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January 17th

GA board set to interview hopefuls today

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Since former West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance (GA) Director Cynthia Wilson’s dismissal last month, the GA board has been on the hunt to fill the position. That goal is coming to fruition.
Advertising for the position ceased on Jan. 10, which simultaneously served as the deadline for resume submissions.
Dwight Dyess, GA board president, said the board had received three resumes by the time the clock struck deadline.

January 16th

Pilot Club members gearing up for new year

January 16, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Many upcoming projects were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Pilot Club of West Point. February’s meeting will include the residents of the Henry Clay Retirement Center as the Pilots adopt residents as their sweetheart during the Valentine meeting. Club President, Michele Estes reminded the Pilots to draw a resident’s name for the party before leaving.
“We have a lot coming up in the next two months,” said Estes. “We are having our Pilot International Sweetheart party in February, then the Legends fundraiser will take place March 1.”

Selectmen go forward with sidewalk effort

January 16, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In the near future, Fifth Street School and Central School students will have the opportunity to walk to and from school on a fresh set of sidewalks. Selectmen authorized West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson to accept Calvert-Spradling Engineers contract, which deems Calvert Spradling the head honcho in overseeing the construction and inspection of the sidewalks.

West Point set to honor King

January 16, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year: The Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

January 15th

Workforce advancement resources available at Bryan Public Library

January 15, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The public library has always been the place to go to glean information. With the onset of the electronic age the Bryan Public Library is no longer contained just in the brick and mortar building, patrons with a library card can access a world of information through the Tombigbee Regional Library System website. The site is interfaced with libraries all over the state of Mississippi, according to TRLS Director, Tanna Taylor.

WPSD board hears progress report for year

January 15, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s the start of a new year for the West Point School District Board, which brought with it the first school board meeting. Board members convened at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss a light agenda and also allotted a fragment of time for Central School (CS) Superintendent Wynesther Cousins to provide to the board the ins and outs of the last year, along with thoughts and expectations for 2014.
“We see great results with what we have in place,” Cousins said.

Calvert Funeral Home sold

January 15, 2014

Allen turns over ownership to Georgia couple; local staff to remain in place

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

A long-standing West Point business is shifting ownership for the third time since its inception in 1906. Heather and Andrew Lawrence of Georgia recently purchased Calvert Funeral Home located at 1400 E. Main St. in West Point from long-time owner Scotty Allen.

January 14th

WPPD helmet giveaway proves another success

January 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although the number of helmets dished out at the West Point Police Department’s second bicycle helmet giveaway was less than the previous giveaway, the line still formed Saturday in front of the department building.
In its second go-around, the helmet giveaway served as a strong tool WPPD used in the fight for more widespread bicycle safety. Out of the 130 helmets purchased with funds supplemented by the Safe Routes to School grant, about 50 were given away Saturday.

Collins set to speak at MLK banquet Friday

January 14, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Alumni Chapter is once again sponsoring the Martin Luther King Black Tie Banquet, at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the UFCW Union Hall. The event will have area youth entertaining with the West Point Junior Alumni singing a song and a group of young people presenting a creative dance routine. The banquet is more than a tribute to King, it is a fundraiser for scholarships to help graduating seniors with college expenses. Last year’s event brought in $6,000 for scholarships.

Selectmen look at new sidewalks

January 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 5:30 p.m. tonight upstairs at City Hall. Among other things on the agenda, the board is expected to approve a contract for the construction of new sidewalks for students that walk to school.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the board would likely take action to award Calvert-Spradling Engineers (CSE) a contract, which would deem the company responsible for construction and inspection of a new set of sidewalks for students to walk on their way to and from school.

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