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April 24th, 2013

Session to be held on Friday

April 24, 2013

A much-anticipated special session has been called of the legislature by Gov. Phil Bryant.
On Friday morning at 10 a.m., the legislature will reconvene just a short while after departing the capitol following a 90-day legislative session.
This time, the legislature is reported to be discussing economic incentives related to an industrial project that may be wanting to break ground in Clay County.
The Daily Times Leader will be at the capitol in order to bring our web readers live updates on any discussions related to our community.

April 23rd

One person transported with minor injuries in county accident

April 23, 2013

“It could have been a lot worse.”
These are the words of a Mississippi Highway patrolman who responded Tuesday morning to a wreck involving West Point Assistant Chief Avery Cook and two individuals in another vehicle.

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Statement on economic development

April 23, 2013

I do not make it a common practice to editorialize on page one.
The situation regarding speculation of a legislative session involving a potential industrial project in Clay County needs to be addressed.
As of press time on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Bryant remains the only person close to economic development who has commented publicly about such a project existing.
Here is what we know from Bryant’s comments on Monday.

Jail inmate captured within hour of escape

April 23, 2013

A West Point inmate attempted to escape Monday not once but twice, but his attempt to flee law enforcement officials failed and the offender was led back to jail with a new felony escape charge.

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Bryant indicates session coming

April 23, 2013

Editor's Note: This article is being published so that our readers understand that the Daily Times Leader is well aware of the reports regarding a supposed industrial project in Clay County. We want you to know that we are working diligently to bring you the latest and most factual information available. Unfortunately, at this stage of what Gov. Phil Bryant called "the process" on Monday, there are few, if any, details available from those closest to Clay County's economic development team. Some of this report contains editorial content by Managing Editor Bryan Davis.

April 22nd

Local Head Start threatened

April 22, 2013

An investigation swiftly got underway Monday morning after the Clay County Head Start received a threatening phone message from an unknown caller claiming to represent a collection agency.

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Oak Hill senior Lauren Billington credits school, family and a love for reading for success

April 22, 2013

When two of Lauren Billington’s older brothers each scored a 31 on their ACT in high school, she knew she was not going to settle for anything less than a 32.
The Oak Hill Academy senior came away from the test with a score of 33.

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Poll worker training commences

April 22, 2013

Dozens of seasoned poll workers gathered Monday at City Hall to freshen up their election management skills during their Municipal Election poll worker training session.

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April 20th

Breland’s steady hands have built quite a collection

April 20, 2013

Some artists paint, others draw, and there are those who make pottery and jewelry.
Marguerite Breland builds and collects dolls.
She is an artist, and she has been building, collecting and repairing dolls for decades, all the while hand-sewing clothes for her little ones.

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Henry Clay gives community quality retirement option

April 20, 2013

They call themselves “a family of friends.”
It’s a motto the residents at the Henry Clay Hotel came up with for themselves according to the retirement community’s manager Dee Mathis.

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