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November 13th, 2014

City postpones appointments

November 13, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen originally planned to appoint three members to the new West Point Consolidated School board at its meeting Tuesday night, but those plans fell through.
The State of Mississippi passed legislation in 2013 to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts into the new school district, with three members appointed by the city board and two elected by the county.
West Point City Attorney Orlando Richmond said the board would have to postpone the appointments due to not having a quorum.

Former West Point fire chief dies

November 13, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Former West Point Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield, 61, died of natural causes about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, according to Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter.
Littlefield had been with the West Point Fire Department since 1976, and was appointed fire chief in 2001 and also served as Clay County Emergency Management Director. He stepped down as chief in May, and was using accrued vacation time through the end of the year. He planned to retire in Januray.

November 12th

BREAKING: Former West Point fire chief Littlefield dies

November 12, 2014

DTL staff

A long time West Point fire chief has died.
Johnny Littlefield, 61, of West Point passed away about 4:30 a.m. Littlefield was with the WPFD since 1976. He was appointed chief in 2001 and had served until earlier this year, when he stepped down from the position. Littlefield was using accrued vacation time until the end of the calendar year and planned to formally retire in January.

See Thursday's Daily Times Leader for more.

Pilot Club begins annual ‘grocery grab’ fundraiser at Sunflower

November 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Editor’s note: This story originally debuted as Daily Times Leader’s Facebook Feature Friday on Nov. 7. It has been modified for print in today’s edition.

The West Point Pilot Club is gearing up for one of its most popular fundraisers of the year: the annual grocery grab.

Transition fair set for Saturday

November 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point High School teachers are looking to provide students thinking about the future with information on all postsecondary education opportunities, including nontraditional tracks. Thus, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the WPHS north campus cafeteria, vendors from various community colleges and trade programs will be on hand for the first-ever Successful Transition Essentials for Parents and Students (STEPS) transitional fair.

City eyes new plan for growth

November 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen is considering adopting a new comprehensive plan for growth and zoning in the city.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the plan will be a layout for growth in the future, and that the current plan needed updating.
“The comprehensive plan we have in place right now dates back to 1970,” Robinson said. “A lot has changed in 44 years, so we’re in serious need of an updated plan.”

Veterans honored

November 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point and Clay County community came together to honor those who served in the armed forces for Veterans Day Tuesday at City Hall.
About 100 veterans, family members and residents turned out for the West Point’s Veterans Day Service. West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the community honors its veterans.
“I just spoke with a veteran who recently moved here and he said they didn’t have programs like this where he’s from,” Robinson said. “Here in West Point and Clay County, we show gratitude for what veterans have done for our country.”

November 11th

Third Mt. Olive continues Thanksgiving tradition

November 11, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

For more than 10 years, Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church in West Point has been preparing a meal for the elderly, shut – in and disabled residents of West Point. After delivering a hot, home – cooked meal to those in need, the church opens its doors and invites the community to give thanks for God’s blessings. The annual pre – Thanksgiving community feast is 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church.

Selectmen set to tap school board members

November 11, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Board of Selectmen will appoint three members to the new West Point Clay County Consolidated School District Board during its meeting tonight at City Hall.
The State of Mississippi passed legislation in 2013 to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts into the new West Point Consolidated School District.

Yokohama preps to hire 400 more

November 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With the scheduled opening of the Yokohama Tire plant less than a year away, the company hosted an employment informational session Saturday at the Civic in West Point. It was standing room only as about 1,000 prospective employees and community members crowded the Civic auditorium.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi President Tadaharu Yamamoto said the company planned to invest not only in its facility’s future, but in its employees as well.

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