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April 1st, 2014

Five injured in Oktibbeha County nightclub shooting

April 1, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

An Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department investigation is ongoing to determine what caused an early Sunday morning nightclub shooting that injured five people.
OCSD Commander Brett Watson said deputes responded to a shooting incident at Club Rock on Rockhill Road, north of Starkville, at 2:22 a.m. Sunday. He said five victims were injured, one critically, in the shooting, which occurred in the night club's parking lot.
OCSD would not identify the victims injured in Sunday's shooting.

City OKs breaker purchase

April 1, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen accepted a bid for four new circuit breakers for the Bryan electric substation during a special-called meeting Friday at City Hall in West Point.
The board accepted the bid from Garner Lumley Electric Supply in Hattiesburg and the cost of the circuit breakers will be $89,128.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said normally expect the price on those to come between $22,000 and $24,000 each and that the cost of these circuit breakers was on the lower end.

Crews begin Captain D's work

April 1, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Seafood lovers rejoice. The site for the new Captain D's on Highway 45 South in West Point is being prepared for construction to begin. The target opening for the restaurant is July, according to Keith McBrayer, one of the owners of the West Point Captain D's. Heavy equipment is rolling in and the property is being staked for clearing and construction.

March 31st

Teachers, OHA to part ways - Community rallies to support long-time educators Rives, Hughey

March 31, 2014

Oak Hill Academy will part ways with two long-time educators after this school year.

Elementary Principal Jane Rives’ contract is not being renewed and girls’ basketball coach Stan Hughey is resigning. Oak Hill Headmaster Yandell Harris said that neither Rives nor Hughey were fired, and it was not an issue of budget.

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Supervisors stress burn etiquette

March 31, 2014

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is encouraging residents to dial 911 before doing any burning in the county.

At Thursday night’s supervisor’s meeting District 3 Supervisor R.B. Davis said that residents should dial 911 and let first responders know where and when they’ll be burning to save Clay County Volunteer firefighters from having to respond to them unnecessarily.

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West Point First Presbyterian EPC Church welcomes new pastor

March 31, 2014

Rev. Brandon Bates is leaving his hospice ministry in the Flowood/Ridgeland area and moving to West Point to pastor First Presbyterian Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). Rev. Steve Davis retired from the ministry and left the First Presbyterian Church without a pastor. Bates held the position of chaplain for PaxHospice in Ridgeland for the past two years. He has preached regularly throughout the Central South Presbytery while teaching periodically as adjunct faculty at Belhaven University.

March 28th

H & R Block raises funds for WP Relay

March 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The fourth annual H & R Block bake sale to benefit Relay for Life hopes to continue its record of exceeding the amount previously raised. The first year of the bake sale raised $243, the second year over $400 and last year $900 was donated to Relay for Life by Team H & R Block, according to Libby Montgomery, H & R Block associate and cancer survivor.

Mayor to honor local volunteers, groups

March 28, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader

West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson is participating in a national day of recognition to show appreciation to local volunteers for the work they do.
Beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday in the downstairs conference room of City Hall, Robinson will host a come-and-go reception with cookies and punch for all residents and organizations that give their time to the community.

March 27th

Sally Kate Winters to hold fifth annual Spring Into Action run

March 27, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services will host its fifth annual Spring Into Action 5K and Family Fun Run on April 5.
Sally Kate Outreach Coordinator Heather Usry said that organization chose to do its 5K and Fun Run in April because April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
“We want to bring awareness to the community about child abuse. How to spot it and how to reach out,” Usry said. “We want to impart on everyone in our community that it’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure we do everything we can to protect children.”

Ward set to speak at academic banquet

March 27, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Marcus D. Ward, vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Alcorn State University Foundation Inc., along with being a West Point High School alumnus, is keynote speaker for the West Point High School academic achievement awards banquet. The banquet is 6 p.m. April 4 at The Civic. High school students who have an average of 90 or above for the fall and spring semesters this year are invited to attend, according to Robert Smith one of the coordinators for the event.

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