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January 10th, 2014

Supes stalemate on schedule

January 10, 2014

Board considers evening meetings; accepts yearly materials bids for district maintenance

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The prospect of the Clay County Board of Supervisors holding evening meetings was shut down Thursday after the board was unable to come to a solid agreement.

January 9th

WPPD to host second round of helmet giveaways

January 9, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Christmas has come and gone, but the gifts received have a ways to go. If a bike somehow finagled its way under a Christmas tree with a child’s name inscribed on an attached tag, but without a handy bicycle helmet, then good news is afoot. Beginning at 9 a.m. and pushing through to 2 p.m. Saturday, the West Point Police Department will host its second bicycle helmet giveaway in front of the department headquarters.

Sally Kate Winters Center to host open house

January 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Where can children turn when they have suffered abuse? How can they begin to deal with the emotional, physical and legal repercussions of their traumatic experience? In Mississippi, these children can turn to local Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) which operate under the umbrella of Children’s Advocacy Center of Mississippi (CACM). Sally Kate Winters Family Services is a licensed CAC and offers therapeutic care for victimized children.

January 8th

County Animal Shelter boasts productive year, looks ahead

January 8, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter continues to honor its commitment to the people it serves by helping to control the stray animal population and find homes for dogs and cats without euthanization as an option.
Since opening in the autumn of 2010, the WPCCAS has found adoptive homes for 394 dogs and 365 cats. In 2013, 93 dogs and 69 cats found forever homes according to WPCCAS director, Lisa Henley.

Temperatures prompt TVA energy warning

January 8, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Tennessee Valley Authority witnessed its second highest peak in its history Tuesday, which set off red flags that demanded a swift reaction, but only for a brief couple of hours.
With a preliminary peak demand of 32,460 megawatts at about 7 a.m. and an average temperature of 4 degrees, TVA shipped out an advisory to local power companies requesting that they reduce the voltage for a brief bout to help suppress the excess energy use.

CCSD investigates 4-wheeler theft

January 8, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay Count Sheriff Department is searching for leads in a recent 4-wheeler and trailer theft, which occurred at some point in the afternoon New Year’s eve.
According to a press release provided by the CCSD, the theft occurred between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 21668 Hwy. 50, Pheba.
The 4-wheeler model is a 2012 Honda Rubicon. As per the release, the vehicle is reported as having a “camouflage” color scheme with “black SS (straight-side) rims.” The serial number for the 4-wheeler is 1HFTE2665C4200056.

January 7th

Common sense vital to combat frigid weather

January 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

For the duration of this week, West Point will be hit by an extraordinary cold spell. Monday’s highs were in the mid 20s with lows in the single digits with similarly cold conditions expected for the next few days. With that, it’s imperative that individuals be wary of certain elements while trying to stay warm throughout the week.
“This is probably the coldest temperatures we’ve had in years,” said West Point Fire Department Chief Johnny Littlefield. “I can’t remember it being this cold with the windchill the way it is.”

McKee appointed as board president

January 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of the new year Monday, which included the annual appointment of a new board president and vice president. District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee was appointed as the president for the duration of this year while District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton was elected as the board’s vice president.
As president, McKee will be responsible for overseeing regularly scheduled board meetings.
“You’re kind of a like a judge in a court,” McKee said. “You try and lead in the right direction.”

January 6th

Investigators hunting leads on cold cases

January 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Unsolved cases span from now to years back for West Point Police Department investigators. Investigators continue their hunt for new information regarding cases, which occurred in 2011, ranging from thefts of gaming consoles to a man that perhaps liquidated a burglary being carried out on his property.
At about 1 a.m. March 20, 2011, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Fifth Street in reference to a possible armed robbery.

New lightbulb regulations raise concerns

January 6, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

It's a new year, and U.S. residents could be looking at the world in a whole new light. … At least, they will in their homes.

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