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November 17th, 2014

CCS looks to offer System of Care

November 17, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Community Counseling Services (CCS) looks to offer a new youth program in Clay County during the next year after receiving a $300,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
CCS Clay County Administrator Stephanie Taylor said the grant will go toward setting up the Golden Triangle Area System of Care (SOC).
"The SOC is more of a non-traditional method of counseling," Taylor said. "It's about giving youth a voice and seeking their input on how they can do better."

Airport sewer expansion wrapping up

November 17, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point began a $170,000 project to add the McCharen Field airport to the city's sewer system on Oct.1, and the project is nearing completion.
The project was funded by a 90 percent Federal Aviation Administration grant, 5 percent from the state, and 5 percent from the city, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.

Christmas approaching in West Point

November 17, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

As November draws to a close, the Christmas season will rapidly take root in West Point, and the West Point Clay County Growth Alliance has plenty going to keep residents in the holiday spirit.

November 14th

VIDEO: Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

City accepts sidewalk bids for Safe Routes

November 14, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point is another step closer to a new set of sidewalks for Central School and Fifth Street Junior High School. The sidewalks will be funded by a $563,000 grant from Safe Routes to School (SRTS).
The West Point Board of Selectmen accepted a $415,951 bid from Simmons Erosion Control, of Lake, to install new sidewalks leading the city’s junior high schools during a recessed meeting Thursday at City Hall.
The national SRTS program began in 1997 as part of a campaign to reduce deaths and injuries among children walking and bicycling to school.

Endowment named in honor of Dill; funds to benefit WP residents

November 14, 2014

DTL staff

TUPELO — A $30,000 charitable gift to the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi from the recent Ladies Professional Golf Association Handa Cup at Old Waverly is helping to establish an endowed fund to assist North Mississippi Medical Center cancer patients in the West Point region.

Choral Society set to perform in West Point

November 14, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Clay County Arts Council will host the Columbus Choral Society in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the newly opened Louise Campbell Center for the Arts. A reception will follow the performance. Both events are free and open to the public.
Arts Council Secretary Kathy Dyess said the group visited West Point in the fall for the last two years, having performed in various churches.

Runoff absentee voting begins

November 14, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The runoff election for the District 2 spot on the West Point Consolidated School Board will be Nov. 25, and voters have until Nov. 22 to cast absentee ballots.
Legislation passed by the State of Mississippi in 2013 merged the West Point and Clay County School Districts into the new district, with a five-member board. The new board will have three members from inside the city limits, to be appointed by the West Point Board of Selectmen at its Dec. 9 meeting, and two elected members from the county.

November 13th

VIDEO: Boomer: Mississippi State's season starts Saturday

November 13, 2014

SI.com's Boomer Esiason takes a look at this weekend's big SEC matchup between the #1 Mississippi State Bulldogs and the #5 Alabama Crimson Tide.

City postpones appointments

November 13, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen originally planned to appoint three members to the new West Point Consolidated School board at its meeting Tuesday night, but those plans fell through.
The State of Mississippi passed legislation in 2013 to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts into the new school district, with three members appointed by the city board and two elected by the county.
West Point City Attorney Orlando Richmond said the board would have to postpone the appointments due to not having a quorum.

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