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March 9th, 2015

'Ozland' on the road

March 9, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Since "OzLand" had its local premiere in September, director Michael Williams has taken the movie on the road to various screenings and film festivals in Mississippi.
Williams screened the movie in five cities in the region, including stops at the Magnolia Film Festival (MagFest) and the Oxford Film Festival.
"I'm glad we only picked five cities," Williams said. "There was so much work involved in organizing the screenings, but I'm happy we got the movie out there to an audience."

March 6th

Former MBI member addresses Civitans

March 6, 2015

Former MBI member addresses Civitans
By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Jimmy Edwards, retired member of the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Miss. Bureau of Investigation, now employed with Akal Security was invited to speak at the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club by Bill Ladd.

March 4th

MS official discusses relationship dynamics with MS support group

March 4, 2015

MS official discusses relationship dynamics with MS support group

By Donna Summerall

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a long-lasting disease that can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves in the eyes. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions. At this time there is no cure.
Gayva Cannon Baldwin, self – help leader for the Golden Triangle MS Support Group, held the group's meeting at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, at noon Tuesday in the Education Room.

March 3rd

County names Hodge EMA director

March 3, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors appointed Treva Hodge to serve as Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director at its meeting Monday.
Kerrie Gentry-Blissard had served as the county's EMA director since June in the absence of former EMA Director and Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield. She was appointed as interim EMA director on June 2, and promoted to director on Aug. 4. Blissard will continue to serve as deputy EMA director.

New exhibit to open at LCCA

March 3, 2015

DTL staff

A new exhibit from a local artist is set to open March 8 at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts in West Point.
Ben Rosenkrans' "A Southern Perspective" watercolor exhibit features paintings of old barns, homes and landscapes.
The exhibit is sponsored by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council and will hang until April 17. Arts Council Secretary Kathy Dyess said staff will be on hand on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. to allow visitors to see the show.

March 2nd

New school board hosts first meeting

March 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The new West Point Consolidated School District Board of Trustees is set to host its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
State legislation merged the West Point and Clay County School Districts into a new district in 2013. The new five-member board has three members appointed by the selectmen and two elected from the county.

City approves tax break for golf course

March 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With the new Mossy Oak Golf Club looking to open its doors in 2017, the West Point Board of Selectmen voted to authorize a tax exemption for the new club at a special meeting Friday at City Hall.
The George Bryan family, founders of Old Waverly Golf Club, announced last week that it joined forces with golf course architect Gil Hanse and outdoor brand Mossy Oak to create the Mossy Oak Golf Club.
The new club will feature a 7,400 yard, par-72 golf course, a clubhouse and guest cabins to accommodate golf travelers.

February 27th

Heavy snow causes power outages

February 27, 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.

County to move ahead to advertise fire truck bids

February 27, 2015

The Clay County Board of Supervisors looks to move ahead with the purchase of two $225,000 Pierce Pump trucks for the county’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.

Keeping pets warm during cold weather

February 27, 2015

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 doesn’t mean the animals are not receiving the care and attention they need.
“Technically we don’t close,” Lisa Henley, director of the WPCCAS. said. “Someone 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 hasn’t frozen over.”

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