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August 29th, 2014

Life Builders, Pizza Hut work together for good cause

August 29, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Progress Street Church of God’s men’s Life Builders group and Life Builders all over the U.S. are joining forces Saturday, Aug. 30 to promote positive action in communities. Life Builders will be handing out vouchers to take to Pizza Hut restaurants, give the cashier the code 1022 and part of the purchase price will go to Life Builders in West Point. For online orders, the code is: Life. This is the first time Pizza Hut and Life Builders have partnered together for a fundraiser.

Supervisors approve road project bid

August 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted a $167,277 bid from Falcon Contracting Company of Columbus to widen a piece of Airport Road at its meeting Thursday.
The project will entail extending, widening and overlaying .244 miles of Airport Road next to Walmart in West Point, according to Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction Engineer Jack Jackson.
Jackson said the project would be largely funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission grant, with the local funds covering the remaining costs.

Community to host fellowship service

August 29, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point community leaders are looking to give residents an opportunity to come together in a positive light after a weekend brawl turned near deadly.
Beginning 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church on 134 E. Broad St. in West Point, residents may gather for a brief community fellowship service to pray for the well-being of the community and the recovery of West Point resident Ralph Weems IV.

Second arrest made in assault

August 29, 2014

DTL staff

West Point police department officers have made a second arrest in connection with a weekend assault that left a local main hospitalized with a brain injury.
Marquavious McMillian, 20, of Aberdeen, was arrested Thursday and housed in the Clay County Detention Center awaiting arraignment on suspicion of aggravated assault.
It was the second arrest in an investigation which now involves the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Clay County Sheriff’s Department and the Aberdeen Police Department.

August 28th

BREAKING: Second arrest made in assault

August 28, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police officers have made a second arrest in connection with a weekend assault that left a local man with a brain injury.
On Thursday, police arrested Marquavious McMillian, 20, of Aberdeen on suspicion of aggravated assault.
He is being housed in the Clay County Detention Center until arraignment.

See more in Friday's Daily Times Leader.

Deltas continue 10 years of book donations

August 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donated four books to the Bryan Public Library in West Point Monday. The sorority Arts and Letters Committee, made up of Naomi Kilgore, Ella Seay and Reita Humphries, represent the sorority in making a donation each year to the Bryan Public Library or the Churchill/Southside Elementary libraries, for 10 years, rotating between the two each year.

Local Captain D's breaks record

August 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Anyone who braved the lines at Captain D’s during the restaurant’s first week could attest to the success of the new brand in West Point. The restaurant, which opened Aug. 18, had the highest first week sales of any Captain D’s nationwide since the chain opened in 1969, according to Captain D’s Manager of Marketing Communications Rebecca Day.
Day said it was company policy not to release actual numbers, but that the West Point restaurant set a brand record.

City set millage rate

August 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen set the millage rate for the city and the West Point School District during a specially called meeting Wednesday at City hall.
The millage rate is based on the assessed value of property in the city and is used to calculate the amount for property taxes. The board voted to set the millage rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year at 94.81, which Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer said was the same as it was for the 2013-14 year.

August 27th

Winds cause widespread power outage in West Point

August 27, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

High winds led to power outages Monday evening in certain areas of downtown West Point. Water and Light crews worked until after midnight to restore power to the affected areas.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said there were four total power outages around the downtown area, with the most significant being the block of Grove Street between Tournament and Travis streets.

Murder case could get second look

August 27, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A 16-year-old capital murder case could potentially be re-opened as the man convicted filed a motion for post-conviction relief with the Clay County Circuit Court Tuesday.
Jeffrey Randle, of West Point, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1998. Randle was convicted for the Jan. 4, 1997 murder of West Point resident Willie Mae Sewell. He was charged with capital murder because Sewell’s murder occurred during the commission of a robbery.

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