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November 20th

Bobbie Sue Horner

November 20, 2014

Bobbie Sue Blankenship Horner, 82, of West Point passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Windsor Place in Columbus, MS. She was born February 18, 1932 in West Point to the late Rivers Caradine and Jesse L Blankenship, Sr. She married Bobby Horner on November 10, 1956. Mrs. Horner loved the Lord and was a member of Strong United Methodist Church.

Local man arrested in stolen car

November 20, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — Starkville police on Wednesday arrested a West Point man in connection with a stolen vehicle report from late October.
Police arrested 18-year-old Jonas Andrews on suspicion of possessing stolen property, after he was identified as the driver of a purple 2005 Chevrolet Equinox reported stolen from Mississippi Motor Credit, located at Lindbergh Avenue, on Oct. 26. Officers recovered the vehicle on Monday at the intersection of Garrard Road and North Montgomery Street, according to a police department press release.

Shopping center back on track

November 20, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Dirt work for a new West Point shopping center began in July but since then, residents may have noticed work seemed to slow down to a crawl.
Jim Khalaf, owner of Khalaf Plaza LLC in McComb, said there was a miscommunication in planning for the new shopping center. He said he was in the process of clearing up the details and obtaining a building permit.

WP police switching to digital

November 20, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents with police scanners may notice a little less chatter on the airwaves when the West Point Police Department upgrades to digital radios, which it plans to do by the end of the year.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD would begin installing the radios next week and completely switch to digital by the end of December or early January. He said the cost of the radios totaled about $40,000, and was paid for mostly with city money though some grants were used, as well.

November 19th

Bobbie Sue Horner

November 19, 2014

Bobbie Sue Horner passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at The Windsor Place in Columbus.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

City gets new garbage truck

November 19, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point received a brand new $153,937 Freightliner garbage truck Tuesday, and it was a much-needed addition, according to city officials.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the city’s garbage trucks were all about 10 years old, and the necessary repairs had become too costly.
“It wasn’t a case of just wanting a new garbage truck,” Robinson said. “This was something that was really needed.”

CCS closes Sunnyside Antiques

November 19, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents traveling through downtown the past couple weeks may have noticed that Sunnyside Antiques and Gifts on Main Street has emptied out.
Community Counseling Services owns Sunnyside, and CCS Chief Financial Officer Richard Duggin said the business and the program that supported it had ended.
“The Sunnyside program entailed buying old or damaged furniture and using it for our clients to learn how to do some minor repairs,” Duggin said. “The furniture they fixed was then turned around and put in the Sunnyside shop.”

Homeless children on rise

November 19, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

It's something most people don't like to think about, and yet homelessness among children is increasing at an alarming rate.

November 18th

Virgie M. Gary

November 18, 2014

Virgie M. Gary passed away, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Signature Health Care in Roanoak Rapids, N.C.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, from Double Springs M.B. Church in Slate Springs. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery in Calhoun City.
The body will lie in state from noon until service time.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Laundromat gets significant remodel under new owners

November 18, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents looking for a spot to wash and dry their clothes have a new, or at least updated, option in the form of the West Point Laundromat.
Macon businessman Brad Guy purchased the former Coin-O-Matic laundromat on West Main Street about a month ago, and has been working to update and improve the facilities. He said he looked at opening a laundromat in West Point because he believed it would meet a need in the community.

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