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February 27th, 2015
West Point and Clay County saw as much as 6 inches of snow in some areas Wednesday, and while many residents made merry in the winter wonderland, the snow kept utility officials and first responders busy throughout most of the night.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the Water and Light Department received about 48 service calls Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors looks to move ahead with the purchase of two $225,000 Pierce Pump trucks for the countyâ€™s volunteer fire department at its meeting Monday.
The board was originally supposed to meet Wednesday, but, according to Chancery Clerk Amy Berry, it decided to postpone the meeting due to the winter weather.
Berry said the board would vote whether to approve advertisement for sealed bids for the trucks, which would be paid for with a combination of grant money and notes.
The West Point Clay County Animal Shelter has been closed to the public during the ice and snow event this week. Being closed to the public doesnâ€™t mean the animals are not receiving the care and attention they need.
â€śTechnically we donâ€™t close,â€ť Lisa Henley, director of the WPCCAS. said. â€śSomeone is at the shelter checking on the animals at least twice a day. During the cold weather, we keep an eye on the water for the dogs to make sure it hasnâ€™t frozen over.â€ť
The February meeting of the Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution took place at the home of Marie Lowther in Cedar Bluff.
Regent Gaynell Duke presented the group with a flag recognizing the veterans of the Vietnam War.
Balloons, cake, fruit and vegetable trays and popcorn welcomed clients at the Wellness Center in West Point Monday as the facility celebrated 20 years of health and fitness.
â€śWe had more than 200 people visit us this morning,â€ť Tracy Stebbins Arnett, director of the Wellness Center said. â€śWe have been thrilled with the turnout. We had a lot of people come to take advantage of the free week we're offering. We saw a lot of new faces come in the door that were ready to feel and look their best.â€ť
BY JOSH PRESLEY
West Point and Clay County residents had the opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of state legislature during the last month as part of the West Point Clay County Growth Alliance's "Issues and Eggs" forum.
The four-week event, which featured 8 a.m. question and answer sessions with local representatives and senators at City Hall, concluded Monday with a visit from Rep. Tyrone Ellis.
West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on a recent string alleged vandalism and burglary from automobiles.
As a partner in education, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) made $1,000 donations to three schools in the West Point School District (WPSD) last week.
WPSD Community Relations Director Nancy Young said TVA made donations to West Point High School, Fifth Street Junior High and South Side Elementary.
"They've done this for the past several years," Young said. "The money is to be used for science, technology, engineering and math, whether that's workshops for different teachers to attend, or classroom implements."
The Wellness Center in West Point is celebrating its 20 year anniversary Monday. The Wellness Center, a partner with North Mississippi Medical Center, offers something for everyone with exercise routines tailored to the needs of the client. Tracy Stebbins Arnett, director of the Wellness Center said she wants to thank the whole community for making her 20 years with the Wellness Center such a joy. Stebbins originally came from south Florida to make the Wellness Center the state - of - the - art facility it is today.
The Oak Hill football program is looking for another head man.
Raider Head Coach Tony Stanford accepted an offensive-line coaching position at Starkville Academy Wednesday, multiple sources confirmed. Oak Hill Academy Headmaster Yandell Harris said he learned the news Wednesday morning.