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March 16th, 2015

NMMC hires new administrator

March 16, 2015

DTL staff

North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point announced this week that Barry L. Keel has accepted the position as the hospital’s administrator effective March 2. 
According to a statement released to media, Keel, an Alabama native, comes to NMMC-West Point from Bay Medical Center – Sacred Heart Health System, a 323-bed hospital in Panama City, Fla., where he served as chief executive officer.

March 12th

Johnson shares Alzheimers information with Pilot Club

March 12, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Pilot Club of West Point invited Brenda Johnson to speak Tuesday night at the club meeting at the Henry Clay Retirement Center dining room.
“We are so happy to have Brenda Johnson with us tonight,” Jeannie Johnson, member of the club. “As Pilots we are involved with brain related disorders and injuries and this is Brain Awareness month. Brenda has seen Alzheimers first hand and is the perfect person to talk about it.”

March 11th

Chick with four legs born in Cedar Bluff

March 11, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Walter and Reesie Quinn of Cedar Bluff have been raising chickens at their home for at least 30 years. Walter Quinn said he had never seen a chicken like the one who hatched from his incubator last Friday.
“I've been around chickens my whole life,” Quinn said. “My mother raised chickens and almost my entire family raise chickens. But I had never seen one with four legs before.”

March 10th

Wrapping up the yard sale

March 10, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL

Residents of the Henry Clay Retirement Center (HCRC) in West Point are wrapping up another successful fundraiser. The Henry Clay yard sale began Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. and ended Monday at 5 p.m. The residents set up tables in the parlor, arranged the merchandise and took care of the customers who came in during the 3 – day sale.

March 9th

Searching for historical roots at the library

March 9, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

James Murphy, with his wife Vicki, are tracing the roots of the Restoration Movement of the Christian Church. They are in West Point from Montgomery, Ala. The search has taken the couple through the counties of Chickasaw, Monroe, Clay and Lowndes in Mississippi. The quest for information brought them to the Bryan Public Library Lucille Millier Local History Room.

Blues festival refocuses

March 9, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival is an institution for West Point, and festival coordinators are looking to refocus the event for it's 20th year. This year's festival, retitled the Black Prairie Blues Festival, will honor not only West Point native Howlin' Wolf, but also other blues artists from the region.
The Prairie Belt Blues Foundation (PBBF) took over management of the festival and the Howlin' Wolf Blues Society last year. PBBF President Milton Sundbeck said the organization wished to make the festival more inclusive.

'Ozland' on the road

March 9, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Since "OzLand" had its local premiere in September, director Michael Williams has taken the movie on the road to various screenings and film festivals in Mississippi.
Williams screened the movie in five cities in the region, including stops at the Magnolia Film Festival (MagFest) and the Oxford Film Festival.
"I'm glad we only picked five cities," Williams said. "There was so much work involved in organizing the screenings, but I'm happy we got the movie out there to an audience."

March 6th

Former MBI member addresses Civitans

March 6, 2015

Former MBI member addresses Civitans
By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Jimmy Edwards, retired member of the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Miss. Bureau of Investigation, now employed with Akal Security was invited to speak at the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club by Bill Ladd.

March 4th

MS official discusses relationship dynamics with MS support group

March 4, 2015

MS official discusses relationship dynamics with MS support group

By Donna Summerall

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a long-lasting disease that can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves in the eyes. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions. At this time there is no cure.
Gayva Cannon Baldwin, self – help leader for the Golden Triangle MS Support Group, held the group's meeting at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, at noon Tuesday in the Education Room.

March 3rd

County names Hodge EMA director

March 3, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors appointed Treva Hodge to serve as Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director at its meeting Monday.
Kerrie Gentry-Blissard had served as the county's EMA director since June in the absence of former EMA Director and Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield. She was appointed as interim EMA director on June 2, and promoted to director on Aug. 4. Blissard will continue to serve as deputy EMA director.

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