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May 9th, 2014

Supes to review hazard plan

May 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the proposed hazard mitigation plan at 6 p.m. on May 22 during its next meeting.
West Point Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield said the county has to renew its hazard mitigation plan every five years to be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

May 8th

Local Habitat for Humanity set to host Women Build in conjunction with Lowe’s

May 8, 2014

BY Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) in partnership with Lowe’s will sponsor the third “Women Build,” Friday. at Lone Oak. Lowe’s sponsors workshops to educate women to be part of the building process when they volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

Local tornado victim supply drive successful

May 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County, Lyon Insurance Agency and East Mississippi Community College teamed up to host a donation drive for tornado victims in Louisville and Winston County from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
United Way coordinated the drive, with EMCC providing a truck and trailer. Lyon Insurance allowed the truck to park in front of its office and supplied workers to sort the donations.
Lyon Insurance Agency President Gil Lyon said the turnout from West Point and Clay County residents was phenomenal.

Local tornado victim supply drive successful

May 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County, Lyon Insurance Agency and East Mississippi Community College teamed up to host a donation drive for tornado victims in Louisville and Winston County from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
United Way coordinated the drive, with EMCC providing a truck and trailer. Lyon Insurance allowed the truck to park in front of its office and supplied workers to sort the donations.
Lyon Insurance Agency President Gil Lyon said the turnout from West Point and Clay County residents was phenomenal.

WPPD citing blue light users

May 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is cracking down on cars using illegal blue lights on vehicles in the city.
Mississippi Code Section 63-7-20 prohibits any person, other than a law enforcement officer on duty, to use or display blue lights on a motor vehicle.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley is warning motorists not to put colored lights on their vehicles, especially blue lights, because WPPD is citing them.

May 7th

Henry Clay Retirement Center yard sale event proves successful

May 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Residents of the Henry Clay Retirement Center (HCRC) in West Point hosted a yard sale Friday through Tuesday. The residents had items to sell and had accepted donations from the community.

WP to host regional Business After Hours

May 7, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Business leaders from around the Golden Triangle are set to converge next week in West Point for the regional Business After Hours event.

SKW to host free summer kids program

May 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point is holding pre-registration for its summer program for teens in Clay County.
The free program for kids ages 12-17 will be held in two sessions — one in June and one in July. The program will be from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning June 3 for the first session and July 1 for the second. Transportation and an afternoon snack will be provided.

Local charged for exposure

May 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A West Point man has been charged with indecent exposure after being found lying naked in the street on Friday.
Antwaine Johnson, 26, of 743 South Eshman Ave., was allegedly found lying naked and unconscious a little after 5 p.m. Friday in the middle of Grove Street, according to a West Point Police Department incident report.
First responders said that he was allegedly only wearing socks, and his clothes were nowhere in sight.

May 6th

Local author to present latest novel

May 6, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

West Point author Bobby Cole will bring his latest novel “The Rented Mule” to Luncheon with Books at noon May 14 at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. Cole is also author of “The Dummy Line” and “Moon Underfoot.”
“We are always excited to have Bobby Cole with us at Luncheon with Book,” said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. “All his books have a West Point connection, but take place from Memphis, Tenn. to south Alabama. To read his books is to read about home.”

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