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January 7th, 2015

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.

Yokohama begins line hiring

January 7, 2015

DTL staff

More than a year after breaking ground on a new 1 million square-foot plant in Clay County, Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) is looking to fill that in-the-works facility with employees.

January 6th

Qualifying period begins for county seats

January 6, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The qualifying period for 2015 county elections has begun, and candidates aren’t wasting any time.

Supervisors renew county employees

January 6, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to rehire all county employees for 2015 at its meeting Monday.
The board is required to go through the process of rehiring each county employee at the first meeting of every year. The rehires included circuit clerk deputies, the tax assessor, purchase clerk, comptroller, justice court clerk and deputies, building maintenance and grounds, sheriff’s deputies, jailers, E911 dispatchers and sanitation workers.

Heavy rains damage Main St.

January 6, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The past couple weeks have seen some heavy rains throughout the region, and the constant pouring has caused damage to a recently repaired road in West Point.
Residents traveling on East Main Street likely noticed crews working on the sewer lines in the street in front of Sunflower for two and a half months during the summer. The sewer work was completed in August, and the city waited for the dirt to pack in before pouring hot mix asphalt on the road and finishing up the project.

January 5th

Community looks forward to 2015

January 5, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The year 2014 was a busy one for West Point, Clay County and the Golden Triangle, and local officials and community leaders are looking ahead to an even busier 2015. The various projects, openings, constructions and events would be too numerous to mention, but the staff at Daily Times Leader has picked five major developments to look forward to in 2015:

The opening of Yokohama Tire in West Point.

Family, friends celebrate Hughey with memorial service

January 5, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point, Oak Hill Academy and East Webster High School communities bid farewell to a legendary girls’ basketball coach Saturday afternoon in West Point.
People from West Point, surrounding areas and around the state celebrated the life of Stan Hughey, the former longtime girls’ basketball coach at OHA and East Webster girls’ basketball head coach, with a memorial service at West End Baptist Church. Hughey was buried during a private graveside service Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson.

January 2nd

Missoula children's group returns to WP

January 2, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Children in West Point and Clay County will have the opportunity to participate in a blitz theater session with a professional organization next week.
The Missoula Children's Theater (MCT), an organization which - according to the group's mission statement - seeks to develop life skills in children through participation in performing arts based in Missoula, Mont., sends representatives around the country to conduct theater sessions with kindergarten through fifth-grade children.

Police seek leads in '12 burglaries

January 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information regarding a string of burglaries from two years ago.

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