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April 23rd, 2013

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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April 19th

Support one of our own: Fundraiser for Williams' film ends April 21

April 19, 2013

Michael Williams is a local filmmaker who has debuted numerous movies at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point. His films are quality and family-friendly, and they are local.
"OzLand" which will be filmed partially in West Point this summer is currently in production, and Williams is raising money to make the dream a reality.
Follow the link below to contribute to the creation of this film.

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April 18th

Downtown spruce up already underway

April 18, 2013

A little paint can make a tremendous difference on a building.
A lot of paint can transform the look of an entire downtown.

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West Point schools head reacts to new education laws

April 18, 2013

Education reform went from a dream of most of the state’s conservative lawmakers to a reality on Wednesday, when Gov. Phil Bryant signed four laws known as the Education Works package which represents the most sweeping changes in state education policy since 1982.

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American Red Cross urges citizens to prepare for severe weather

April 18, 2013

JACKSON, – Mississippi is prone to severe thunderstorms and tornados, and the American Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to stay safer when severe weather threatens.
“By preparing together for severe thunderstorms, we can make our families safer and our communities stronger,” said Bob Devaney, emergency services director. “We can help you and your family create a disaster preparedness plan now, before our community is threatened by high winds, hail, lightning and excessive rainfall.”

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