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November 19th

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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November 14th

Local ministry to host annual hunt for youth

November 14, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Kids from the Sally Kate Winters Home for Children in West Point and Palmer Home for Children in Columbus will put on their warmest gear and hit the woods in a “Passionate Pursuit” this weekend.

Prayer Warriors feed more than 2,000

November 14, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The wonderful smells of a Thanksgiving feast wafted through the air on Brame Avenue outside of Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church at noon Wednesday. The Noonday Prayer Warriors have orchestrated a feast for the elderly, shut-in, homeless and disabled for nine years at Thanksgiving and have no intention of stopping.

City awaits word on WSWA merger

November 14, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The agenda was light, but the getting was good.
The West Point Board of Selectmen convened Tuesday to finalize authorization for Randy Jones, city chief administrative officer, to represent the city in the assumption of all assets and liabilities of White Station Water Association.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Mayor Robbie Robinson. “ ... It’s finally here.”
And a long time indeed has it been since the concepts were originally drafted for the merger nearly two years ago.

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.

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