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September 9th, 2014

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.

Cafeterias get $25,000 makeovers

September 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Church Hill Elementary has joined the West Point High School South campus and Fifth Street Junior High in having a newly-renovated cafeteria. The vivid greens and blues of the newest Green Wave Cafe is a welcome sight to first- and second-grade students during breakfast and lunchtime.

County considers tax hike

September 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing for the 2014-15 fiscal year budget at 9 a.m. Monday at the Clay County Courthouse. At the hearing the board will consider a proposed ad valorem tax increase.
For the 2013-14 fiscal year, the county operated on a budget of $9,508,550 with $5,074,997 coming from ad revenue. For the upcoming year, the total projected revenue is $8,948,462 with $5,112,558 coming from ad valorem taxes.

September 8th

VIDEO: Ole Miss vs. Vandy

September 8, 2014

Ole Miss squares off with Vanderbilt

VIDEO: Ryan, Bryant Lead Falcons Past Saints 37-34 In OT

September 8, 2014

Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints. In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday, Matt Ryan threw for a franchise-record 448 yards, leading the Falcons to just their fourth victory over the Saints in the last 17 meetings. This one was particularly sweet for Atlanta, which is coming off a miserable 4-12 season--its first losing campaign since 2007.

'Voice of the Bulldogs' Jack Cristil dies at 88

September 8, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — Jacob Sanford "Jack" Cristil, the beloved former sports broadcaster of six decades of Mississippi State University athletics, died Sunday [Sept. 7] at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extended illness. Cristil, who served MSU from 1953 to 2011, was known throughout the South as "the Voice of the Bulldogs."

OzLand' screening a success

September 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A theater full of people took a trip to "OzLand" Thursday night at the Malco Theater in Columbus. The film, written and directed by West Point native Michael Williams, was unveiled for the first time to the public at a sold-out screening.
Viewers arrived an hour prior to the showing to peruse "OzLand" merchandise, chat with the cast and crew and have their pictures made on the "red carpet."

WP to get new shopping center

September 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents traveling to Walmart may have noticed dirt work in a lot in front of the building during the past couple weeks. The work is part of the early stages of bringing a new shopping center to West Point.
Jim Khalaf, owner of Khalaf Plaza LLC in McComb, said the shopping center will be designed to hold between five and seven stores, depending on the size each store needs. He said the center will be called Khalaf Plaza West Point.

September 5th

Supervisors vote down drug court

September 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted not to financially support the county’s misdemeanor drug court at its meeting Thursday. The board originally voted to cut funding for the drug court in June due to lack of available funds.

Navistar awarded $38.4 million US Army contract

September 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Navistar Defense announced Thursday that its plant in West Point received a $38.4 million contract to upgrade vehicles for the U.S. Army. Under the contract, Navistar Defense will reset and standardize International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (vehicles) in the Army’s fleet, according to Navistar Senior Manager of Communications Elissa Maurer.
“Work will include installing MaxxPro survivability upgrades, independent suspensions and numerous other upgrades on vehicles returning from theater,” Maurer said.

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