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December 9th

Water damage shuts down local day care

December 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

First United Methodist Church in West Point had to shut down its Child Development Center day care program for a few days this week due to a water leak.
FUMC Pastor Jeff Shannon said the church’s custodian discovered the leak early Sunday morning in the rear part of the church.
“A water heater had broken and it ran that way for a while with water leaking throughout a good part of the fellowship hall and day care classrooms,” Shannon said.

City set to appoint new school board members

December 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen will appoint three members to the new West Point Clay County Consolidated School District Board during its meeting tonight at City Hall.
The board was originally set to appoint the school board members at its November meeting, however West Point City Attorney Orlando Richmond said the board would have to postpone the appointments due to not having a quorum.

December 5th

County turns to Urgent Team

December 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to enter into an agreement with Urgent Team of West Point to assist county workers with medical services at its meeting Thursday.
Clay County E911 Director Treva Hodge said county workers typically use Dr. Ronald Powell for medical services, such as drug testing and other issues, and that Urgent Team would be an additional service to Powell.

Bryant speaks on GT growth

December 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Gov. Phil Bryant paid a visit to the Golden Triangle to speak about the region’s economic growth at Golden Triangle Development LINK’s luncheon Thursday at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew.
Elected officials and community members from throughout the Golden Triangle were in attendance for the event, and got a chance to hear about the LINK’s progress and future plans.
Incoming LINK Chairman John Davis said the organization looked to bring more retail business to the region, as well as continuing to court industry.

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December 5, 2014

PSC warns residents against new IRS phone scam

December 5, 2014

DTL staff

The Mississippi Public Service Commission is warning consumers to be on guard against a telephone scam which uses the IRS as bait to obtain money and personal information from victims. The scam calls come from someone claiming that the victim owes money to the IRS and will be arrested, deported or have a business or driver’s license suspended if they do not immediately pay through a wire transfer or pre-loaded debit card, according to a PSC statement to media.
The IRS does not ask for credit card numbers over the phone or request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.

Holiday Express draws crowd to West Point

December 5, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Downtown West Point was stuffed full of reindeer, elves and visitors Tuesday night as the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express rolled into the Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum depot for its first-ever visit to the city while on its 14th annual holiday tour.

PD investigates stolen guns

December 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information pertaining to the alleged theft of two guns this week.
n About 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, an individual came into the police department and reported that a gun was stolen from their vehicle. According to the incident report, a black Walther 9 mm semi-automatic pistol was stolen while the vehicle was parked in the Truman Creek area in West Point. The serial number for the gun was FAN60656.

December 3rd

Locals work to make season special for SKW kids

December 3, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide services for children removed from abusive homes. SKWFS takes in children from all over the state who are in need of a safe place.
Farm Bureau Insurance and SuperTalk Mississippi are helping those children in the care of SKWFS to have a brighter holiday by sponsoring a toy and gift drive from 3 – 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Farm Bureau office of Adam Watson.

Fatalitites up over holiday, accidents down

December 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

One of the biggest concerns for law enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday was traffic, as citizens traveled to be with their families or raced to stores for Christmas shopping.
However, the Thanksgiving weekend was a quiet one in Clay County, according to Sheriff Eddie Scott. He said the Clay County Sheriff’s Department coordinated with the Mississippi Highway Patrol to help residents get where they were going as safely as possible.

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