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December 12th

Parker tackles racism, stereotyping in ‘The Matchstick Cross’ at LWB

December 12, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The December meeting for Luncheon With Books at the Bryan Public Library brought author Laurie Parker, well – known for her beautiful children’s books, “Everywhere in Mississippi,” “A is for Angels” and 10 others, to share her first novel “The Matchstick Cross.”
Friends of the Library president, Lucille Armstrong welcomed everyone to Luncheon With Books.

‘Grinch’ set for weekend in West Point

December 12, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Grinch is slinking down from his mountainside cave for a special appearance in West Point.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights in the Community Counseling gymnasium, students of the Mississippi Academy of Performing Arts will celebrate the season with their rendition of Dr. Seuss’ classic, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”

City takes on McClure remodel

December 12, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s been in the making for years on end, but the head of a glistening new McClure building is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Future home of the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum and the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, the McClure building has been the focus of a collective effort for a massive renovation project. The West Point Board of Selectmen executed affirmative action to push forward with the project at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

December 11th

EMCC plans local expansion

December 11, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Expansion is the name of the game for the East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) Golden Triangle (GT) campus. And early 2014 will officially mark the beginning of a massive construction effort to erect a new student union building and create a significant marker in EMCC’s timeline.
Paul Miller, EMCC vice president, said the construction of the nearly $15 million student union is a pivotal moment in the school’s history.

Safety seat standards changing

December 11, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Parents across the nation may find getting their children ready to hit the road will be something of a different task in the coming year.

December 10th

In Touch Enterprises raided for alleged gambling

December 10, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The rules facilitating legal gambling operations in the state are strict and concise. And local Internet cafe In Touch Enterprises is now on the receiving end of an investigation being conducted by state tax and gaming offices investigators.
According to Mississippi Gaming Commission Deputy Director Jay McDaniel, it’s another tally on the chalk board for the establishment.
“This is not the first time a search warrant has been executed for (this) establishment,” said McDaniel.

23 Clay County residents earn GEDs

December 10, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Some 23 Clay Countians entered the ranks of those earning the equivalence of a high school education last week.

PD revisits auto theft, burglaries

December 10, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is keeping its ears to the ground amidst its hunt for information regarding a string of burglaries spanning from March to April of this year. And without a doubt, March proved to have some heavy-hitters in the underworld.
According to Police Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, officers were dispatched about about 4:31 p.m. March 17 to the 700 block of Progress Street in reference to a possible burglary of a dwelling.

December 6th

BREAKING: Pit Bull attacks West Point child

December 6, 2013

DTL staff

The West Point Police Department is investigating a pit bulldog attack that left a 3-year-old child injured. At about 5 p.m. Thursday police were dispatched to a residence on Clay Street in West Point. Dispatchers reported that a pit bull had attacked a child. When officers arrived the injured child had already been taken to the hospital by a person who was on the scene.

See further details in Sunday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

Adopt a family off to strongest start in 21 years

December 6, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The annual Adopt-a-Family campaign, which seeks to provide West Point and Clay County families in need with wish-list items for Christmas, is off to its strongest start since the program’s inception some 21 years ago.

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