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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.

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.

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.

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.”

DAR honors Vietnam Vets

February 25, 2015

The February meeting of the Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution took place at the home of Marie Lowther in Cedar Bluff.
Regent Gaynell Duke presented the group with a flag recognizing the veterans of the Vietnam War.

Monday marks 20 year anniversary at the Wellness Center

February 24, 2015

Balloons, cake, fruit and vegetable trays and popcorn welcomed clients at the Wellness Center in West Point Monday as the facility celebrated 20 years of health and fitness.
“We had more than 200 people visit us this morning,” Tracy Stebbins Arnett, director of the Wellness Center said. “We have been thrilled with the turnout. We had a lot of people come to take advantage of the free week we're offering. We saw a lot of new faces come in the door that were ready to feel and look their best.”

Rep. Ellis talks legislation

February 24, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point and Clay County residents had the opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of state legislature during the last month as part of the West Point Clay County Growth Alliance's "Issues and Eggs" forum.
The four-week event, which featured 8 a.m. question and answer sessions with local representatives and senators at City Hall, concluded Monday with a visit from Rep. Tyrone Ellis.

WPPD investigates burglary, vandalism

February 24, 2015

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on a recent string alleged vandalism and burglary from automobiles.

TVA donates to WP schools

February 23, 2015

As a partner in education, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) made $1,000 donations to three schools in the West Point School District (WPSD) last week.
WPSD Community Relations Director Nancy Young said TVA made donations to West Point High School, Fifth Street Junior High and South Side Elementary.
"They've done this for the past several years," Young said. "The money is to be used for science, technology, engineering and math, whether that's workshops for different teachers to attend, or classroom implements."

20 years of wellness

February 23, 2015

The Wellness Center in West Point is celebrating its 20 year anniversary Monday. The Wellness Center, a partner with North Mississippi Medical Center, offers something for everyone with exercise routines tailored to the needs of the client. Tracy Stebbins Arnett, director of the Wellness Center said she wants to thank the whole community for making her 20 years with the Wellness Center such a joy. Stebbins originally came from south Florida to make the Wellness Center the state - of - the - art facility it is today.

Head football coach departs OHA

February 20, 2015

The Oak Hill football program is looking for another head man.
Raider Head Coach Tony Stanford accepted an offensive-line coaching position at Starkville Academy Wednesday, multiple sources confirmed. Oak Hill Academy Headmaster Yandell Harris said he learned the news Wednesday morning.

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