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June 10th

Taylor Dragoo

June 10, 2014

Taylor Dragoo, age 15, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Taylor was born April 19, 1999, in West Point to Sherry Reannay Jenkins and Steven Alfred Dragoo. Taylor was a member of First Christian Church, but also attended the youth groups of First Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and First Methodist Church. Taylor was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, fish, kayak, and ride four-wheelers. Taylor loved all sports, but especially loved football and running track. Taylor was a “Sportscenter” enthusiast.

Charles Edward Cartee

June 10, 2014

Charles Edward Cartee, age 75, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mr. Charles was born Dec. 10, 1938, in Clay County, the son of the late Spurgeon Cartee and Dovie Eaton Cartee Felder. He was a truck driver for United Produce and Bigbee Transportation. He was a Baptist. He married Opal Oline Payne June 6, 1955. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Charlene Comer and by a son, Larry Payne.

WPPD searches for robbery suspect

June 10, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators are searching for a suspect in connection with an alleged armed robbery Saturday evening at Internet Cafe on West Main Street.
According to a WPPD statement to media, the cafe business manager was approached as she locked the front door to the establishment at closing hours Saturday night. A suspect described as wearing black pants, a black shirt and black cap, allegedly took the manager’s purse — which contained two money bags holding an undisclosed amount of cash — and fled west, according to the release.

Yokohama Tire leader outlines company goals

June 10, 2014

BY STEVEN NALLEY
Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — When Yokohama Tire Corporation first set out to build a new plant in the U.S., West Point was among more than 3,000 possible sites the company had in mind.
Tadaharu Yamamoto, president of Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM), said Yokohama first looked at 3,114 counties across the U.S. and, after screening, narrowed that to 116 counties in the Southeast. Yokohama received 85 applications from among these counties, he said, narrowing those to three finalists before deciding on West Point in Clay County.

Local teen killed in ATV wreck

June 10, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department and Clay County Coroner’s office are investigating an ATV ride that turned deadly last week.
Taylor Dragoo, 15, of West Point, died Saturday at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson as a result of injuries suffered in an ATV accident Friday.
According to the accident report, Dragoo was driving south on Bus Blankenship Road in West Point, when he crossed Barton Ferry Road and reportedly lost control of the ATV.

June 9th

5th St. student invited to leadership conference

June 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Fifth Street Junior High seventh-grader Maney Darby,13, has been invited to participate in the Foundations of Leadership conference July 22-27 in Washington, D.C.
The conference is hosted by Envision Career and Leadership Programs, and is for middle school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and academic achievement, according to Envision's website.

EMCC breaks ground on union

June 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

East Mississippi Community College hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for new Golden Triangle campus student union Friday in Mayhew.
Construction for the nearly $15 million two-story, 76,000 square-foot building is expected to take two years. The union will be located next to the humanities and fine arts building on campus and will consist of 12 multi-purpose classrooms, a lecture hall, computer lab, small and large conference rooms, a bookstore, a cafeteria with an open dining area, private dining rooms and a small fitness center.

June 6th

West Point School District outlines testing requirements for Rotarians

June 6, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point School District is working to meet the continuing changes in state and federal educational testing standards, and WPSD Testing Director Kris Hollis is hoping to keep the community informed on those standards. Hollis appeared before the West Point Rotary Club Thursday at First United Methodist Church to update Rotarians on some of the most recent changes.

Pet owners reminded of heat dangers

June 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Summer is bearing down on Clay County, and four-legged locals could be suffering from the heat more than most.
West Point Animal Control Officer Brent Brooks said it’s important for residents to take extra care of their dogs during the summer months. The city has received several calls about dog dehydration, according to Brooks, with three in the last week alone.

Haulers question ordinance

June 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Local members of the timber industry went before the Clay County Board of Supervisors to speak on the county’s proposed heavy hauling ordinance at the board’s meeting Thursday.
The board has been discussing a $35,000 bond from each timber hauler transporting more than 50,000 pounds to repair any damage caused to county roads.

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