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January 22nd, 2014

Grady H. Ivy

January 22, 2014

Grady H. Ivy 75, passed away, Jan. 20, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Mr. Grady was born Feb. 5, 1938, in the Sherwood Community outside Mathiston in Choctaw County, the son of the late Wert Lee and Virgie Vaughn Ivy. He graduated from Mathiston High School. He was an United States Army
Veteran, having served during the Berlin Crisis. He attended Riverside Baptist Church. He was a truck driver, having driven for Miller Transport and Southern Ionics. He married Barbara Jean Steadman March 15, 1961, in Oktibbeha County.

Board taps Klutts as new Growth Alliance director

January 22, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point and Clay County merchants and volunteers alike will be in close contact with the newly appointed Growth Alliance (GA) director.
The GA executive committee had its feet in the burners after December brought with it the dismissal of former director Cynthia Wilson, but after deliberation amongst its members, the board, according to Board Chairman Dwight Dyess, came to a unanimous agreement to cement Lisa Klutts’ position as director.

A soldier remembered: West Point native honored in memorial flag ceremony

January 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point resident Joe Mason was just 20 years old when his life ended in the crystalline waters of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Now, some 45 years later, his friends, classmates and family are seeking to honor his memory.

City awards bond issuance bid

January 22, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A lender for $460,000 in general obligation bonds for the ongoing McClure building renovation project was officially declared at a West Point Board of Selectmen recessed meeting Tuesday.
The board opened three sealed bids for the bond issuance at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the upstairs auditorium at City Hall.

January 17th

Local pleads guilty to escape

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

This past September, two individuals managed to finagle their way out of the Clay County detention center. One of the men, West Point resident Jonathan O’Brien, pleaded guilty to an escape charge along with a grand larceny charge Wednesday after withdrawing his “not guilty” pleas from both.
O’Brien, 21, who has a hefty rap sheet, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott, was originally detained at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department jail for previous charges of grand larceny, burglary of an automobile and larceny of a shed.

McGee talks scams, youth at Civitan Club

January 17, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed guest speaker, Sgt. Zate McGee of the West Point Police Department. McGee is the officer who deals with juvenile offenders and the Drug Abuse Awareness Education (D.A.R.E.) program director.
McGee wished to provide the Civitans with pertinent information on scams that had been targeting the community recently.

GA board set to interview hopefuls today

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Since former West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance (GA) Director Cynthia Wilson’s dismissal last month, the GA board has been on the hunt to fill the position. That goal is coming to fruition.
Advertising for the position ceased on Jan. 10, which simultaneously served as the deadline for resume submissions.
Dwight Dyess, GA board president, said the board had received three resumes by the time the clock struck deadline.

January 16th

SPORTS COLUMN: Final countdown

January 16, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

We are nearing the conclusion of the 2013-14 basketball campaign, and it should be an entertaining finish for our Daily Times Leader teams.
January represents the final month of the regular season – the final countdown per se. This month is the 31 days where non-district games become less important and district games become the key games on the docket. January is the month where postseason aspirations change in a matter of seconds before tournament-time in February.

Pilot Club members gearing up for new year

January 16, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Many upcoming projects were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Pilot Club of West Point. February’s meeting will include the residents of the Henry Clay Retirement Center as the Pilots adopt residents as their sweetheart during the Valentine meeting. Club President, Michele Estes reminded the Pilots to draw a resident’s name for the party before leaving.
“We have a lot coming up in the next two months,” said Estes. “We are having our Pilot International Sweetheart party in February, then the Legends fundraiser will take place March 1.”

Selectmen go forward with sidewalk effort

January 16, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In the near future, Fifth Street School and Central School students will have the opportunity to walk to and from school on a fresh set of sidewalks. Selectmen authorized West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson to accept Calvert-Spradling Engineers contract, which deems Calvert Spradling the head honcho in overseeing the construction and inspection of the sidewalks.

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