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October 24th

Police looking for burglary leads in WP

October 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information on two burglaries and an armed robbery from the last month.
About 11:50 p.m. Sept. 26, officers were dispatched to the Texaco service station on Highway 45 North in reference to an alleged armed robbery. According to the incident report, the store clerk said an individual wearing black pants, a black shirt, gray gloves and a red head-garment entered the store and came around the counter holding a knife.

Volunteers turn out for United Way

October 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County hosted its Day of Caring and campaign kickoff luncheon Thursday at the Civic in West Point.
The Day of Caring began at 8 a.m. and saw representatives from local businesses volunteer their time at various United Way-sponsored agencies in town. Volunteers from Babcock and Wilcox, the West Point School District, the West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance, Clay County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Delta Sigma Thi, North Mississippi Medical Center, Ellis Steel and Yokohama Tire went out in the community to help.

October 23rd

Golden Triangle Regional Airport conducts diaster drill

October 23, 2014

BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
Special to Daily Times Leader

A simulated mid-air collision scenario at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport drew first responders from across the region Tuesday morning to go through preparations for a worst-case scenario.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) holds such exercises once every three years to ensure local responders are prepared to respond to such an event if needed, said GTR Executive Director Mike Hainsey.

City eyes improving road conditions

October 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The improvement of driving conditions has been on the minds of city officials during the past few weeks.
The city received new traffic sensors for three intersections along Highway 45 courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, and West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the work doesn’t stop there. He said the city is also looking at improving visibility at certain intersections in town.

WPPD receives seatbelt grant

October 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department received a grant from the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety to go toward enforcing vehicle occupant restraints. The $5,000 grant will be used to pay officers who work overtime at safety checkpoints.

October 22nd

First Christian Church set for annual ‘sweet tater’ giveaway

October 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Daily Times Leader’s first “feature Friday” article on Facebook. “Feature Friday articles will appear in Wednesday editions, following inital Facebook only release.

Members of the First Christian Church in West Point are gearing up to give residents a little something sweet. Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 in the parking lot of First Christian Church on Broad Street in West Point, volunteers will be giving sweet potatoes away — completely free — to the public.

West Point family up for farming contest

October 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A local farm is participating in a Facebook photo contest to determine CHS Incorporated’s Farm Family of the Year. The contest is run through the Mississippi Department of Athletics Facebook page with the purpose of promoting agriculture awareness in the state.
Those who have liked the Facebook page can vote for the best farm family and Judson Farming Company (JFC), located north of West Point, is one of the entries.

4-County warns against scammers

October 22, 2014

DTL staff

Officials from 4-County Electric Power Association are urging residents to be particular in whom they trust their information.
According to a 4-County statement issued to media, members have been targeted by callers claiming that customers’ security deposits must be upgraded or risk losing electric service. Another call claims members must pay over the phone or services will be terminated for non-payment. Both, 4-County officials said, are false and should be considered scams. Customers should be wary of questionable emails, as well.

Absentee voting date looms

October 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point and Clay County residents who won’t be in the area for the Nov. 4 general election have until noon Nov. 1 to place their absentee ballot.
Clay County Chancery Clerk’s office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during the week and will be open until noon this Saturday and next Saturday. Residents who are 65 or older or who will be out of the county the day of the election are eligible to vote absentee.
Clay County District 3 Election Commissioner Wendy Howell said residents will be required to have a photo ID to vote in the election.

October 21st

Junior Auxiliary partners with BPL to host ‘Fall in Love with Reading’ program

October 21, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Junior Auxiliary of West Point (JAWP) in partnership with the Bryan Public Library are hosting the first “Fall in Love With Reading,” free event from 10:30 a.m. through noon Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be activities for children of all ages and participants will receive a free book.

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