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VIDEO: Sharknado 2

July 31, 2014

VIDEO: Sharknado 2

Back-to-school dinner offered Sunday, new scholarship available

July 31, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

A back-to-school dinner is being offered by organizers Sherell Griffin-Drake and Trina Davidson-Brooks through the Brooks Institute of Marital Arts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bryan Union Hall in West Point. The event, free to the public, includes West Point School District Superintendent Burnell McDonald as a guest speaker along with the Town Creek Missionary Baptist Church Praise Team serving as musical guests, according to Griffin-Drake and Davidson-Brooks.

Tax holiday brings out few locals to shop

July 31, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Mississippi’s tax-free weekend for clothing and shoes has come and gone, and the feeling from some local retailers is that the weekend was a slight disappointment. The tax-free weekend began at 12:01 a.m. last Friday and ended at midnight Saturday.

Board finalizes city budget

July 31, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen approved the final budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during a special recessed meeting Tuesday at City Hall.
The total budget for the city for the fiscal year is $7.1 million in expenses, with $7.4 million in revenues, leaving a surplus of $358,544. The budget includes $514,003 for City Hall expenses, $1.2 million in total uniform patrol expense for the West Point Police Department, $965,536 for the West Point Fire Department and $762,456 for the West Point Street Department.

July 30th

Local to appear on PBS show

July 30, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point native and owner of Shendopen Productions Michael Williams has been working to bring the magic of movies to his hometown and the industry to go along with it. Now, some other well-known Mississippi personalities have taken notice.

Selectmen to finalize new budget

July 30, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Board of Selectmen was set to host a special meeting Tuesday at City Hall to approve the final city budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
West Point City Clerk Delores Doss said the board scheduled the meeting specifically for the budget, so it could make final approvals for the next fiscal year.
The West Point Water and Light Department also factored heavily in the meeting. The agenda for the meeting included a resolution to authorize the city’s electric system to become a member of the Seven States General and Transmission Cooperative.

Fowler outlines WP schools’ safety procedures for local first responders, emergency management

July 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The school year kicks off in just a couple weeks, and one of the biggest concerns for many parents may be their child’s safety during school hours.
West Point School District Assistant Superintendent Tim Fowler gave a rundown of the district’s safety protocols and emergency procedures to the Local Emergency Planning Committee Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

July 29th

WPHA provides children with school supplies

July 29, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Board of Commissioners for the West Point Housing Authority were on-hand from 9-11 a.m. at the WPHA office on Bugg Street in West Point Saturday morning to distribute school supplies for the children who live in the five units of the WPHA.
“This is our first year to offer school supplies to tenants,” Alecia Randle, member of the board of commissioners from the WPHA. “I think it will be a tremendous help to parents in getting their children ready for school.”

Police look for auto burglary information

July 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department is looking for any information on a string of robberies from automobiles in late 2012.
About 11:15 a.m. Nov. 29, 2012, officers responded to the 600 block of Grove Street in reference to a burglary from a vehicle. The owner reported that a Savage .270 caliber rifle with a Simmons ATE scope was allegedly stolen from his automobile. According to the incident report, the owner believed the door to the vehicle was left unlocked. The rifle is valued at $450 and the serial number is E780559.

Arts Center nearing completion

July 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Work on the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts is closer to completion, as the renovation of the former McClure Furniture building on Commerce Street has reached the final stages.
The $460,000 renovation began in January, and the center will be the new home for the West Point/Clay County Arts Council. The city has worked on the building since earlier this year. The Campbell Center will be the first permanent home for WPCCAC.

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