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February 4th, 2015

Local hotel under new name

February 4, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents traveling down Highway 45 South this week may have noticed a familiar West Point hotel flying under a different banner. The former Holiday Inn Express, next to Captain D’s and across from the Mossy Oak Outlet, is now an America’s Best Value Inn.
Fusion Hospitality, of Tupelo, owns the West Point location, and Fusion Hospitality Regional Director of Operations Alan Burns said the only thing changing about the hotel was the name.

Clay County Triad assists local elderly

February 4, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department’s Triad program received a $4,500 grant from the Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging this week to provide assistance to elderly citizens.
According to the National Association of Triad’s website, the national program has been around for about 23 years. The program aims at reducing criminal victimization of elderly citizens.
Sheriff Eddie Scott said the Triad program was a way to bring elderly citizens together to discuss issues in the community.

February 3rd

Lady Raiders tip off district tourney

February 3, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The No. 3 seed Oak Hill Lady Raiders (20-8; 6-4 District 2-AA) opens the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) District 2-AA tournament against the No. 6 seed Manchester Lady Mavericks at 4 p.m. today at Canton Academy in Canton.
For Brian Middleton, the first-year Lady Raiders’ head coach, it will be his inaugural district tournament to lead the Lady Raiders.

Shelter receives grant to reduce unwanted litters

February 3, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Clay County Animal Shelter received a $4,000 grant from The Mississippi Board of Animal Health from the “I Care For Animals” car tag sales. The grant will be used as matching funds for a low – income spay/neuter program.
“To qualify, there needs to be family income of $30,000 or less,” Lisa Henley, director of the WPCCAS, said. “$50 will be paid to the vet of the person's choice for a cat, $70 for a dog, toward having the animal altered. This can be done for two animals.”

County joins Japan-America Society of Mississippi

February 3, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With a major Japanese tire manufacturer in the process of locating in Clay County, local officials are looking at ways to better integrate Japanese and American cultures in the area. At its Monday meeting, the Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to join the Japan-America Society of Mississippi (JASM).
JASM is a nonprofit organization that sponsors business-related and cultural programs to benefit both American and Japanese members.

County OKs new fire trucks

February 3, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleadere.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase two $225,000 Pierce pump trucks for the county’s volunteer fire department at its meeting Monday.
Volunteer Fire Coordinator B.J. McClenton said the two trucks, totaling $450,000, would come from Emergency Equipment Professionals, Inc. of Horn Lake. They would be partially covered by a $140,000 Rural Fire Protection Assistance Program grant and the county would be responsible for the remainder.

February 2nd

Chargers take down Wave in district win

February 2, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oxford Chargers were in a shooting rhythm, and there was not much the West Point Green Wave could do to stop them.
For the second time this month, Oxford (19-4; 2-2 District 2-5A), which shot 65 percent from the field, routed West Point, 70-44, in District 2-5A play Friday at West Point High School. The Green Wave (13-11) has not won a district game in four attempts this season.

Oxford downs Lady Wave

February 2, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oxford Lady Chargers controlled most of the game, but the West Point Lady Wave would not allow Oxford to walk away with an easy win.
Oxford junior Aliyah Herod scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for a double-double as she led her team to a 62-53 win despite West Point’s late effort Friday at West Point High School. Oxford (16-7) remained perfect through four District 2-5A games, while West Point (12-12) dropped to 2-2 in district play – both losses to Oxford.

Bedford Forest Burkeen

February 2, 2015

Bedford Forest Burkeen, age 81, of Long Beach and formerly of Pheba, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
Mr. Burkeen was born to Ernest and Elsie Mae Holyfield Burkeen. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service to his country and later received his Master’s Degree from Mississippi State University in Agronomy and Horticulture. He retired from MSU after 10 years as Greenhouse Manager. He enjoyed spending his spare time with his wife rock hunting and gardening.

GA banquet honors outstanding citizens

February 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Clay County Growth Alliance hosted its 89th annual banquet Thursday at the Civic. The banquet was a way for the Growth Alliance to recognize citizens who've gone the extra mile to contribute to the community, as well as remember the events of the past year.
"This is just a chance for our community to come together and honor citizens," Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said. "We look for people who have made significant contributions."

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