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February 13th, 2014

Local florists on track for Valentine's Day

February 13, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Flowers and chocolates and bears, oh my! Stuffed bears, that is — chances are residents of West Point will see more than their share dotting the landscape of work and school as Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches. For local florists, however, the big day requires more than just a cooler stuffed to the brim with flowers and balloons at the ready. It requires careful planning, stocking and staffing to meet the demand with success.

HB 268 looks to remodel driving laws

February 13, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s an issue that has perhaps caused widespread road rage in Mississippi: Individuals driving slowly in the left lane as if they were in the right lane. House Bill 268 is currently amidst legislative proceedings, which would mandate that unless passing traffic or taking a left turn, individuals must remain in the right lane.

WPPD to apply for camera grant

February 13, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department could soon have a new tool in its arsenal.
The West Point Board of Selectmen approved a WPPD request Tuesday to submit a grant application to garner funding to install at least five Pro-Vision cameras into active patrol cars.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD had at one time video cameras installed patrol cars. However, Brinkley said those cameras are now “inoperable.”

February 12th

COMMUNITY ALERT: West Point schools to release early

February 12, 2014

DTL staff

Just when bad weather appears to be at an end, it seems another wave rolls through. West Point School District announced that threat of incoming ice and snow in the early afternoon have prompted officials to send students home early.

All West Point public schools will release at 1:30 p.m. today.

MBN makes $1 million cocaine bust

February 12, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

Officials announced five arrests Tuesday, including two individuals from Starkville and West Point, respectively, in connection with an alleged Oktibbeha County-based cocaine smuggling ring.
Interim Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Samuel Owens saidn in a MBN release that more arrests are expected in the ongoing investigation, which is code-named "Operation Queen Bee."
Law enforcement officers simultaneously served nine search warrants Feb. 1, leading to the arrests.

Friends of BPL host annual bake sale

February 12, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Friends of the Bryan Public Library are once again pulling out their bowls, blenders and whisks for the Valentine Bake Sale, from 10 a.m - 6 p.m. Thursday in the Esther Pippen Meeting room.

Cub Scouts host Blue and Gold banquet

February 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point/Clay County Cub Scout program is gaining momentum, and on Monday about 20 of the group’s young cubs moved up through the ranks at the organization’s annual Blue and Gold Banquet, held at the American Legion.

Wrecks scarce in Clay County

February 12, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although an icy front made its way through West Point Monday night into Tuesday morning, West Point and Clay County law enforcement officials said they were surprised by how smooth the 24-hour gap went for motorists. However, Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G reported widespread — albeit mostly minor — weather-related traffic incidents, one of which resulted in a fatality.
West Point Police Department Chief Tim Brinkley said Monday evening as well as Tuesday morning was reflective of a normal day for patrol units.

February 11th

Clay County man arrested on battery charge

February 11, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

Clay County Sheriff’s Department Investigators have arrested Nathaniel Collins, age 37, of 4655 Clisby Road, of West Point and charged Collins with two counts of sexual battery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said that Collins is under a $50,000.00 bond for each count and is incarcerated at the Clay County Detention Center. Evidence will be presented at the next term of grand jury in April.

Area classes dismiss for bad weather

February 11, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County and West Point School District students will have today off as an icy forecast mandated school heads to make the decision to pull the plug and cancel classes for the day per the recommendation of the local Mississippi Emergency Management Agency branch.
Johnny Littlefield, Clay County-West Point Mississippi emergency management agency director, said the chilly weather was not readily deemed any concern until a conference call with the National Weather Service (NWS) at 10 a.m. Monday concluded otherwise.

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