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January 16th, 2014

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.

Calvert Funeral Home sold

January 15, 2014

Allen turns over ownership to Georgia couple; local staff to remain in place

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

A long-standing West Point business is shifting ownership for the third time since its inception in 1906. Heather and Andrew Lawrence of Georgia recently purchased Calvert Funeral Home located at 1400 E. Main St. in West Point from long-time owner Scotty Allen.

January 14th

WPPD helmet giveaway proves another success

January 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although the number of helmets dished out at the West Point Police Department’s second bicycle helmet giveaway was less than the previous giveaway, the line still formed Saturday in front of the department building.
In its second go-around, the helmet giveaway served as a strong tool WPPD used in the fight for more widespread bicycle safety. Out of the 130 helmets purchased with funds supplemented by the Safe Routes to School grant, about 50 were given away Saturday.

Collins set to speak at MLK banquet Friday

January 14, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Alumni Chapter is once again sponsoring the Martin Luther King Black Tie Banquet, at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the UFCW Union Hall. The event will have area youth entertaining with the West Point Junior Alumni singing a song and a group of young people presenting a creative dance routine. The banquet is more than a tribute to King, it is a fundraiser for scholarships to help graduating seniors with college expenses. Last year’s event brought in $6,000 for scholarships.

Selectmen look at new sidewalks

January 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 5:30 p.m. tonight upstairs at City Hall. Among other things on the agenda, the board is expected to approve a contract for the construction of new sidewalks for students that walk to school.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the board would likely take action to award Calvert-Spradling Engineers (CSE) a contract, which would deem the company responsible for construction and inspection of a new set of sidewalks for students to walk on their way to and from school.

January 10th

West Point CTC preparing kids for upcoming job opportunities

January 10, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point School District takes preparing students for future careers in vocational studies seriously, and the Career and Technology Center is doing its part to foster that growth.
Vocational Director Patrick Ray, now in his third year at the CTC, said student achievement is paramount for CTC staff, and the various programs offered have proven successful. So much so that the CTC was the recipient of the 2013 Mississippi Construction Education Foundation/Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Center of Excellence Award.

DAR announces Good Citizen winner

January 10, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its yearly essay contest in December. A representative from each of the West Point and Clay County High Schools competed in the contest for the right to submit their work in the state essay competition for a scholarship from the DAR. The chapter winner was announced at Wednesday’s meeting in the Bryan Public Library.

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