Archive - 2010 - News Article
Steve Montgomery, West Point School District superintendent, gave a briefing Monday to the Bright Horizons/Partners in Education about goals the district is meeting and expectations for the district in the future.
From this year's budget cuts, Montgomery said other than Fifth Street Elementary losing its choral teacher, the district has not had to let go of any more teachers or programs in the schools. He said one of the main things that was saved was the arts program, which he is excited about, and encouraged partners to continue to support arts in the schools.
After almost five years of planning for streets in the West Point city limits to be repaired, work finally began Wednesday at Lone Oak Park, just one of several streets to be repaired by Falcon Contracting over the next few weeks.
Take a tour of West Point's beautiful, intriguing, historic downtown homes Sunday, Dec. 12, and behold a piece of the city's history that's been treasured and adored for so long.
The family of mayor Scott Ross and city officials lashed out at a report published Thursday, which contained allegations that were â€śCompletely and utterly false,â€ť according to a statement released by Brian Kelley, who serves as the mayor's attorney.
The article, published in the Columbus Packet, a weekly newspaper that serves the Golden Triangle area, stated that Ross is currently receiving treatment in the Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hattiesburg, a claim denied vehemently by Kelly and others connected to Ross.
Sally Kate Winters Family Services, a United Way agency, is having its annual holiday t-shirt fundraiser to help raise money in support of the social and family services it offers to the community.
This yearâ€™s t-shirt theme is Believe in the Magic, and the shirts, designed by board member Scott Reed, features one of Santaâ€™s own little helpers all dressed up and ready for the holidays.
Though the results of Tuesdayâ€™s elections may not be official until Nov. 9, it appears that there will be a run-off between Lee Coleman and Nebra Porter, candidates for the position of Circuit Court Judge-Place 3 for District 16.
The total number of votes from the unofficial results for Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties, the counties that the new judge will represent, is 36,696 without write-ins. Coleman received a total of 14,456 votes while Porter received 11,748. Since neither candidate received 50 percent of the total votes plus one, there will be a run-off.
Several programs through Community Counseling in the Golden Triangle were taken away due to recent cuts in funding, and dozens who needed those services are now having to fend for themselves or find help elsewhere.
Lori Latham, Oktibbeha County Administrator for Community Counseling, said the Skills Workshop Program for the Developmentally Delayed, which taught individuals life skills, officially shut down Friday because the $85,000 annual funds for the program ran out. Latham said she won't know when more funds will become available to start the program back up again.
A tight three-way race for the newly-created Place 3 Circuit Court seat culminated on Tuesday night, with local attorneys Lee Coleman and Nebra Porter appearing to be destined for a runoff.
The seat covers the 4-county area of Lowndes, Clay, Noxubee and Oktibbeha, and the three candidates â€“ Coleman, Porter, and local attorney Bob Marshall â€“ were in a dead heat for most of the night, though Coleman used big showings in Lowndes and Oktibbeha to win the popular vote, though he didn't earn the required 50+ percent needed to win outright.
Due to a major electrical problem with the printing press, today's print edition of the Daily Times Leader had to be printed at a different location than usual. This means there will be a delivery delay for the newspaper.
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The Daily Times Leader staff apologizes to its readers for the inconvenience. Subscribers will receive a newspaper as soon as possible. The DTL staff thanks its subscribers for understanding.
Mayor Scott Ross has taken personal leave from his duties on behalf of the City of West Point and will be unavailable for an undetermined amount of time. Mayor Ross has not resigned and will resume the duties of his office upon the conclusion of his leave.
According to a release from City Hall, Vice-Mayor Keith McBrayer will serve as Mayor during the absence of Ross, and city government will function as normal.