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October 10th, 2014

Cattlemen host cookout

October 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Branch of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association will host a benefit cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the Kroger parking lot in West Point.
Clay County Cattleman John Elliott said the MCA will offer ribeye steak dinners for $12 apiece, and steak sandwiches for $6. The cattlemen will also raffle two cuts of ribeye loin for $1 apiece.
“We’re doing this to raise money for agricultural scholarships for our 4-H members,” Elliot said. “We’ve been doing it for several years now and we always have a great turnout.”

County appoints 2 to LINK board

October 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors appointed two residents to the Golden Triangle Development LINK oversight board at its meeting Thursday. The board, comprised of four members from each LINK county, meets once a month with LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins to keep the counties informed about economic development in the area.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson, who previously served on the board, said it’s responsible for setting and approving policy for the LINK.

October 9th

VIDEO: College Football Playoff rankings: If the season ended today

October 9, 2014

Sports Illustrated's B.J. Schecter and Ben Glicksman debate which four teams would make it to the College Football Playoff if the season ended today.

Humphries tapped for all-star team

October 9, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

On Wednesday morning, West Point senior Chris Humphries was added to the Bernard Blackwell All-Star North Team roster at a Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) press conference in Clinton. The Blackwell All-Star football game features 80 of the top players in Mississippi, divided into North and South teams. The game is scheduled for noon kickoff Saturday, Dec. 20, in Gulfport.

Green Wave spirit strong in ICS students

October 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Institute of Community Service Head Start (CCICSHS) welcomed several guests during Spirit Day Wednesday. The West Point High School Green Wave football team, cheerleaders, drum line, Greenie the mascot and the Slab Bandits Motorcycle Club visited the Head Start center in support of Spirit Day.

County AmbuBus installed, in service

October 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Representatives from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) were in town Wednesday to install the Clay County Emergency Management Association’s new AmbuBus kit. The AmbuBus is a kit retrofitted to an existing bus and used for mass evacuation and transport of special needs patients, casualties and others who require non-ambulatory transport during an emergency situation.

Local teen organizes toy drive

October 9, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Mikayla Poindexter is more than the average 15-year-old girl. The sophomore student at Oak Hill Academy is working toward earning honors in the Miss Outstanding Teen pageant series in Mississippi, but more than that, she's working to make a difference in the lives of sick children.

Death penalty off table in capital murder case

October 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Brittania Smith came before Judge Lee Howard for a hearing during Wednesday’s session of the October Clay County Circuit Court term. Smith, 24, of West Point, will go to trial in January in connection with the December death of her 2-month-old-son, Brinston Smith.

October 8th

VIDEO: Game of the Week: (2) Auburn vs. (3) Mississippi St.

October 8, 2014

Travis looks ahead to Auburn vs. Mississippi St.

Domestic violence remains issue in Clay County, state

October 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and according to local officials, domestic problems is a problem in West Point and Clay County, as well as Mississippi as a whole.
According to a statement released to media from the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH), domestic violence plays a significant role in the health of Mississippians.

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