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January 27th, 2015

Officials address littering problem in Clay County

January 27, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Yokohama Boulevard officially opened last week and, according to local officials, litter has already become a problem on the new road.
Clay County District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said one of the most important factors in attracting new industry to the community was keeping the roads presentable.

New Immaculate Conception Catholic Church resident priest

January 27, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Point had been without a priest for almost seven years before Father Channapanna Reddy Basani accepted an invitation to become part of the West Point parish December 2013, by the Mississippi Diocese.

January 26th

Hebron Christian launches new service organization

January 26, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — Hebron Christian School in Pheba is home to the new Hebron Anchor Club. The club had its first meeting in December and installed officers Thursday night at the school.
The Anchor Club, a community service based organization sponsored by local Pilot Clubs, seeks to facilitate aid among homes, school and community through its student membership. The new Hebron chapter came as the result of those in local Pilot organizations.

County, YTMM look to begin road repair in spring

January 26, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With growth comes growing pains, and one of the pains residents may have dealt with during the dirt hauling process of the construction of Yokohama Tire is damaged roads. There may be an end in sight for residents, however, as the Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to begin the process of repairing Barton Ferry Road, Town Creek Road and North Eshman Avenue at its meeting Thursday.

Court term comes to close

January 26, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A West Point man was sentenced to seven years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a drive-by shooting as the January Clay County Circuit Court term came to a close Friday.
Charles Saul, Jr., 22, of Grove Street in West Point, pleaded guilty to drive-by shooting and was sentenced Friday to serve 15 years in MDOC with eight years suspended. Saul opened fire on two cars in June 2013, causing damage to both of them, according to the incident report. The drivers of the cars were not injured.

January 21st

EMCC president to retire this summer

January 21, 2015

DTL staff

East Mississippi Community College President Rick Young will wrap up a career spanning more than 40 years this summer.
Young announced Tuesday his intent to retire from EMCC, effective June 30. Young joined the community college staff 40 years ago, according to an EMCC media release issued Tuesday, and spent a total of about 42 years in education.

County to vote on GTR airport grant fund match

January 21, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a $25,000 match for a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) at its meeting tomorrow.
The airport received the $750,000 grant in October, and required a $500,000 community match among the entities sharing GTRA. West Point and Clay County’s share of the match was $50,000 to be split between the city and county, and the West Point Board of Selectmen voted at its Jan. 13 meeting to participate.

Man nets 30 years on assault

January 21, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A West Point man was sentenced to serve 30 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) for assault during Tuesday’s Clay County Circuit Court session.

January 20th

89th annual banquet preparations rolling; event set for Jan. 29

January 20, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

As the month dwindles, so too does the deadline for preparations on the 89th annual West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance banquet.
The banquet, themed "Past, present, forever West Point," is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Civic. Festivities will begin with a cocktail hour and networking, followed by dinner provided by White's Catering at 6 p.m. Thus far, Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said all was coming together smoothly for this year's event.

West Point residents march, celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point and Clay County residents gathered Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. More than 50 locals turned up at 9 a.m. Monday to march from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive down Main and Commerce streets before ending up at Center Stage for a celebratory program.
Many residents who couldn’t make the walk still came out for the program, and event coordinator Anna Jones said the turnout — about 100 or so in the Center Stage auditorium — was consistent with the last few years’ events.

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