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October 30th

Local sorority hosts election forum

October 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Election Day is just around the corner, and Clay County residents had the opportunity for some face time with many of the local candidates Tuesday night at West Point City Hall.
The Clay County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority hosted a “Meet the Candidates” forum for local residents to be able to make informed choices when heading to the polls on Nov. 4.
Delta Sigma Theta member Carolyn Poston, who serves as chairwoman for the sorority’s social action committee, said the sorority tries to host forums like this for every election.

CCSD makes three arrests

October 30, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff's Department made a trio of arrests Tuesday in connection with drug possession, grand larceny and identity theft.
Ahmad R. Cox, 28, of West Point, was arrested Tuesday as part of a joint operation between CCSD, the West Point Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Cox was charged with five counts of sale of cocaine and one count possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Cox is currently being held in the Clay County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond. His court date was not set, as of Wednesday.

Colo. man indicted for threats to CCSD

October 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A Colorado man was indicted on charges of making threats to the Clay County Sheriff's Department over the investigation of the August Huddle House beating in West Point..
Bruce William Oxenford, 30, of Littleton, Colo., pleaded not guilty to using interstate communication to threaten injury to another person at a hearing Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Oxford.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said CCSD began receiving the emails a few days after the August 23 assault of Ralph Weems IV, of West Point.

October 29th

Local churches to host harvest fest

October 29, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Several West Point churches have joined together to give children and adults an alternative to celebrating Halloween. The Church House of Refuge Family Worship Center, Gospel Temple M.B. Church and Servant Hood Outreach Ministries in West Point and Kingdom Visions International and The Transfiguration Church in Columbus have partnered to bring about Harvest Fest 2014, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Mossy Oak pavilion in West Point.

LEPC talks infrastructure security

October 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Secure and resilient infrastructure can be an important piece of the puzzle in risk management for businesses, schools, hospitals and law enforcement.
Mississippi Office of Infrastructure Protective Security Advisor Max Fenn gave a rundown of some important ways to keep local infrastructure safe and in working condition to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) at its meeting Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

Officials urge motorists to yield

October 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

According to Mississippi code, motorists are required to yield to pedestrians in any marked or unmarked crosswalks. Local officials urge motorists in the city to be aware of crosswalks and be prepared to stop for any foot traffic.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said motorists generally obey crosswalk regulations in the city, but failure to yield right-of-way has become a problem where the Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway intersects Churchill Road.

October 28th

JA sponsors 'Fall in Love With Reading'

October 28, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Junior Auxiliary, in partnership with the Bryan Public Library, hosted the first “Fall in Love With Reading” program Saturday at the library in West Point. The event was part of the WPJA “Reading is Fun” project, headed by Ivy Ivey, chair of the project.
“In the past the JA has sponsored story time at the library,” Ivey said. “Now almost all the members work and can't come in the mornings and read as was done before. We considered a program in the evening, but with homework and other activities, it wasn't feasible.”

WP American Legion hosts vets luncheon

October 28, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

West Point American Legion Posts 38 and 212 hosted a luncheon Saturday at the American Legion Post 38 on Westbrook Street in West Point. Veterans and their spouses were invited to share hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and memories of their service.
“We welcome all vets, regardless of whether they served during war or peacetime,” Bill Gibson, post 38 commander, said. “Anyone who served their country with honor is one of us.”

Arts Council hosts Halloween gala

October 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point/Clay County Arts Council (WPCCAC) hosted its first fundraiser in the new Louise Campbell Center for the Arts Saturday evening, an event that brought out the community's finest ghouls and goblins.
The Black and Orange Halloween Gala kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and was a night of music, dancing and costumes. WPCCAC Secretary Kathy Dyess said the event was hosted in order to raise funds for office equipment, kitchen supplies and workshop supplies for the new arts center.

State wide tornado drill set for Wed.

October 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The week is Mississippi's Severe Weather Awareness Week, and each day will focus on different aspect of severe weather. Monday focused on thunderstorms, today focuses on flooding, and tomorrow will emphasize tornado safety.
A statewide tornado drill will be conducted tomorrow at 9:15 a.m., and local officials urge residents to participate in the drill with the goal of helping everyone learn life-saving rules.

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