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September 12th, 2014

White Station water transfers to West Point

September 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

White Station Rural Water Association customers have lower rates in their future. The Mississippi Public Service Commission announced that it had approved transfer of White Station’s system to the City of West Point Thursday.
In a statement released to media from PSC Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley, White Station customers will see a $3.50 reduction in their monthly service charges and usage rates.

September 11th

WP eyes grant to rehabilitate former school

September 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point is looking to obtain a brownfield grant from the Environmental Protection Agency in order to clear asbestos from the Westside School building. The West Point Board of Selectmen voted to enter into an agreement with the West Point School District for the building to become city property at its meeting Tuesday.
The West Point School District board voted Monday to transfer the deed to the building to the city, with the understanding that the deed would revert to the school board if the city didn’t obtain the grant.

Pilots tap Estes as year's 'Sweetheart'

September 11, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Pilot Club of West Point named the 2014-15 Pilot International (PI) Sweetheart, Michele Estes, at Tuesday night’s Pilot Club meeting in the dining room of the Henry Clay Retirement Center. A PI Sweetheart is chosen each year by nominations made by the members of the Pilot Club to recognize one of their own as the embodiment of what it means to be a Pilot.

EMCC to offer GED incentive

September 11, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

EMCC is looking to bring more residents up to a higher level of education. Beginning Sept. 22 through Oct. 3, EMCC will participate in GED Testing Services “see for free” initiative, which allows potential test takers to take a GED readiness exam free of charge.

CIty dismisses WPWL superintendent

September 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to remove West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock from his position at its meeting Tuesday. Prisock served as superintendent since 2010.
Ward 5 Selectman Gary Dedeaux made the motion in the board’s executive session to terminate Prisock’s employ, and Ward 3 Selectman Jimmy Clark seconded.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

September 10th

Community to host first-ever fun day event in Marshall Park

September 10, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Sept. 20 is national fun day, and West Point will celebrate in style. The community will host its first West Point Community Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in Marshall Park.
Ward 1 Selectman Linda Hannah, who is also assisting in organizing the event, said it was something she’d been wanting to do for more than a year now.

New meters shut down if wiring heats

September 10, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Water and Light Department’s electric meters have a new feature which will interrupt the service if the temperature in the wiring reaches a certain level.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said temperatures can rise due to bad sockets or faulty wiring, and the meter contains a sensor which will cut the power to the building if the temperature reaches 185 degrees.
“This helps to prevent any potential meltdowns for fires,” Prisock said. “If the sensor shuts the power off, we pull the meter and determine if we can fix it or have it fixed.”

WPSD considers lawsuit

September 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Fourteen Mississippi school districts are involved in an education-funding lawsuit against the state spearheaded by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, and the West Point School District board is considering taking part.
The lawsuit stems from the language in Miss. Code 37-151-6, which says “the legislature shall fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Fund,” beginning in 2010.

September 9th

VIDEO: Apple announces new iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

Apple announces new iPhone 6:

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