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October 1st

City begins airport sewer project

October 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point began a $170,000 project to add the McCharen Field airport to the city’s sewer system Tuesday. The project is funded by a 90 percent Federal Aviation Administration grant, 5 percent from the state, and 5 percent from the city, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.
He said Perma Corporation, of Columbus, would be handling the project. The eastern parts of the property were added to the city’s sewer system earlier in the year during the construction of the Jimmy Bryan 4-H Youth Complex, according to Jones.

Christmas parade plans bigger, better

October 1, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Clay County Growth Alliance is already making preparations for this year's Christmas parade, and Director Lisa Klutts said she hopes it's an event residents won't soon forget.
The parade, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, will feature a "Candyland" theme, and parade-goers may notice a few changes from the standard format.

September 30th

West Point CTC receives food grant; students to begin garden

September 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Career and Technology Center received a $500 grant from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce to start a school garden.
The grant is part of the state’s Farm to School program to encourage serving locally-grown and locally-produced agricultural products in school meals, as well as the economic and health benefits of serving locally-grown foods.

County tax assessor prepares to collect

September 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents with delinquent personal property taxes may want to consider paying them, as Clay County Tax Assessor Paige Lampkin said she’ll be visiting those who haven’t paid by Oct. 17.
In Mississippi the personal property tax only applies to businesses, and taxes furniture, fixtures and equipment used to operate a business. Lampkin said there was about $9,000 worth of delinquent taxes in Clay County for 2013.

Police seek suspects in Texaco robbery

September 30, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are seeking information regarding an alleged robbery.
According to a WPPD release, officers responded to a call just before midnight Friday to the Texaco station at 1404 Highway 45 North in West Point in reference to an armed robbery.

One arrested in weekend stabbing

September 30, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators are working to uncover the details of an alleged weekend stabbing.
About 11:20 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the American Legion Post No. 212 on East Morrow Street in reference to a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a woman, whose name has not been released, suffering from an alleged stab wound.

September 29th

BREAKING: Police arrest one in weekend stabbing

September 29, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators are working to uncover the details of an alleged weekend stabbing.
About 11:20 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the American Legion Post No. 212 on East Morrow Street in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a woman, whose name has not been released, suffering from an alleged stab wound.
Shortly thereafter, police arrested Bridgette Randle, 28, of West Point, in connection to the incident. She was charged with one count of aggravated assault. Randle was released on $10,000 bond.

Operation Christmas Child volunteers already at work in Clay County

September 29, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Integrated Arts hosts first performance

September 29, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The arts have taken a new turn for fifth- through eighth-grade students in West Point via the district's first ever integrated performing arts program. The program, which seeks to incorporate various aspects of performance art — such as theater and music — into one core class curriculum, held its first performance Saturday at Center Stage in West Point.

County prepares for upcoming election

September 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

County officials are once again preparing the polls, as Mississippi's 2014 general election is just about a month away. The Nov. 4 election will see statewide votes for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and local elections for Clay County Circuit Court judge and West Point Consolidated School Board members.

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