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Lights, camera action

January 7, 2013

Saturday was cold and wet, but those conditions did not deter Michael Williams from filming scenes for his upcoming film “KANE” just off of Commerce Street. The movie will debut in the Spring. Photo by Bryan Davis

Local men’s group to address community needs at Saturday meeting

January 7, 2013

The Town Creek Square Apartment complex has been a thorn in the side of West Point law enforcement for some time.
In early August, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley called upon management at the complex to get unruly tenants and their guests under control.
While many of the immediate problems have been addressed, the systemic problems, which affect the youth of the community, still persist.

Bryan adds e-book technology at library

January 6, 2013

With the new year, changes have come at the Bryan Public Library. A new web page brings E-books to make borrowing from the library as simple as connecting to the web site.
All you need is a Kindle, Nook, tablet or smartphone and the world of reading is at your fingertips. The latest technology allows for hundreds or even thousands of books to be carried easily in a Kindle, Nook or tablet. The e-readers are a dream come true for people who love to read and the Bryan Public Library is making it simple to borrow reading material without a fee.

Safety first at elementary schools

January 6, 2013

Construction is going well at both Church Hill and South Side Elementary Schools. New safety precautions are being implemented to assure the identity of visitors before having access to classrooms or children. New entrances are being built so that anyone entering the building will have to come through the office and present identification. Intercoms are posted outside the doors and the public will have to be buzzed in to gain access to the schools.

From one extreme to another

January 6, 2013

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a wonderful time to get together with family and friends. Both holidays always involve food, a LOT of food. You get invited to people’s homes with one thing in mind, to eat. Everyone who cooks pulls out all the stops and shows off their flair for the decadent. It’s the one time of the year that you may make sausage cheese balls, spinach dip, cookies and homemade candy and have them all in one day! Emails come bearing recipes from the 12 days of cookies, people are posting photos and recipes of their own family favorites on Facebook.

Much accomplished by CCSD during Scott’s first full year

January 3, 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.

Sally Kate Winters Family Services offers youth leadership program

January 3, 2013

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.

State Main Street Association mourns Kaye’s passing

January 3, 2013

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 “Sam” 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 2007—in addition to running his own architectural firm, Luke Peterson Kaye, Architects.

Head Start supports Clay

December 31, 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

2012 a year of partnerships and homecomings in West Point

December 31, 2012

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.

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