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November 6th

Walker wins election commissioner's seat

November 6, 2013

DTL staff

Una resident Sawana Walker has secured her position as Clay County District 4 election commissioner, following Tuesday's special election. Walker took 189 votes to opponent Gene Grubbs' 41.
She has been serving as interim commissioner since May, appointed by the Clay County Board of Supervisors in the wake of former commissioner Wendy Fuller's vacancy.
See further details in Thursday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

November 4th

Law enforcement reports smooth Halloween

November 4, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A calm Halloween night? It might, at first, sound unbelievable, but Thursday night was just that.
The general consensus among law enforcement entities is the lack of mayhem that might generally be associated with Halloween night can easily be attributed to the inclement weather Thursday evening.
“It went smooth,” said West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. “There weren't a whole lot of issues.”
Brinkley said there was one incident which stood out, but ultimately ended in an undisrupted All Hallows Eve night.

5K Reindeer Run to benefit shelter

November 4, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

It doesn’t matter if you can run like a deer or just want to jog or walk, runners and walkers alike can exercise for a great cause during the 5K Reindeer Run, Jingle Bell Jog, 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at Sally Kate Winters Park.

WPPD looks at armed robbery case

November 4, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Cases go cold, but the file stays open.
West Point Police Department Chief of Investigations Albert Lee recalls an armed robbery case which took place in May.
According to an incident report provided by Lee, officers were dispatched to the North Mississippi Medical Center during the evening of May 26 in reference to a possible armed robbery.

MHP pushes safe driving campaign

November 4, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

As time invariably pushes forward – dragging along technological progression and new cultural trends behind it – the possibilities for distractions while driving become more pronounced.
In response, the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is pushing forward with its “Pay Attention or Pay a Fine” campaign, which aims to curb the number of auto accidents which so often plague the highways.

October 31st

BREAKING: West Point man found dead; homicide suspected

October 31, 2013

DTL staff

West Point Police Department is investigating a suspected murder on Lone Oak Drive in West Point.
According to WPPD statement, at about 5 a.m., officers responded to a residence at 2633 Lone Oak Drive in reference to a body found in the home. Officers arrived to find Randy Kelly, 41, of West Point in bed with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.

See Friday's edition of Daily Times Leader for further details.

WP Mossy Oak crew working with new technology for TV

October 31, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Production crews with Mossy Oak’s media division are about to have a new tool in their arsenal when it comes to outdoor footage. Staffers are working out the bugs on the DGI Phantom, a device which can navigate intricate aerial shots from as high as 6,560 in the air in high definition.

It could be a significant change in the way Mossy Oak produces its 104 yearly 30-minute episodes for programs aired on the Outdoors Channel and Pursuit TV.

CLARIFICATION: Blackout scheduled for Saturday morning, not Friday morning

October 31, 2013

DTL Staff

The Daily Times Leader reported in Thursday's edition the citywide blackout is scheduled to occur 1 - 6 a.m. Friday. However, the blackout is actually scheduled to occur during the same time frame initially reported, but is to instead take place Saturday morning.

Blood drive at NMMC proves to be successful

October 31, 2013

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

One of the easiest ways an ordinary person can do something extraordinary is to donate blood. The entire process takes about half an hour and can mean the difference between life or death for someone in an emergency.

Citywide blackout set for Friday

October 31, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents are about to find themselves in the dark.

A blackout has been scheduled for customers receiving electricity from the city from 1 to 6 a.m. Friday.

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