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November 13th

Railroad construction mandates Churchill traffic detour

November 13, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Due to ongoing construction on railroad crossings in the city, the area around the crossing located on West Churchill Road will be out of commission from 7 - 10:30 a.m. today and Thursday.
The aforementioned railroad crossings, with the sheer strength of time and entropy, have essentially “sunk” into the ground, according to Kenny Footé, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Information Officer.

Five arrested in wrecker service burglary

November 13, 2013

DTL staff

Four juveniles and one adult were arrested Tuesday in reference to an alleged Saturday night burglary.
Lorenzo, Diashay Dye, 26, of West Point was arrested and charged with one count of burglary of a commercial building and one count of grand larceny; four juveniles between 14 and 15 were arrested in connection with the incident as well, each was charged with burglary and grand larceny. Their names have not been released.

Yokohama makes first in-state hire

November 13, 2013

DTL staff

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, has taken further steps in solidifying operations at the $300 million facility undergoing construction in West Point. The company, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corporation, announced Tuesday it hired its first employee for the West Point operation, Human Resources Manager Melissa Orman.

Man pleads guilty to conspiracy

November 13, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It seems like something straight out of the movies, but it most certainly is not.
West Point resident Michael Bush, 20, plead guilty to both charges of possession of cocaine and conspiring murder after being sentenced for the possession charge last week in Oktibbeha County.

November 12th

Open House event successful

November 12, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Christmas season has officially kicked off in West Point, as evidenced by the annual downtown Christmas Open House held this weekend.

West Point celebrates veterans

November 12, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Veterans Day — whatever it may be referred to as, it is the one day the year where the nation, as a collective, shines a spotlight on the trials, tribulations and prestige of combat-hardened patriots who placed their lives on the line in the name of preserving the American standard.
West Point veterans and residents gathered in the garret of City Hall Monday to propound an air of gratitude to those who have, first-hand, experienced the ills which have long plagued humankind’s desire for peace and equality.

November 8th

Sheriff brings new jail to table

November 8, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

“We either pay now, or we pay later,” said Clay County District 3 Supervisor R.B Davis.
Davis’ sentiment was in response to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott’s request for a new detention center upon consideration of the nearly 60 years of depreciation dished to the current facility.
Sparked by this revelation, Scott said it wasn’t feasible to continue “sinking money” into a facility which required more upkeep and expenditures than it was worth.

Southern Care, NCC to host first job fair

November 8, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents eager for employment opportunities can expect just that at the SouthernCare and Northside Christian Church’s first annual job fair set for Nov. 15.
From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Community Counseling Services Gym (former Mary Holmes College Gym) employment-driven individuals will have the opportunity to meet with numerous employers and engage in on-the-spot interviews.
Northside Christian Church Pastor Orlando Richmond had a few things to say about the current status of employment in West Point.

Vance talks importance of CASA

November 8, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

No one wants to think about the abuse children sometimes suffer behind closed doors. People would rather think of childhood as a time of innocence. This is not always reality. Thanks to the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), children who are too afraid to speak, have a voice.
“When children are removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, they are remanded to the Clay County Department of Human Services Family and Children’ Division where they are placed in the foster care system,” said Jean Vance director of CASA.

'Something Bigger' at Luncheon with Books

November 8, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Friends of the Library president Lucille Armstrong started Thursday’s Luncheon with Books with an introduction of Tanna Taylor, director of the Tombigbee Regional Library System after the retirement of Mary Helen Waggoner. She then proceeded to introduce the author of note.
“Our novelist today is here from Tupelo,” said Armstrong. “She is originally from Monroe County and a lot of us already know her. We are so happy to welcome Caroline Pugh back home to West Point.”

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