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April 7th, 2015

Mt. Hermon celebrates Good Friday

April 7, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader

In the spirit of Christianity, 32 churches came together for Good Friday services at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church in West Point to celebrate the crucifixion and sacrifice of Jesus Christ before the resurrection and culmination of the covenant the following Sunday.
Each minister took one of the last seven sentences uttered by Jesus while on the cross. The Rev. Quincy Patterson of Gospel Temple M.B. Church began with “Father forgive them for they know not what they do,” Luke 23:34.

Clay County Courthouse to receive new flagpole

April 7, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Courthouse is in store for a new flagpole, after the previous flagpole was hit by a truck during the February winter weather. District 5 will donate a new pole, which the Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to accept at its meeting Monday.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the county will use inmate labor to install the new pole, which would also include a new flag.

Circuit Court begins this week with several big cases

April 7, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The April term for the Clay County Circuit Court kicked off yesterday, and judges will see about 135 cases during the two-week term.
This week's court session will see the trial of Joshua Karriem. Karriem, 30, of West Point, was found not guilty of kidnapping during the October court term, however the jury did not reach a verdict on two other charges.

April 6th

WPCSD to host info-gathering meeting

April 6, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Consolidated School District will host two community meetings over the next two weeks to discuss whether students who attend West Clay Elementary School will be allowed to attend city schools, and vice versa.
Both meetings will be at 6 p.m., the first on April 9 at West Clay Elementary in Cedar Bluff, and the second April 14 at Central School in West Point.
WPCSD board president Gene Brown said several parents had asked board members about the possibility of being able to choose which elementary school they attended.

April 3rd

UPDATED: Accident damages gas line on Yokohama Boulevard

April 3, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

An accident Thursday afternoon lead to an interruption in Atmos Energy gas service and the brief closure of Yokohama Boulevard.
West Point Fire Chief Ken Wilbourne said a contractor working at the on-ramp to Yokohama Boulevard struck a gas line while doing some excavating. He said no one was injured in the accident.
"The service line was damaged, and we had to close the road to traffic for a while as they worked on it," Wilbourne said.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the accident put a hole in a 36-inch service line.

Easter egg hunts slated for weekend

April 3, 2015

Easter egg hunts slated for weekend

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Easter egg hunts will take place today and tomorrow in West Point in parks all over the city. Clay County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Delta Gems and Delta Academy is sponsoring an egg hunt today from noon to 3 p.m. at Zuber Park.
“This is the second year our Gems and Academy have invited children for an egg hunt,”Jeanise Andrews chairperson of the committee of the DG and DA, said. “We'll hide about 100 eggs for children ages 12 and under to find.”

Citizens without power Wednesday due to breaker malfunction

April 3, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents on the east side of West Point were left without power when a load breaker at the city's south electric station locked out Wednesday night.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Boodro Marsac the outage occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
"It cut out pretty much the whole east side of town, from Cotrell and East Street all the way to the access road," Marsac said. "The outage was caused by a break switch on East Morrow."

April 2nd

Ground broken on new golf course

April 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

State and local officials, business leaders and golf enthusiasts turned out to break ground on the new Mossy Oak Golf Club Wednesday on Old Waverly Road in West Point.
The new golf club was the result of a partnership between the George Bryan Family, who founded the Old Waverly Golf Club, Mossy Oak and golf course architect Gil Hanse. The course is set to open in 2017 and will feature a 7,400 yard, par-72 golf course, a clubhouse and guest cabins to accommodate golf travelers.

Dollar Tree sprouts on 45

April 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point looks to have another retail option as construction has begun on a new Dollar Tree store on Highway 45 Alt. North next to the Hampton Inn. Motorists on the highway may have noticed the early stages of the construction project commencing this week.
The store, which will be located across the street from Captain D's, is part of the city's goal of bring more business to this highly visible and well-traveled portion of Highway 45.

Civitan club discusses future, encourages members to participate

April 2, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club met Wednesday in the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Bill Ladd brought up Rachel Cannon, the latest Workforce Scholarship recipient. Ladd said Cannon had taken the Work Keys test but had not received notification of passing at this time.
“Mitzi Thompson will let me know when the grades are announced,” Ladd said. “Then we'll know if Rachel needs more assistance from us in becoming ready for a job or if we can help someone else attain certification.”

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