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November 16th

Multiple people involved in crash, one injured

November 17, 2012

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 wasn’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.

November 15th

Quick-N-Easy requests delay on execution of default judgement

November 15, 2012

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 Duncan’s wrist with a box cutter.

November 13th

Action plan approved for Central School

November 13, 2012

Why aren’t our fifth and sixth graders passing?
It’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.

November 12th

Veteran Powell delivers address

November 12, 2012

From Staff Reports
Daily Times Leader

Many times on Veterans’ 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 Veterans’ 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.

County jail has new public entrance

November 12, 2012

Some days the lobby of the Clay County Sheriff’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 that’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 Sheriff’s Department instead of the front.

Multiple shots fired near Marston Court, none injured

November 12, 2012

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.

November 10th

Christmas open house Sunday

November 10, 2012

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.

Native Major General Jones returns to honor veterans

November 10, 2012

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 city’s Veteran’s Day Program on Friday that small communities were key to supporting these returning veterans.

November 8th

Local Woman Arrested For Embezzlement

November 8, 2012

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.

November 6th

Civil Rights pioneer casts vote at 89

November 6, 2012

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.

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