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January 22nd, 2014

A soldier remembered: West Point native honored in memorial flag ceremony

January 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point resident Joe Mason was just 20 years old when his life ended in the crystalline waters of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Now, some 45 years later, his friends, classmates and family are seeking to honor his memory.

City awards bond issuance bid

January 22, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A lender for $460,000 in general obligation bonds for the ongoing McClure building renovation project was officially declared at a West Point Board of Selectmen recessed meeting Tuesday.
The board opened three sealed bids for the bond issuance at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the upstairs auditorium at City Hall.

January 17th

Local pleads guilty to escape

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

This past September, two individuals managed to finagle their way out of the Clay County detention center. One of the men, West Point resident Jonathan O’Brien, pleaded guilty to an escape charge along with a grand larceny charge Wednesday after withdrawing his “not guilty” pleas from both.
O’Brien, 21, who has a hefty rap sheet, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott, was originally detained at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department jail for previous charges of grand larceny, burglary of an automobile and larceny of a shed.

McGee talks scams, youth at Civitan Club

January 17, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed guest speaker, Sgt. Zate McGee of the West Point Police Department. McGee is the officer who deals with juvenile offenders and the Drug Abuse Awareness Education (D.A.R.E.) program director.
McGee wished to provide the Civitans with pertinent information on scams that had been targeting the community recently.

GA board set to interview hopefuls today

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Since former West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance (GA) Director Cynthia Wilson’s dismissal last month, the GA board has been on the hunt to fill the position. That goal is coming to fruition.
Advertising for the position ceased on Jan. 10, which simultaneously served as the deadline for resume submissions.
Dwight Dyess, GA board president, said the board had received three resumes by the time the clock struck deadline.

January 16th

Pilot Club members gearing up for new year

January 16, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Many upcoming projects were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Pilot Club of West Point. February’s meeting will include the residents of the Henry Clay Retirement Center as the Pilots adopt residents as their sweetheart during the Valentine meeting. Club President, Michele Estes reminded the Pilots to draw a resident’s name for the party before leaving.
“We have a lot coming up in the next two months,” said Estes. “We are having our Pilot International Sweetheart party in February, then the Legends fundraiser will take place March 1.”

Selectmen go forward with sidewalk effort

January 16, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In the near future, Fifth Street School and Central School students will have the opportunity to walk to and from school on a fresh set of sidewalks. Selectmen authorized West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson to accept Calvert-Spradling Engineers contract, which deems Calvert Spradling the head honcho in overseeing the construction and inspection of the sidewalks.

West Point set to honor King

January 16, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year: The Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

January 15th

Workforce advancement resources available at Bryan Public Library

January 15, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The public library has always been the place to go to glean information. With the onset of the electronic age the Bryan Public Library is no longer contained just in the brick and mortar building, patrons with a library card can access a world of information through the Tombigbee Regional Library System website. The site is interfaced with libraries all over the state of Mississippi, according to TRLS Director, Tanna Taylor.

WPSD board hears progress report for year

January 15, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s the start of a new year for the West Point School District Board, which brought with it the first school board meeting. Board members convened at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss a light agenda and also allotted a fragment of time for Central School (CS) Superintendent Wynesther Cousins to provide to the board the ins and outs of the last year, along with thoughts and expectations for 2014.
“We see great results with what we have in place,” Cousins said.

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