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August 29th

Supervisors approve road project bid

August 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted a $167,277 bid from Falcon Contracting Company of Columbus to widen a piece of Airport Road at its meeting Thursday.
The project will entail extending, widening and overlaying .244 miles of Airport Road next to Walmart in West Point, according to Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction Engineer Jack Jackson.
Jackson said the project would be largely funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission grant, with the local funds covering the remaining costs.

Community to host fellowship service

August 29, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point community leaders are looking to give residents an opportunity to come together in a positive light after a weekend brawl turned near deadly.
Beginning 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church on 134 E. Broad St. in West Point, residents may gather for a brief community fellowship service to pray for the well-being of the community and the recovery of West Point resident Ralph Weems IV.

Second arrest made in assault

August 29, 2014

DTL staff

West Point police department officers have made a second arrest in connection with a weekend assault that left a local main hospitalized with a brain injury.
Marquavious McMillian, 20, of Aberdeen, was arrested Thursday and housed in the Clay County Detention Center awaiting arraignment on suspicion of aggravated assault.
It was the second arrest in an investigation which now involves the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Clay County Sheriff’s Department and the Aberdeen Police Department.

August 28th

BREAKING: Second arrest made in assault

August 28, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police officers have made a second arrest in connection with a weekend assault that left a local man with a brain injury.
On Thursday, police arrested Marquavious McMillian, 20, of Aberdeen on suspicion of aggravated assault.
He is being housed in the Clay County Detention Center until arraignment.

See more in Friday's Daily Times Leader.

Wave, South Panola set for Thursday play

August 28, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Two of the most storied programs in Mississippi high school football meet for the fourth consecutive year in non-district competition. Though the game has few implications toward postseason berths and state championship aspirations, the game has developed a life of its own. So, why not play the four quarters on a special night?
West Point and South Panola, holders of 17 combined state championships, will take the state’s center stage at 7 p.m. tonight on McCallister Field at West Point High School.

Erline Pettit Guest

August 28, 2014

Erline Pettit Guest, age 84, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mrs. Erline was born June 1, 1930, in the High Point Community of Winston County, the daughter of the late James William and Lucy Tollison Wray. She was a member of First Christian Church in West Point, where she was a member of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was retired from Bryan Foods. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands: Jessie Pettit, Tommy Guest, and Robert Williford and by sister, Jewel Frances Wray and brother, James Wray.

Deltas continue 10 years of book donations

August 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donated four books to the Bryan Public Library in West Point Monday. The sorority Arts and Letters Committee, made up of Naomi Kilgore, Ella Seay and Reita Humphries, represent the sorority in making a donation each year to the Bryan Public Library or the Churchill/Southside Elementary libraries, for 10 years, rotating between the two each year.

Local Captain D's breaks record

August 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Anyone who braved the lines at Captain D’s during the restaurant’s first week could attest to the success of the new brand in West Point. The restaurant, which opened Aug. 18, had the highest first week sales of any Captain D’s nationwide since the chain opened in 1969, according to Captain D’s Manager of Marketing Communications Rebecca Day.
Day said it was company policy not to release actual numbers, but that the West Point restaurant set a brand record.

City set millage rate

August 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen set the millage rate for the city and the West Point School District during a specially called meeting Wednesday at City hall.
The millage rate is based on the assessed value of property in the city and is used to calculate the amount for property taxes. The board voted to set the millage rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year at 94.81, which Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer said was the same as it was for the 2013-14 year.

August 27th

Mary R. Cooper

August 27, 2014

Mary R. Cooper, age 89, passed away, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral services are noon, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. at Carter’s Mortuary Service Chapel with Robert Shamblin – Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in
Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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