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September 3rd, 2014

Drug Court funding reconsidered

September 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors agreed to take another look at the county’s misdemeanor drug court funding at its meeting Tuesday. The board originally voted to cut the funding for the drug court in June due to lack of available money.
Drug court administrator Edward Houston said he, along with District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes and District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton, went to the Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts(AOC) in Jackson to try to work something out with the drug court advisory board.

September 2nd

Local historical society calls for old photos

September 2, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Vandals attempt break in at new center for arts

September 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Investigators with the West Point Police Department had to deal with with alleged robberies and vandalism during the last week in August.

CCS adds mobile crisis response unit

September 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In an effort to expand crisis services in the community, Community Counseling Services (CCS) in West Point has added a mobile crisis response team for the community.
The mobile crisis response team will provide mental health assessments and stabilization for an individual experiencing a crisis.
CCS Crisis Counselor Janice McGee said the response team was formed with a grant from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. DMH provided grants to many community mental health centers to establish crisis response teams.

West Point unites

September 2, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Labor Day was about more than cookouts and closing the book on summer for many in West Point. Residents packed First Baptist Church Monday in West Point to show their support for local law enforcement, each other and the family of Ralph Weems IV, a 32-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran who fell victim to an aggravated assault Aug. 23 and now lies hospitalized with a brain injury at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

August 29th

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.

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