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September 11th

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

September 10th

Community to host first-ever fun day event in Marshall Park

September 10, 2014


Sept. 20 is national fun day, and West Point will celebrate in style. The community will host its first West Point Community Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in Marshall Park.
Ward 1 Selectman Linda Hannah, who is also assisting in organizing the event, said it was something she’d been wanting to do for more than a year now.

New meters shut down if wiring heats

September 10, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Water and Light Department’s electric meters have a new feature which will interrupt the service if the temperature in the wiring reaches a certain level.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said temperatures can rise due to bad sockets or faulty wiring, and the meter contains a sensor which will cut the power to the building if the temperature reaches 185 degrees.
“This helps to prevent any potential meltdowns for fires,” Prisock said. “If the sensor shuts the power off, we pull the meter and determine if we can fix it or have it fixed.”

WPSD considers lawsuit

September 10, 2014


Fourteen Mississippi school districts are involved in an education-funding lawsuit against the state spearheaded by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, and the West Point School District board is considering taking part.
The lawsuit stems from the language in Miss. Code 37-151-6, which says “the legislature shall fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Fund,” beginning in 2010.

September 9th

VIDEO: Apple announces new iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

Apple announces new iPhone 6:

State of affairs: MSU downs scrappy UAB

September 9, 2014


STARKVILLE — A streak was snapped at Mississippi State’s game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The streak was bound to end at some point, but it was not something that Head Coach Dan Mullen or Athletic Director Scott Stricklin would crack a smile about either.
A $75-million expansion in the north end zone, which added 8,815 seats, a seemingly overmatched opponent and temperatures in the 90s were not a great formula either.

Longtime ‘Voice of the Bulldogs’ Jack Cristil dies at 88 in Tupelo

September 9, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — "You can wrap it in Maroon and White."
That phrase gave chills to so many Mississippi State Bulldog fans and it made Jack Cristil famous, not only in Mississippi, but around the nation. The longtime “Voice of the Bulldogs” passed away Sunday at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extend illness.

West Point to consider City Hall grant

September 9, 2014

DTL staff

West Point City Hall may receive a facelift in the near future if the city receives a grant from Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The West Point Board of Selectmen will discuss the grant opportunity at its meeting at 5:30 tonight at City Hall.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the city applied for the $100,000 grant previously and didn’t receive it. He said the grant would go toward repairing deterioration and discoloration in the mortar and bricks of City Hall, as well as the building’s cornice trim.

Cafeterias get $25,000 makeovers

September 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Church Hill Elementary has joined the West Point High School South campus and Fifth Street Junior High in having a newly-renovated cafeteria. The vivid greens and blues of the newest Green Wave Cafe is a welcome sight to first- and second-grade students during breakfast and lunchtime.

County considers tax hike

September 9, 2014


The Clay County Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing for the 2014-15 fiscal year budget at 9 a.m. Monday at the Clay County Courthouse. At the hearing the board will consider a proposed ad valorem tax increase.
For the 2013-14 fiscal year, the county operated on a budget of $9,508,550 with $5,074,997 coming from ad revenue. For the upcoming year, the total projected revenue is $8,948,462 with $5,112,558 coming from ad valorem taxes.

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