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February 20th, 2014

West Point revamping recycling program

February 20, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point is working toward rolling out another full blown curbside recycling program in city limits, though it may be late March before the program is fully on its feet.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the initiative was once offered to residents in both West Point and Clay County, via agreement with Waste Pro out of Tupelo. However, when the program failed to turn a profit, Waste Pro discontinued its recycling pick up services to the Golden Triangle.

County set to host voter ID meetings

February 20, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Courthouse will host two community meetings Feb. 25, which aim to not only educate electors about the upcoming voter identification law, but also recruit mouths to help spread the word of knowledge to other citizens in the community.

Three arrested on meth charges

February 20, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Three Clay County men are facing methamphetamine charges, following an eight-month investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
According to MBN Public Relations Coordinator Delores Lewis, officers conducted an investigatory traffic stop on Feb. 12 which led to the execution of a search warrant at a West Point residence. The search allegedly yielded some 13 grams of methamphetamine.

February 19th

MBN makes Oktibbeha arrest in drug ring

February 19, 2014

DTL staff

Agents over the three-day weekend arrested a Texas man in Mississippi in connection with the seizure of about $100,000 in cocaine, interim Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Samuel W. Owens said Tuesday.
Charles A. Skelly, 25, of Houston, Texas, faces one count of possession of a kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute, Director Owens said.

City set on HOME grant app

February 19, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The window of time open for West Point residents to submit applications to the city in hopes of obtaining assistance to rebuild their homes has come and gone, and now West Point has taken it to the next step in the process. The city was set this week to submit its application to the Mississippi Development Authority — just shy of the Feb. 20 deadline — for the consideration of a HOME grant.

February 18th

Shared GTR Airport seat forthcoming

February 18, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Another step has been made in the ongoing effort on behalf of West Point and Clay County to share a seat on the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) Board of Directors.
Mike Hainsey, GTRA executive director, said all five entities on the board — West Point, Starkville, Columbus, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties — are required to adopt a resolution of intention to approve the split chair. Oktibbeha, Hainsey said, adopted its resolution of intention Monday. Lowndes County adopted its resolution of intention Friday.

December revenues see increase

February 18, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The numbers for December are in, and they’re saying good things. According to the city’s most recent tax revenue report, West Point’s sales tax revenue jumped to $209,310.64 compared to last year’s sales tax total of $204,129.48 for a $5,181.16 (2 percent) increase.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said although he was hopeful for a larger increase, he was still satisfied with the numbers.

February 17th

New cases keep investigators on toes

February 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department (WPPD) investigators have a fresh set of cases on the record book. Investigators are working diligently to identify suspects in a February armed robbery as well the theft of an outdoor air conditioning unit.
A about 10:50 p.m. Feb. 7, WPPD officers responded to the 800 block of 6th Street in response to a possible armed robbery.
According to WPPD Chief of Investigations, two individuals were seated in a vehicle outside as they prepared to leave a residence.

February 14th

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

February 14, 2014

DTL staff

Two West Point men were arrested Wednesday evening after a traffic stop conducted by a West Point Police Department (WPPD) patrol officer on Broad Street turned into a drug arrest.

According to a police report provided by the WPPD, a vehicle with a “blown headlight” was spotted driving north on Broad Street by a WPPD patrol unit. The officer turned on the patrol car’s emergency lights and proceeded to conduct a routine traffic stop.

Letters of Love

February 14, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Every great love story starts somewhere. For Bill Moon and the former Etta Florence Langford, it began in the pages of the West Point Times Leader — later known as Daily Times Leader — back in 1944.

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