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Waggoner retires from BPL after 15 years service

November 19, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

There were plenty of hugs, smiles, laughter and a few tears as Mary Helen Waggoner, director of the Tombigbee Library System for 15 years and a fixture in Golden Triangle libraries for 47 years, retired. People lined up in the hallway and outside the Esther Pippen meeting room to shake Waggoner’s hand and wish her nothing but the best as she starts a new phase of life.

Petty: NCC, SC job fair exceeds expections

November 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Let the resumes roll in, and let the interviews commence.
Northside Christian Church (NCC) in a cooperative endeavor with SouthernCare (SC) kicked off West Point’s first-ever job fair Friday at the Community Counseling Services gymnasium.
Set off by an eagerness to supplement the unemployed, underemployed and student body with an opportunity to put their best foot forward, the organizations set out to address the nation’s current economic standing, but on the local stage.

PD combing for leads on new burglary

November 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Crime never stops and the thieves always prowl. The West Point Police Department is keeping a keen eye out in the city for information regarding fresh burglary cases.
Officers were dispatched at about 7:30 a.m. Nov. 14 to the Mini-Storage Warehouses located at 120 Bugg St. in reference to the alleged burglary of a storage unit.
WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee said a number of items were reported stolen and there was severe damage dished out to the storage unit.

Police investigate shooting

November 19, 2013

For Daily Times Leader

West Point Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday night at Jim James Court. Shortly after 8 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 5th Street location in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival officers discovered one man inside an apartment who was suffering from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the leg.

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