Archive - 2012 - News Article
When you hear of an 18-wheeler colliding near the highway with a van full of passengers, the thing that usually comes to mind is a horrific scene of severely injured victims, some of whom could have unfortunately been killed.
But thankfully this wasnâ€™t the case Friday morning when emergency officials responded to the scene of an accident involving two 18-wheeler trucks and a Community Counseling van carrying at least six passengers.
Quick-N-Easy, located on Brame Ave. in West Point, is at risk of going out of business if the Clay County Circuit Court decides to execute its order of default judgement to Roshunda Duncan, who sued the store in 2008 after being injured there the year before.
In her 2008 complaint, Duncan alleges that Quick-N-Easy employee Mohmed Algafaz approached her and began pulling on her, and in her attempt to get him to stop Algafaz allegedly cut Duncanâ€™s wrist with a box cutter.
Why arenâ€™t our fifth and sixth graders passing?
Itâ€™s a question state educational leaders hope they have found the answer to at Central School, which has been under a full-scale assessment over the last few weeks in an attempt to assist the school in reaching higher levels of academic achievement.
From Staff Reports
Daily Times Leader
Many times on Veteransâ€™ Day, there is no shortage of recognition for soldiers who fought in the two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and even the first Gulf War.
For this Veteransâ€™ Day, West Point has had the privilege to honor soldiers who have sacrificed over the last decade, even in the last year.
On Friday, West Point honored the men and women of the 223rd as Veterans of the Year.
Some days the lobby of the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department may have only one or two individuals waiting patiently to speak to a deputy or to visit an inmate. Other times the lobby may be packed full.
And thatâ€™s the primary reason Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott decided to establish a new public entrance to the Clay County Detention Center, now located on the west side of the Sheriffâ€™s Department instead of the front.
At least 10 rounds of gunfire were reportedly heard Monday in the area of Brame Ave. near Marston Court Apartments where West Point police quickly responded to see if anyone had been injured.
Thankfully, when officers responded around 1:30 p.m., they found that no one had been injured but spoke with several individuals on scene to gather additional information about the incident. Shortly after interviewing several people, West Point investigators searched the area and found about five shell casings along Brame Ave.
Christmas Open House is taking place on Sunday, November 11 from 1-4 p.m. at participating locations in West Point.
Check out the list of merchants in the Daily Times Leader Friday edition, and head on down to do some early Christmas shopping.
In the picture, Jayn Duncan and Shirley Miller, from Flowers by Shirley decorate a Christmas tree in their Truman Creek Road store, which will be open from 1-4.
The number of veterans returning home from war and looking to settle into a state of normalcy is increasing by the year, and the numbers are only going to get higher as contingency plans for troop withdrawal in the Middle East continue to take shape.
Major General Reuben Jones, a West Point native and soon to be retired Army veteran told a large crowd at the cityâ€™s Veteranâ€™s Day Program on Friday that small communities were key to supporting these returning veterans.
Amy Watts, 43, of Riverchase Drive in West Point has been taken into custody by the Columbus Police Department on a charge of felony embezzlement, according to a Columbus Police Department press release.
Watts is accused of taking an undetermined amount of cash from Title Cash located at 2012 Highway 45 North in Columbus.
Watts is still in the custody of the CPD and bond amount has not been released at this time.
Tuesday morning was busy for voters in Clay County. Clear skies made for a good early turnout.
Coming in the door to his precinct in the early-morning hours was John Jackson, a Civil Rights Icon in Clay County who led initiatives in the 1960s to integrate the local school system and secure equal voting rights for African Americans.
Now at 89, Jackson seems dismayed at the state of politics and the rise of division in America.
On Tuesday morning, Jackson spoke with Daily Times Leader correspondent Darlene Cox about the state of the union.