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May 23rd, 2014

Florida Marcell Choir to celebrate 40th concert Sunday at Mt. Hermon

May 23, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Florida Marcell Choir first sang together in May 1976. The organizer and first president of the choir, Jeanette Harrison named the choir in memory of dedicated mothers of the Mt. Hermon M.B. Church Florida Robins and Marcella Chandler. The choir is performing its 40th concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church in West Point.

ARC partners with TK Martin Center

May 23, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The ARC of Clay County has been providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental delays locally since 1972. Now, the organization is partnering with the T.K. Martin Center in Starkville to provide a new service to local children through the center’s Project IMPACT initiative.

City set to host Memorial Day event May 30

May 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point will host a Memorial Day recognition program at noon May 30 upstairs at City Hall.
The program will be held on Friday instead of Monday in observance of the traditional Memorial Day May 30 date, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday to create a convenient three-day weekend.

Police investigate shots fired

May 23, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are looking into incidents of shots fired at Town Creek Apartments.
Local E911 dispatchers began receiving calls about 10 p.m. Wednesday alleging gunfire in the complex on West Half Mile Road. WPPD officers were dispatched to the scene about 10:40 p.m. near the A and B buildings of the complex in response to another alleged disturbance and gunfire. Dispatchers reportedly told emergency personnel the disturbance centered around a gray pickup truck and a white SUV.

May 22nd

West Point Police search for wanted woman

May 22, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Police Department is looking for any information on the whereabouts of Rasheda Wilson, 23, of West Point.
In addition to West Point, Wilson is wanted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbus Police Department, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley.

We Care opens summer nutrition program

May 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The We Care Committee will open its nutrition feeding program for children in West Point this summer.
WCC President LueZarah Robinson said the program will start June 1 and run every weekday until Aug. 6. The program is for all children in the West Point and Clay County community and will serve breakfast and lunch.
“We’ll be serving healthy meals and we’ll have daily activities,” Robinson said. “I — and one other cook — will be in the kitchen and we’ll have an assistant helping serve.”

Area attorneys prepare ‘Wills for Heroes’

May 22, 2014

DTL staff

Local attorneys and paralegals gathered May 14 at West Point City Hall for the city’s first ever Wills for Heroes event.
Eleven volunteer attorneys met with first responders from the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, West Point Police Department, West Point Fire Department and local emergency medical technicians for free to prepare wills, powers of attorney and advanced health care directives.
The event was sponsored by the Clay County Bar Association (CCBA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation.

Ousted OHA coach again shifts positions

May 22, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

MABEN — Stan Hughey said he feels like he is 25 years old again. With this new found energy, the former Oak Hill girls’ basketball coach is ready to open the second stage of his coaching career.
After accepting the head coaching position for the Heritage Academy girls’ basketball team in April, Hughey left that position May 13 and was officially announced as the new head girls’ basketball coach at East Webster High School Tuesday in Maben.

CCSD arrests 21 in local roundup

May 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Sheriff’s Department deputies had plenty to keep them busy Tuesday, as the department arrested 21 area residents on a number of charges in its latest “roundup.”
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the morning-long operation stemmed from April grand jury indictments. CCSD typically engages in a mass roundup about twice a year, Scott said.

May 21st

WPPD set to resume active warrant list publication in DTL

May 21, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Starting next week, the West Point Police Department will begin posting its active warrant list in Daily Times Leader.
WPPD will publish 20-30 names in the paper every couple weeks, along with posting the complete list of active warrants at the police station on Westbrook Street.

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