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March 25th, 2015

Barbanel brings 'Christ In The Passover' to WEBC

March 25, 2015

Barbanel brings 'Christ In The Passover' to WEBC

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Igor Barbanel of Jews for Jesus is presenting “Christ In The Passover” at 10 a.m. Sunday March 29 at West End Baptist Church (WEBC).
Jesus' Last Supper was in actuality a Jewish Passover. Barbanel will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus' death and resurrection.

March 23rd

City considering new bucket truck

March 23, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The City of West Point is considering a $219,229 bid from Altec, Inc. for the purchase of a new bucket truck for the city's Water and Light Department.
City officials opened a sealed bid from Altec Friday morning — the only bid received — and will present the bid at the next Board of Selectmen meeting on April 14.
Interim Water and Light Superintendent George Hinnant said the new truck would replace an outdated truck in the department's fleet.

Circuit judges hear motions

March 23, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Judges were on hand during the past week at the Clay County Courthouse to hear motions in advance of the upcoming April Circuit Court term.
"The judge will usually come a little before the court term and have a motion day and hear any motions there may be," Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said. "He'll hear probation hearings and occasionally do some sentencing, especially if maybe the attorney won't be there for the regular court term."

March 19th

WPHS works to shed priority status

March 19, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point High school was classified as a priority school by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) three years ago, and school officials are working to drop that status after this school year.
According to MDE's website, the lowest performing 5 percent of schools in the state, as well as schools with graduation rates below 60 percent, are classified as priority schools.

DTL welcomes new editor

March 19, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Daily Times Leader is introducing a new face to West Point and Clay County. Editor William Carroll joined the newspaper crew this week, filling a vacancy left by former editor Mary Garrison.
Garrison left Daily Times Leader on Feb. 6 for a position in her home state of Kentucky, and Carroll stepped in to fill the position Monday.
"William will be a welcome addition to our staff, and to West Point and Clay County," DTL Publisher Don Norman said. "Coming from working in community newspapers, he understands the importance of community news."

FPC to show 'Captured By Grace'

March 19, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in West Point is presenting “Captured By Grace” a documentary film that continues the story of Louis Zamperini after the film “Unbroken”ends. The film is released by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The FPC is having a chili supper and a presentation of the film at 5 p.m. March 22.
“The film 'Unbroken' is powerful,” Brandon Bates, pastor of FPC, said. “But the story of Louis Zamperini's coming to a Billy Graham Crusade and accepting Christ as his saviour is even more powerful.”

March 18th

WPSD sets make-up days

March 18, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After missing four days due to snow and ice during the last two weeks, the West Point School District board voted to add three days to the end of the school year at its meeting Monday.
Students missed Feb. 24-26 due to as much as six inches of snow in some areas of the city and county, as well as March 5 due to an ice storm.
Assistant Superintendent Tim Fowler said the district would make up the missed days on April 6, May 22, 25 and 26.

City to upgrade phone services

March 18, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The City of West Point is looking into installing a new phone service for city buildings, such as City Hall and the Water and Light Department, that could save West Point more than $1,000 per month.
At its meeting last week, the Board of Selectmen approved a contract between the city and C-Spire Wireless and the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the new voice over Internet service would upgrade the city's phone services in addition to saving money.

King twins to speak at Luncheon With Books

March 18, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Katherine and Margaret King, authors of three books and natives of Oxford, are speaking at noon Thursday, during Luncheon with Books at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. The Kings have published three books, “Y'all Twins?,” “Which is Which?” and the latest book, released in 2014, is “Our Josephine.” The first two books deal primarily with the early years of the identical twin sisters and their adventures.

March 17th

Haggard in concert at WEBC

March 17, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

West End Baptist Church (WEBC) in West Point is welcoming Marty Haggard, son of country music legend, Merle Haggard, for a concert Sunday, March 22 at 5 p.m. After the concert there will be a meet and greet in the family life center.
“I've known Marty for at least 13 years,” Chris Layton, pastor of WEBC, said. “ He was doing a concert in Florida and when I contacted him, he said he'd be happy to swing by and do a concert at our church.”

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