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December 27th

MDEQ hails brownfield assessments

December 27, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Representatives for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality have been making the rounds, spreading the word on potential economic development benefits associated with brownfield assessment and cleanup across the state.
Trey Hess, MDEQ brownfield program coordinator, met with West Point Rotarians recently to let business leaders in on ways taking advantage of assessment grant money could work in their favor, particularly in West Point.

WPPD enforces sober driving with DSGPO campaign

December 27, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Keeping the roads and highways safe from intoxicated drivers has been a debilitating battle for law enforcement for nothing short of a long time. The nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled over campaign has law enforcement on their tippy-toes as they comb the streets for impaired motorists.

December 26th

Supply drive successful

December 26, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Civic-minded individuals gathered with We Care Committee Director Luezarah "Lou" Robinson Tuesday to help dish out free goodies to the needy.
The giveaway has been a long-driving endeavor Robinson has toiled diligently with in an effort to spread some level of cheer to individuals who lack the means to consistently keep stock of essential necessities.
Robinson said responding to the call to arms was a might granted to her by her deeply rooted faith in God.

December 24th

We Care group to give supplies for area needy

December 24, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The spirit of Christmas manifests itself in a more than plentiful variety of ways. In an effort to cherish those in need, the West Point We Care Committee will set up a supply giveaway at its headquarters in the city today.

Holidays affect city, county services

December 24, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

City services (namely garbage collection days) will experience a slight lag as per the upcoming holidays, but Clay County garbage collection will continue as regularly scheduled.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said although the upcoming holidays present a slight delay, it will be “business as usual.”

December 20th

BREAKING: Director dismissed from Growth Alliance

December 20, 2013

DTL staff

Cynthia Wilson, director of community development at the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance, was terminated from her position Friday morning following a vote from the Growth Alliance board.
Board President Dwight Dyess cited job performance in the Wilson's dismissal. Her termination is effective immediately.
Wilson joined the Growth Alliance in March 2011.

For more details, see Sunday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

Central School’s behavior program reaps good results

December 20, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Central School has implemented a new program; Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. The program encourages children to strive for better behavior with positive reinforcement. Central still strives toward academic success, but well-behaved children in the classroom can only improve the learning experience, according to Central School Principal Wynesther Cousins.

Yokohama blvd. bid awarded

December 20, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Thursday was a big day for the Clay County Board of Supervisors. Although the agenda was light at Thursday's meeting, one bullet point stood out — bolded on the printed agenda, as a matter of fact. District supervisors opened bids for the extensive Yokohama Boulevard project scheduled to begin in the coming days.

December 19th

WPFD becoming more acquainted with EOC capabilities

December 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Amidst the first moments following the initial strike of a catastrophic event, law enforcement and emergency response personnel are required to think without brevity whilst conducting themselves in accordance with the circumstance at hand. In a disaster situation, there is no room for pauses, and the staff at the West Point Fire Department has worked diligently to familiarize themselves with their new Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to beef up response time and thoroughness.

McGee honored with DARE award

December 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department Drug Abuse Resistant Program (DARE) Officer Zate McGee makes it a point to keep in close contact with the community's youth. McGee's commitment to serving the younger populace in the city has been officially recognized by the Memphis, Tenn. DARE offices as a result of her unwavering devotion to providing assistance and knowledge to impressionable children.

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