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March 26th, 2014

EMCC rodeo set Thursday

March 26, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

It’s time to break out the boots and prepare for a good time. East Mississippi Community College, assisted by Luke Lummus Rodeo Productions, will host its second inaugural Ozark Region collegiate rodeo beginning Thursday at Eagle Ranch in West Point.

Officials OK $2.3M substation

March 26, 2014

DTL staff

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley approved construction of a 4-County Electric Power Association, which will provide service to the Yokohama Tire manufacturing plant under construction in Clay County.
Presley said in a press release that the facility, known as the Triathlon Substation is crucial to the economic growth that will come to the Golden Triangle with the Yokohama Tire plant.

March 25th

Local children trike for St. Jude's

March 25, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

For more than 10 years, students at East Side Pre-Kindergarten and East Side Kindergarten classes have ridden tricycles and bicycles to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors sponsor the littlest bikers helping St. Jude battle childhood cancers.

EMCC spreads word on WorkKeys

March 25, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

COLUMBUS — East Mississippi Community College is working to get the word on out on pre-employment requirements for manufacturers coming in to the Golden Triangle, and it is enlisting the help of community and business leaders.

March 21st

BREAKING: Backyard accident claims life of local boy

March 21, 2014

DTL staff

An 11-year-old boy has died following a tragic playground accident in Clay County.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, Sonny Quinones, 11, of Clay County was visiting his grandfather last Friday on Bruce Drive in West Point when he was discovered hanging from a tree, unconscious in the backyard. Preliminary investigation indicates the boy had been playing on a rope, tree swing.

Hebron has positive start on diamond, plays Kemper Academy today

March 21, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Good starts are crucial with any season, and Hebron Christian’s baseball team is heading in the right direction to win its district and have another regular season that goes into the postseason on the diamond.
After an extended basketball season, which the hardwood Eagles made the MAIS Class-A State tournament in February, time spent on the baseball diamond has been sparse. Though battling the elements and limited preparation, Hebron has not skipped a beat.

Binder to host public forum Saturday

March 21, 2014

DTL staff

William Binder, West Point Ward 2 selectman, will host a public forum for constituents of his ward beginning 9 a.m. Saturday at City Hall in West Point. Residents are invited to come share concerns, ask questions and find out about the general state of affairs in Ward 2.
“I just wanted to keep my Ward 2 constituents informed on what takes place and some things we (West Point selectmen) have done,” Binder said.

Burglary suspects arrested

March 21, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department has been knee deep in its investigation of a recent string of auto burglaries. Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the cause, though more arrests are expected soon.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said West Point had a similar string of auto burglaries about this time last year. He added that the department apprehended one individual in connection with the burglaries. Following that arrest, he said, the number of cases appeared to die down.

CCSD arrests 3 on drug charges

March 21, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A traffic stop conducted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department Thursday yielded three West Point residents — Tevin Nance, 22, Anthony Bean, 23, and Brian Bowens, 22 — in possession of one pound of marijuana and liquid codeine.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott declined to comment on the reason for the traffic stop, citing an ongoing CCSD investigation.
“We have different investigations going on, and we’ve been receiving tips ... “ Scott said.

March 20th

Local man reflects on mission work

March 20, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Not everyone in the world has it so easy. The Civitan Luncheon Club learned more than its share during its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, when Mike Pittman, president of “My Brother’s Cup” faith-based coffee company in Tupelo which contributes proceeds for mission trips to China shared some of his experiences overseas.

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