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September 11th, 2014

Pilots tap Estes as year's 'Sweetheart'

September 11, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Pilot Club of West Point named the 2014-15 Pilot International (PI) Sweetheart, Michele Estes, at Tuesday night’s Pilot Club meeting in the dining room of the Henry Clay Retirement Center. A PI Sweetheart is chosen each year by nominations made by the members of the Pilot Club to recognize one of their own as the embodiment of what it means to be a Pilot.

EMCC to offer GED incentive

September 11, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

EMCC is looking to bring more residents up to a higher level of education. Beginning Sept. 22 through Oct. 3, EMCC will participate in GED Testing Services “see for free” initiative, which allows potential test takers to take a GED readiness exam free of charge.

CIty dismisses WPWL superintendent

September 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to remove West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock from his position at its meeting Tuesday. Prisock served as superintendent since 2010.
Ward 5 Selectman Gary Dedeaux made the motion in the board’s executive session to terminate Prisock’s employ, and Ward 3 Selectman Jimmy Clark seconded.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

September 10th

Community to host first-ever fun day event in Marshall Park

September 10, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Sept. 20 is national fun day, and West Point will celebrate in style. The community will host its first West Point Community Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in Marshall Park.
Ward 1 Selectman Linda Hannah, who is also assisting in organizing the event, said it was something she’d been wanting to do for more than a year now.

New meters shut down if wiring heats

September 10, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Water and Light Department’s electric meters have a new feature which will interrupt the service if the temperature in the wiring reaches a certain level.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said temperatures can rise due to bad sockets or faulty wiring, and the meter contains a sensor which will cut the power to the building if the temperature reaches 185 degrees.
“This helps to prevent any potential meltdowns for fires,” Prisock said. “If the sensor shuts the power off, we pull the meter and determine if we can fix it or have it fixed.”

WPSD considers lawsuit

September 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Fourteen Mississippi school districts are involved in an education-funding lawsuit against the state spearheaded by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, and the West Point School District board is considering taking part.
The lawsuit stems from the language in Miss. Code 37-151-6, which says “the legislature shall fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Fund,” beginning in 2010.

September 9th

VIDEO: Apple announces new iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

Apple announces new iPhone 6:

Longtime ‘Voice of the Bulldogs’ Jack Cristil dies at 88 in Tupelo

September 9, 2014

By BEN WAIT
Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — "You can wrap it in Maroon and White."
That phrase gave chills to so many Mississippi State Bulldog fans and it made Jack Cristil famous, not only in Mississippi, but around the nation. The longtime “Voice of the Bulldogs” passed away Sunday at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extend illness.

West Point to consider City Hall grant

September 9, 2014

DTL staff

West Point City Hall may receive a facelift in the near future if the city receives a grant from Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The West Point Board of Selectmen will discuss the grant opportunity at its meeting at 5:30 tonight at City Hall.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the city applied for the $100,000 grant previously and didn’t receive it. He said the grant would go toward repairing deterioration and discoloration in the mortar and bricks of City Hall, as well as the building’s cornice trim.

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