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November 22nd, 2013

Arrest made in stabbing case

November 22, 2013

For Daily Times Leader

The West Point Police Department has made an arrest in an aggravated assault case that occurred in the city on Wednesday night. Shortly after 10 p.m. officers were called to the Oak Park Apartment Complex on Cromwell Street where a man was found sitting in a vehicle with stab wounds to his upper torso. Because of his injuries police were not able to fully interview the victim until medical treatment could be administered.

November 21st

WPPD investigates stabbing

November 21, 2013

West Point Police Department investigators are investigating an alleged stabbing in city limits.
Just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a E-911 dispatch call to the Oak Park apartment complex on Cromwell Street in West Point. Upon arrival, officers found an unidentified man in a vehicle on the premises. The victim had suffered from two stab wounds to the upper torso.

Civitans ready to help with EMCC new Workforce Training initiatives

November 21, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club launched one of its new implementations with naming Fifth Street Junior High instructor Pamela Bush Anderson as Civitan ‘Teacher of the Quarter.; Civitan and former teacher Bettye Swift presented Anderson with a plaque and a gift card to show the Civitan’s appreciation for educators and all they do in instructing young people.

'Feeding the Community' a success

November 21, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Smoke free campaign continues

November 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s the buzz of the town: right? Will the city’s selectmen pass a smoke-free ordinance as surrounding cities have? Well, Stephanie Collier, Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition representative, isn’t twiddling her thumbs waiting around for a response.

November 20th

Small business Saturday to promote local shopping

November 20, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Small, local businesses are vital to fueling and promoting local economic development and certainty. American Express (AE), since 2010, has coined the Saturday following Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday (SBS), which serves to advertise and promote local businesses. And on Nov. 30 this year, the goal is to have as many individuals “shop small” in their communities.
The opportunity to emphasize self-sufficiency, said Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), simply could not go untapped.

City gears up for Christmas parade

November 20, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The city of West Point is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year: the annual Christmas parade. This year’s event is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in downtown West Point. However, the parade isn’t the only activity residents will have to look forward to that day.
Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten students in Clay County are soon to be busy making ornaments for the city’s Christmas tree, and that morning they will gather in Sally Kate Winters Park to help hang them from its branches.

County preps for road work

November 20, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

District 5 Clay County residents can expect to see construction workers conducting a resurfacing project in the near future.
According to a notice provided by the Clay County Board of Supervisors, the deadline for bidding on the revamping is anticipated to cease 9 a.m. Dec. 19. Following the declaration of a lowest bidder, the work will commence.
District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said he wanted to resurface both Pine Bluff Road and the northern portion of Colony Road, each of which have long since been in need of some level of reparation.

November 19th

Waggoner retires from BPL after 15 years service

November 19, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

There were plenty of hugs, smiles, laughter and a few tears as Mary Helen Waggoner, director of the Tombigbee Library System for 15 years and a fixture in Golden Triangle libraries for 47 years, retired. People lined up in the hallway and outside the Esther Pippen meeting room to shake Waggoner’s hand and wish her nothing but the best as she starts a new phase of life.

Petty: NCC, SC job fair exceeds expections

November 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Let the resumes roll in, and let the interviews commence.
Northside Christian Church (NCC) in a cooperative endeavor with SouthernCare (SC) kicked off West Point’s first-ever job fair Friday at the Community Counseling Services gymnasium.
Set off by an eagerness to supplement the unemployed, underemployed and student body with an opportunity to put their best foot forward, the organizations set out to address the nation’s current economic standing, but on the local stage.

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