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West Point pharmacy burglarized

October 31, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators are searching for leads after an alleged early morning robbery Thursday.
According to the incident report, about 4 a.m. Thursday a WPPD officer on routine patrol noticed the front door entrance of Point City Drugs on Highway 45 North had been busted in. The officer made sure the building was secure and notified an investigator.
Upon further inspection, investigators noticed the switch box on the back of the building had been tampered with, and that a concrete block or brick was used to break a window to gain entrance.

MOHS Director speaks to WP Rotary

October 31, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With many citizens' minds on Ebola and ISIS, the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security (MOHS) is tasked not only with reducing the state's vulnerability to disaster, but also to make sure the information citizens receive is correct.
MOHS Executive Director Rusty Barnes visited the West Point Rotary Club Thursday at the Ritz Theater in West Point, and addressed some of the concerns citizens may have.

BPL launches Book Nook

October 31, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Bryan Public Library in West Point has added another service to benefit patrons of the library. A Book Nook has been added as an alternative to the yearly book sales. Books in the Book Nook are for sale, children's books 6 for $1 and all other books $1 each. The books come from generous donations by the public and books that are removed from library circulation.

October 30th

Local sorority hosts election forum

October 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Election Day is just around the corner, and Clay County residents had the opportunity for some face time with many of the local candidates Tuesday night at West Point City Hall.
The Clay County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority hosted a “Meet the Candidates” forum for local residents to be able to make informed choices when heading to the polls on Nov. 4.
Delta Sigma Theta member Carolyn Poston, who serves as chairwoman for the sorority’s social action committee, said the sorority tries to host forums like this for every election.

CCSD makes three arrests

October 30, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff's Department made a trio of arrests Tuesday in connection with drug possession, grand larceny and identity theft.
Ahmad R. Cox, 28, of West Point, was arrested Tuesday as part of a joint operation between CCSD, the West Point Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Cox was charged with five counts of sale of cocaine and one count possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Cox is currently being held in the Clay County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond. His court date was not set, as of Wednesday.

Colo. man indicted for threats to CCSD

October 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A Colorado man was indicted on charges of making threats to the Clay County Sheriff's Department over the investigation of the August Huddle House beating in West Point..
Bruce William Oxenford, 30, of Littleton, Colo., pleaded not guilty to using interstate communication to threaten injury to another person at a hearing Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Oxford.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said CCSD began receiving the emails a few days after the August 23 assault of Ralph Weems IV, of West Point.

October 29th

Local churches to host harvest fest

October 29, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Several West Point churches have joined together to give children and adults an alternative to celebrating Halloween. The Church House of Refuge Family Worship Center, Gospel Temple M.B. Church and Servant Hood Outreach Ministries in West Point and Kingdom Visions International and The Transfiguration Church in Columbus have partnered to bring about Harvest Fest 2014, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Mossy Oak pavilion in West Point.

LEPC talks infrastructure security

October 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Secure and resilient infrastructure can be an important piece of the puzzle in risk management for businesses, schools, hospitals and law enforcement.
Mississippi Office of Infrastructure Protective Security Advisor Max Fenn gave a rundown of some important ways to keep local infrastructure safe and in working condition to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) at its meeting Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

Officials urge motorists to yield

October 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

According to Mississippi code, motorists are required to yield to pedestrians in any marked or unmarked crosswalks. Local officials urge motorists in the city to be aware of crosswalks and be prepared to stop for any foot traffic.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said motorists generally obey crosswalk regulations in the city, but failure to yield right-of-way has become a problem where the Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway intersects Churchill Road.

October 28th

JA sponsors 'Fall in Love With Reading'

October 28, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Junior Auxiliary, in partnership with the Bryan Public Library, hosted the first “Fall in Love With Reading” program Saturday at the library in West Point. The event was part of the WPJA “Reading is Fun” project, headed by Ivy Ivey, chair of the project.
“In the past the JA has sponsored story time at the library,” Ivey said. “Now almost all the members work and can't come in the mornings and read as was done before. We considered a program in the evening, but with homework and other activities, it wasn't feasible.”

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