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October 29th, 2013

Area schools set for statewide tornado drill

October 29, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents can expect to be greeted by the familiar sirens of warning as the state partakes in a statewide tornado drill scheduled to occur 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.
As November creeps up, so too does the frequency of tornadoes that will inevitably leave their marks on Mississippi’s wide open terra.
According to a press release provided by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), between 1950 and 2012, 229 tornadoes struck in November alone.

Churches host Harvest Fest alternative to Halloween

October 29, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The concept of Halloween has often been greeted with mixed emotions, but some of West Point’s citizens are hoping to change that. This year, area churches and pastors banded together to start what they hope to be an annual tradition: Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest is an alternative to Halloween. The event is from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Community Counseling Services gymnasium.

County most wanted man arrested

October 29, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) nabbed one of its most wanted offenders Oct. 22.
Long after being indicted in April 2012, West Point resident Quinshon Rice, 24, was recently arrested by the West Point Police Department following a routine response to a call regarding a possible disturbance of the peace. With two felony capias warrants from the CCSD along with a bench warrant from the Municipal Court to his name for alleged possession of cocaine and sale of marijuana, Rice was only able to elude law enforcement for so long.

October 28th

Local boy battles malignant tumor

October 28, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Travion Clay was just 4 years old when doctors told his mother, Sanreca, that her son likely would not live through the year.

Hood's office warns against BFDL claims

October 28, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office issued an alert in reference to a recent scam regarding the Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation involving the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The aforementioned litigation was the product of a collective effort on behalf of African-American farmers to memorialize and receive recompense from the alleged discrimination of black farmers by the USDA.

Law enforcement officials urge Halloween safety

October 28, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

As trick-or-treaters flood the streets of West Point and Clay County Thursday night, local law enforcement officials are urging participants to take caution.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said citizens and motorists should be especially careful when traveling to watch for pedestrians, particularly during prime trick-or-treating hours at dusk. Brinkley also urged those making the rounds to go early in the evening, and to travel in groups.

October 25th

Hebron takes on Friendship

October 25, 2013

DTL Staff

PHEBA – Hebron Christian (5-3; 3-0 District 7-A) is holding a three-game winning streak and looks to continue the momentum against Friendship Christian Academy in its final non-district home game of the regular season at 7:30 p.m. tonight on the campus of Hebron Christian School.

Deltas donate to South Side library

October 25, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. made a donation of books Thursday to the library at South Side Elementary School.
“The Deltas donate books to South Side library and the next year we make a donation to the Bryan Public Library,” said Clay County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. President Gail Atkins. “We rotate every year with our donation knowing that both libraries are used by area children. It’s a small way the Deltas can give back to the community.”

United Way hosts campaign kickoff

October 25, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Thursday brought with it United Way’s Campaign Kickoff Luncheon celebrating its 30 years of operations, and welcomed local best-selling author and Mossy Oak Biologic President Bobby Cole as the guest speaker.
Since its inception in 1983, United Way of Clay County has strived to fund, through public donations, health and human organizations. After a collective of civic-minded residents felt it desirable to expand the local Community Chest into a more expansive organization, the train truly began.

Road paving strikes chord

October 25, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader

The Clay County Board of Supervisors convened Thursday to discuss the drafted agenda as well as lending an ear to comments from the public.
West Point resident Ruby Brooks had a couple of things to say regarding the ongoing road paving of White Station Rd.
“There’s too much dust,” said Brooks. “And rocks (that are so thick). They need to take that stuff off the road.”

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