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February 4th, 2014

Williams, Jenkins featured in Black History Month art exhibit at Bryan Public Library

February 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sponsored Diane Williams and Jerry Jenkins to display their artwork at the Bryan Public Library during Black History Month. Williams is an author and artist working in mixed media fabric art. Jenkins is a member of the Hasan Drums Group, a member of the Mississippi Arts Commission and a teacher of the performing arts.

GTR Authority awarded $90,000 waste tire grant

February 4, 2014

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The Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authority’s (SWMA) coffer got a little heavier after having recently been awarded a $90,000 Waste Tire grant on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
Applications for the Waste Tire grant (herein referred to simply as “the grant”) are open year long, according to MDEQ Communications Director Robbie Wilbur.

MCA honors Clay County man

February 4, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

John Elliott has been a fixture in the beef cattle industry for 40 years, and on Saturday his longtime efforts were recognized. Elliott earned the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association 2014 award for Commercial Cattleman of the Year at the MCA annual conference in Jackson.

Skills classes take off at EMCC

February 4, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors were updated on the progress of the Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Plant workforce classes, which kicked into gear the moment East Mississippi Community College resumed classes for the spring semester.
Mitzi Thompson, EMCC workforce specialist, said community participation thus far indicated a positive forecast for the interest in employment at Yokohama once the business begins its application phase.

February 3rd

Town Creek shooting suspect surrenders to law enforcement

February 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators have been rummaging through evidence and leads to make a speedy arrest in the Jan. 22 Town Creek Apartments shooting, which left an individual with a gunshot wound to the neck. But the shooter made investigators' jobs easier by turning himself in at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.
According to a press release issued by the WPPD, the shooter, West Point resident Deylon Antonio Harris, 17, was accompanied by family members Friday as he made his way into the department headquarters.

Kelly pushes forward following service in World War II

February 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although it was nearly 70 years following the closure of World War II, Howard Miskelly was invited to the Mississippi Capitol to receive not only a Bronze Star for his involvement in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns, but also a commemorative US flag shielded by a wooden and glass shell.

School system outlines safety procedures

February 3, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Two West Point High School students caught with "deadly weapons" on school property are awaiting a hearing in youth court to determine their fate. The hearing date is expected to be set Monday.

Grayson speaks at Growth Alliance banquet

February 3, 2014

Community members honored for contributions to city, county

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

More than just a meal, the 88th annual West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance banquet was a celebration of community and coming home.
Residents gathered Thursday evening in the Community Counseling (Mary Holmes campus) gymnasium to honor those who have been crucial to the growth and development of West Point, as well as welcome some special guests — including keynote speaker Walt Grayson, host of the PBS series "Mississippi Roads."

January 31st

Man implicated in jail escape changes plea to guilty

January 31, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point local Austin Parker, 20, retracted a plea of not guilty and went forward with a guilty plea Jan. 24 for a felony escape charge along with a burglary of a dwelling charge.
Parker and fellow detainee Jonathan O’Brien, 21, were the talk of the town last September after pulling off a jailbreak from the Clay County Detention Center.

LOCKDOWN: Two arrested after firearm, knife recovered at WPHS

January 31, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two juveniles Thursday on the campus of West Point High School on charges deadly weapons possession on school property.
WPHS was placed on lockdown about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, after a CCSD school safety officer recovered a weapon from a student after fellow students had reported seeing the student in possession of a firearm. Further investigation revealed another student in possession of a knife.

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