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January 7th, 2014

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.

Paving the way: West Point approves force main relocation for Yokohama Boulevard construction project

January 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen held a special call meeting Friday to discuss the advertisement for bids for issuance of $460,000 worth of general obligation bonds for the McClure Building renovation and a few additional bullet points.

January 3rd

New Year’s weight-loss challenge requires perseverance to succeed

January 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

One of the better aspects of a brand new year is the tabula rasa (or blank slate) component. Better referred to as a new year’s “resolution,” individuals will set a moment aside to establish a list of dos and don’ts for the next 365 calendar days. Oftentimes weight loss or physique improvements make their ways onto a multitude of resolutions. But it’s more than just making it a resolution, it’s a routine that requires constant effort.

Area highways active, yet safe during holiday

January 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It was a relatively smooth new year as far as illicit activity goes according to county and state law enforcement agencies.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said his department received a “pretty high” volume of calls, but of those none were emergency situations or violent in nature.
“Overall it was pretty good,” said Scott. “There were no major accidents.”

Driver strikes home, incurs DUI charge after New Year's Eve crash

January 3, 2014

DTL staff

New Year’s eve quickly turned traumatic for one West Point family, when an allegedly impaired driver struck a home on North Division Street.

January 2nd

A warmer winter

January 2, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Refuge's Coats for Clay was successful in its second year of making sure children at Sally Kate Winters Family Services have warm winter coats.

Simmons retires after 45 years

January 2, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Mike Simmons has been matching the needs of his clients with the best insurance coverage at affordable prices for 45 years. He began his career at Moseley – White Insurance in 1969. He remained at that office until 1992, when he went to work for Galloway, Chandler, McKinney Insurance. He has now decided the time has come to retire.

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