Earth Day, every day.

April 22nd

CCSD looks for information on missing Clay County man

April 22, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing West Point man.
Don Hodnett, 51, of 3819 Dan Walker Road in West Point was last seen Friday, April 18 at Clayton Village in Starkville.
CCSD is requesting anyone with information regarding Hodnett’s whereabouts call 494-2896.

Fraternity helps local food pantry

April 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A local fraternity collected over 800 individual food items to help the needy in West Point and Clay County.
The Eta Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. accepted canned food donations for the Project Homestead of Clay County food pantry Saturday at the Kroger parking lot in West Point.
West Point resident and Eta Xi brother Rod Bobo said that members of the fraternity gathered in the Kroger lot from 9 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. and collected 843 items for the food pantry.

Grand jury issues indictments

April 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The April term for Clay County Circuit Court was also one of the county’s bi-annual grand jury terms.
Grand juries determine whether criminal charges are to be brought up against those charged.
Clay County Circuit Clerk Bob Harrell said that during the April term the grand jury was in session for five days.
“Normally all the grand jury terms are busier because their cases are being added to the docket in addition to the other cases and a lot more jurors are coming in,” Harrell said.

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