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Archive - 2014

October 1st

Unity in the Community begins 'Minutes Matter'

October 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Beginning with this school year, each third-grade student who doesn’t score high enough on state reading tests will not be allowed to progress to the fourth grade. Local schools and officials are looking at a way to ensure all West Point students will be able to make the grade.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance’s Unity in the Community will partner with the West Point School District for the “Minutes Matter” project.

City begins airport sewer project

October 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point began a $170,000 project to add the McCharen Field airport to the city’s sewer system Tuesday. The project is funded by a 90 percent Federal Aviation Administration grant, 5 percent from the state, and 5 percent from the city, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.
He said Perma Corporation, of Columbus, would be handling the project. The eastern parts of the property were added to the city’s sewer system earlier in the year during the construction of the Jimmy Bryan 4-H Youth Complex, according to Jones.

Christmas parade plans bigger, better

October 1, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Clay County Growth Alliance is already making preparations for this year's Christmas parade, and Director Lisa Klutts said she hopes it's an event residents won't soon forget.
The parade, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, will feature a "Candyland" theme, and parade-goers may notice a few changes from the standard format.

September 30th

US claims seventh Handa Cup

September 30, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

With the score even (12-12) after the opening round of best ball and alternate shot in the ninth annual ISPS Handa Cup, the title came down to the final day, in which the U.S. and World teams squared off in 12 individual matches.
The U.S.A.’s Beth Daniel and Juli Inkster claimed the first two of three matches en route to a 28-20 victory over the World team in the Handa Cup’s final round Sunday at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point.

Opal Blaylock Turnipseed

September 30, 2014

Opal Blaylock Turnipseed, age 91, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at her residence in Starkville.
She was a retired office clerk in the Chancery Clerk’s office and a member of First Baptist Church in Starkville.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Luther Blaylock and Betty Cox Blaylock; husband, Marvin Doyle Turnipseed; and son, Mike Turnipseed.
She is survived by her son Marvin Turnipseed (Jane) of West Point; grandchild, Brock Turnipseed (Erica); and great grandchildren: Dalton and Riley Turnipseed.

West Point CTC receives food grant; students to begin garden

September 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Career and Technology Center received a $500 grant from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce to start a school garden.
The grant is part of the state’s Farm to School program to encourage serving locally-grown and locally-produced agricultural products in school meals, as well as the economic and health benefits of serving locally-grown foods.

County tax assessor prepares to collect

September 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents with delinquent personal property taxes may want to consider paying them, as Clay County Tax Assessor Paige Lampkin said she’ll be visiting those who haven’t paid by Oct. 17.
In Mississippi the personal property tax only applies to businesses, and taxes furniture, fixtures and equipment used to operate a business. Lampkin said there was about $9,000 worth of delinquent taxes in Clay County for 2013.

Police seek suspects in Texaco robbery

September 30, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are seeking information regarding an alleged robbery.
According to a WPPD release, officers responded to a call just before midnight Friday to the Texaco station at 1404 Highway 45 North in West Point in reference to an armed robbery.

One arrested in weekend stabbing

September 30, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators are working to uncover the details of an alleged weekend stabbing.
About 11:20 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the American Legion Post No. 212 on East Morrow Street in reference to a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a woman, whose name has not been released, suffering from an alleged stab wound.

September 29th

BREAKING: Police arrest one in weekend stabbing

September 29, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators are working to uncover the details of an alleged weekend stabbing.
About 11:20 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the American Legion Post No. 212 on East Morrow Street in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a woman, whose name has not been released, suffering from an alleged stab wound.
Shortly thereafter, police arrested Bridgette Randle, 28, of West Point, in connection to the incident. She was charged with one count of aggravated assault. Randle was released on $10,000 bond.

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