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March 5th, 2014

Local woman arrested on meth charge

March 5, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A local woman was arrested and charged Wednesday for possession of approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
According to a press release provided by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Jamie Finch, 23, of 715 Cromwell St. in West Point, was arrested and charged Wednesday after a traffic stop conducted by a CCSD officer on North Division Street.

March 4th

MS Support Group open at NMMC-West Point; preparations begin for annual Walk MS rally

March 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group of the Golden Triangle, meet at noon the first Tuesday of each month in the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point at noon. The group is open to anyone living with MS or the friend or loved one of an MS patient who would like to be better informed about the disease.

Local student keeps head up high after bee

March 4, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although West Point Fifth Street School Student Synethia Mathews said she was disappointed in her third-round loss at the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis, Tenn., she was not disappointed that her state would be represented at the upcoming National Scripps Spelling Bee.
Mathews brought home first place at the West Point School District Spelling Bee Feb. 4, which marked her spot at the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis where she would compete against 48 students for a chance at first place.

Supes briefed on LGPA tour

March 4, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Old Waverly Golf Course Handa Legends Tour Tournament Chairman Rick Milburn met with the Clay County Board of Supervisors Monday to brief the board on the expected player roster, as well as other details encompassing the upcoming International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS) Handa Legends Tour scheduled for Sept. 26 - 28 in hopes of garnering Clay County’s support for the event.

February 28th

West Point Episcopal Church celebrates Shrove Tuesday

February 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is celebrating Shrove Tuesday and wants to invite the community to a pancake supper the night before the beginning of the Lenten Season.
The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is from 5:15 p.m – 7 March 4 at the Episcopal Church . The price is $5 per person and $15 for a family. There will be pancakes, sausage and bacon to signal the end of the Carnival Season and the beginning of Lent. The church has followed the tradition for more than 20 years.

Planning board to crack down on clutter in WP

February 28, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It's been over a month since new West Point Code Enforcement Officer Jeremy Klutts officially began patrolling the city for signs of zoning violations.
Klutts, who was hired at the West Point Board of Selectmen's December meeting, worked with Kinder Morgan in Columbus for five years before heading to West Point. Since his transition into code enforcement, Klutts said it's been a relatively smooth adjustment.

Pursuit ends in cocaine arrest

February 28, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

A routine traffic stop turned into much more for Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies Wednesday evening.

February 27th

WPPD brings in two fresh patrol officers

February 27, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Two new West Point Police Department patrol units were sworn in Tuesday at City Hall by West Point Human Resources Manager Delores Doss, concreting their loyalty and devotion to serving and protecting city residents.
Patrick Culley, WPPD part-time patrol officer, and William Cade, WPPD full-time patrol officer, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley, have filled two vacant positions in the department’s staff.

February 26th

Main Street Association sponsors facade rehabilitation match grant

February 26, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A booming, bustling downtown is a critical role in city commerce, recognition and community pride. The West Point Main Street Association (MSA) has sunk its heels deeper into further progressing and revitalizing West Point’s historic downtown by offering a 50-50 match Facade Rehabilitation grant to local business and building owners for small-scale renovations.
Scott Reed, MSA president, said MSA has toiled with hosting a similar grant program in the past, but has rejigged the concept to produce the aforementioned grant.

Residents turn out for voter ID seminars

February 26, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Area residents and community leaders attended a Voter ID seminar Tuesday at the Clay County Courthouse to get a better understanding of Mississippi’s new Voter Identification law for a wider dissemination of the information.
The new law, sponsored by District 41 Republican Sen. Joey Fillingane in 2011, mandates that Mississippi electors present a government-issued photographic identification card at voting polls in order to cast a vote.

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