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December 27th

Harold Max Colbert

December 27, 2013

Harold Max Colbert passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at his residence in Cedar Bluff at the age of 81. He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in West Point, MS to the late Harold Lee Colbert and Maxine Holmes. He served 20 years in the US Army and retired as a Lt. Colonel and fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was also into landscaping and cattle farming.

Johnny Lee Gray

December 27, 2013

Johnny Lee Gray, age 75, died Dec. 21, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel, with Pastor Mary Gray-Kyle officiating. Burial will follow in the Tibbee Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, one hour prior to the service, at the Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

MDEQ hails brownfield assessments

December 27, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Representatives for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality have been making the rounds, spreading the word on potential economic development benefits associated with brownfield assessment and cleanup across the state.
Trey Hess, MDEQ brownfield program coordinator, met with West Point Rotarians recently to let business leaders in on ways taking advantage of assessment grant money could work in their favor, particularly in West Point.

WPPD enforces sober driving with DSGPO campaign

December 27, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Keeping the roads and highways safe from intoxicated drivers has been a debilitating battle for law enforcement for nothing short of a long time. The nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled over campaign has law enforcement on their tippy-toes as they comb the streets for impaired motorists.

December 26th

Supply drive successful

December 26, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Civic-minded individuals gathered with We Care Committee Director Luezarah "Lou" Robinson Tuesday to help dish out free goodies to the needy.
The giveaway has been a long-driving endeavor Robinson has toiled diligently with in an effort to spread some level of cheer to individuals who lack the means to consistently keep stock of essential necessities.
Robinson said responding to the call to arms was a might granted to her by her deeply rooted faith in God.

December 24th

Annie W. Anderson

December 24, 2013

Annie W. Anderson age 61, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Tupelo.
Funeral services are Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church with Bishop William Golden officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.
Visitation is Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Cathy A. Smith

December 24, 2013

Cathy A. Smith, 71, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical
Center-Tupelo.
She was born June 21, 1942, in El Dorado, Ark. to the late Myretta Corneilson and Marvin Floyd Wilson. Cathy was a restaurant owner-manager for 40 years. She was a member of Free Praise and Worship Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Ray Robison, her daughter Teresa Gayle Robison, and sister Keta Kane.

We Care group to give supplies for area needy

December 24, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The spirit of Christmas manifests itself in a more than plentiful variety of ways. In an effort to cherish those in need, the West Point We Care Committee will set up a supply giveaway at its headquarters in the city today.

Holidays affect city, county services

December 24, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

City services (namely garbage collection days) will experience a slight lag as per the upcoming holidays, but Clay County garbage collection will continue as regularly scheduled.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said although the upcoming holidays present a slight delay, it will be “business as usual.”

December 20th

BREAKING: Director dismissed from Growth Alliance

December 20, 2013

DTL staff

Cynthia Wilson, director of community development at the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance, was terminated from her position Friday morning following a vote from the Growth Alliance board.
Board President Dwight Dyess cited job performance in the Wilson's dismissal. Her termination is effective immediately.
Wilson joined the Growth Alliance in March 2011.

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