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January 8th, 2015

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.

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.

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