January 3rd, 2013
There are defining moments in the careers of every leader.
These moments teach valuable lessons, and they often serve to prepare these individuals for their leadership roles.
For Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott, the storm outbreak of April, 2011 shined light on his talents as a law enforcement officer, and it exposed some weaknesses in local emergency response which Scott began to address as soon as he was elected the following November.
West Point, MS - In an effort to empower community youth, Sally Kate Winters Family Services is now offering a free leadership program to teens 12-17 years old during the afterschool hours. Parents and teachers are encouraged to refer students to the program that will provide two hours (3:30 p.m. - 5:30p.m.) of supervised leadership building activities, such as independent-living skills, educational encouragement, problem solving, character building, personal responsibility, and community service opportunities.
From the Mississippi Main Street Association
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) honors the life of longtime friend and architect Samuel âSamâ H. Kaye, AIA, who went home to be with the Lord on January 1, 2013.
Since 1994, Kaye served as Staff Consultant to the Mississippi Main Street Association, working with towns throughout Mississippi. He served as MMSA Director of Design Services until 2007âin addition to running his own architectural firm, Luke Peterson Kaye, Architects.
The Lady Raiders are coming off two wins at the Immanuel Christmas Tournament and currently holding a 16-3 record.
One of the three losses came against the Lady Patriots of Marshall Academy on December 1. Oak Hill squandered a four point halftime lead and let one slip away as Marshall Academy defeated the Lady Raiders 53-51.
The Lady Raiders will get a second chance Saturday, January 5, as Oak Hill makes the trip to Holly Springs to take on Marshall Academy. It should be another tight game, and the Lady Raiders will hope to be up for the challenge.
The Oak Hill Raiders will go into Saturdayâs contest against Marshall Academy a little battered, but not broken.
Oak Hill and Marshall Academy met earlier this season; the Raiders had a very difficult time figuring out the Patriots and lost 51-29. Oak Hill never trailed by less than 15 after the first quarter and will hope to erase this past game in their memory.
The Raiders are currently coming off a barn-burning win over Winona Christian School 60-56 at the Immanuel Christmas Tournament in Columbus.
Weâve all been there. Lack of money, lack of transportation and lack of time to get everything done that we need to get done. And all these things are understandable contributors to why some General Education Diploma (GED) participants donât fully complete the GED program they enter as a first step to landing a better job.
No one really fancies the idea of boiling their tap water, especially if that means boiling the water for six or seven days. But for safety reasons, boiling water is the very step residents must take if theyâre water supply has been affected by underground construction, a malfunction of the check valve or any other factor that may contaminate the water.
Folks living in the country can tell you itâs a strain driving 15 miles into town just to enjoy a hot, home-cooked meal that you donât have to prepare yourself. But the residents living in the western part of Clay County donât have to worry about that any longer thanks to the opening of Phebaâs Diner, which offers a vast variety of down home breakfast and lunch meals in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
December 31st, 2012
ICS Head Start teachers Humpries and Bell, were formerly instructors of Travion Clay during his time at ICS Head Start. Together with center director, Carolyn Davidson, they are presenting Travion Clay and his mother Sancrea Clay with a donation from the Tenn-Tom Waterway Civilian Fund. Submitted Photo
From Staff Reports
Daily Times Leader
There has never been a shortage of news in West Point and Clay County in the past.
2012, however, proved to distinguish itself as far as newsworthy stories are concerned.
This year was truly a banner year for this community, as we saw the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance forge a partnership with the Columbus/Lowndes Development LINK in the Spring, which by September had inspired leaders in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha Counties to drive toward an economic partnership that would encompass the entire Golden Triangle region.