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June 26th

Good time, good causes

June 26, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department Sgt. Detective Albert Lee is hosting the third annual City League Charity Softball Tournament 7 p.m. Friday at West Point’s Sportsplex.
Lee said he would like for the community to come out and support the event with a turnout similar to last year’s large crowds. While admission is free, Lee said donations are accepted.
“I want to invite the city and people of West Point to come out and participate in this event,” Lee said. “I anticipate making this an annual event that stays around for a long time.”

Mildred Conlee Magers

June 26, 2014

Mildred Conlee Magers, 94, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Prentiss County to Gordon Emmitt Conlee and Gladys Hendrix Conlee. She married Charlie Raymond Magers Dec. 20, 1934, and worked for 33 years at Reed’s Manufacturing retiring as a supervisor. Upon retiring she worked at Harrisburg Baptist Church in the daycare. She was an extraordinary mother who loved cooking and caring for her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great - grandchildren. Mildred was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.

District Attorney’s office to brief businesses on HB 585

June 26, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Police Department is hosting a forum for a representative from the district attorney’s office to meet with local business owners and discuss a new law which lessens property crimes at 6 p.m. July 15 in the courtroom at the West Point Police Department.
Mississippi legislature passed House Bill 585 in March, and it will take effect July 1. The bill was intended to avert prison population growth, according to a statement from Gov. Phil Bryant’s office, but it will also change the definition of misdemeanor and felony charges.

County supports Cochran

June 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The dust has settled in the hotly contested race for the state’s Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate and, in the end, Mississippi stuck with the incumbent.

2 arrested in home invasion

June 26, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators have made an arrest in an alleged home invasion case.
Officers arrested Vernard Gray, 29, and his brother Depriest Gray, both of West Point, Tuesday on suspicion of burglary following an incident on Lone Oak Road.
About 9:30 a.m. June 14, officers responded to the West Point home in reference to a robbery. According to a WPPD statement to media, a witness, whose name has not been disclosed, told officers two men allegedly entered his home and assaulted him.

June 25th

Prairie Arts Festival shirt, poster design unveiled; sales set to begin July 1 in WP

June 25, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Planning for the 36th annual Prairie Arts Festival, set for Aug. 30, is well under way, with a new design and featured artist to boot.
West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said this year’s shirts were delivered Tuesday and would feature the artwork of longtime vendor Nancy Waggoner. Waggoner will serve as this year’s featured artist for PAF, as well. Klutts, who has helped coordinate the festival for the last six years, said it was a theme she’d begun last year and hoped to continue going forward.

City closer to sidewalk construction

June 25, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point is another step closer to a new set of sidewalks for Central School and Fifth Street Junior High School. The sidewalks will be funded by a $563,000 grant from Safe Routes to School (SRTS).
The national SRTS program began in 1997 as part of a campaign to reduce deaths and injuries among children walking and bicycling to school.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the new or repaired sidewalks will be on Brame Avenue, East Street, Westbrook Street, Fifth Street, Progress Street and Main Street.

CCSD completes website

June 25, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Detention Center’s inmate roster goes online today, completing www.claysheriffms.org and providing easier access to the public.
Clay County Sheriff’s Department Records Administrator Patty Goff said the inmate roster will include the inmate’s name, charge, bond and mugshot, as well as a list of which inmates have been recently released.

June 24th

BREAKING: Cochran defeats McDaniel

June 24, 2014

Associated Press

JACKSON -- Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran has defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican primary runoff.

Cochran's win Tuesday was another blow to tea party groups that are trying to unseat longtime GOP lawmakers. The race attracted $12 million in spending by outside groups.

Returns showed Cochran with a lead of about 3,800 votes, holding 50.5 percent of the vote to McDaniel's 49.5 percent.

The 76-year-old Cochran is a former Senate Appropriations Committee chairman. He was first elected to the Senate in 1978 after serving six years in the House.

Summer feeding program in full swing, off to successful beginning

June 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The We Care Committee (WCC) is in the midst of its summer feeding program for children ages 1-18 in West Point, Starkville, Grenada and Columbus.
The program began June 1, and WCC President LueZarah Robinson said, thus far, it is going well. She said the program has had a good turnout, but WCC is still looking for more kids to come out.

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