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March 19th, 2015

DTL welcomes new editor

March 19, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Daily Times Leader is introducing a new face to West Point and Clay County. Editor William Carroll joined the newspaper crew this week, filling a vacancy left by former editor Mary Garrison.
Garrison left Daily Times Leader on Feb. 6 for a position in her home state of Kentucky, and Carroll stepped in to fill the position Monday.
"William will be a welcome addition to our staff, and to West Point and Clay County," DTL Publisher Don Norman said. "Coming from working in community newspapers, he understands the importance of community news."

FPC to show 'Captured By Grace'

March 19, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in West Point is presenting “Captured By Grace” a documentary film that continues the story of Louis Zamperini after the film “Unbroken”ends. The film is released by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The FPC is having a chili supper and a presentation of the film at 5 p.m. March 22.
“The film 'Unbroken' is powerful,” Brandon Bates, pastor of FPC, said. “But the story of Louis Zamperini's coming to a Billy Graham Crusade and accepting Christ as his saviour is even more powerful.”

March 18th

WPSD sets make-up days

March 18, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After missing four days due to snow and ice during the last two weeks, the West Point School District board voted to add three days to the end of the school year at its meeting Monday.
Students missed Feb. 24-26 due to as much as six inches of snow in some areas of the city and county, as well as March 5 due to an ice storm.
Assistant Superintendent Tim Fowler said the district would make up the missed days on April 6, May 22, 25 and 26.

City to upgrade phone services

March 18, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The City of West Point is looking into installing a new phone service for city buildings, such as City Hall and the Water and Light Department, that could save West Point more than $1,000 per month.
At its meeting last week, the Board of Selectmen approved a contract between the city and C-Spire Wireless and the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the new voice over Internet service would upgrade the city's phone services in addition to saving money.

King twins to speak at Luncheon With Books

March 18, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Katherine and Margaret King, authors of three books and natives of Oxford, are speaking at noon Thursday, during Luncheon with Books at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. The Kings have published three books, “Y'all Twins?,” “Which is Which?” and the latest book, released in 2014, is “Our Josephine.” The first two books deal primarily with the early years of the identical twin sisters and their adventures.

March 17th

Haggard in concert at WEBC

March 17, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

West End Baptist Church (WEBC) in West Point is welcoming Marty Haggard, son of country music legend, Merle Haggard, for a concert Sunday, March 22 at 5 p.m. After the concert there will be a meet and greet in the family life center.
“I've known Marty for at least 13 years,” Chris Layton, pastor of WEBC, said. “ He was doing a concert in Florida and when I contacted him, he said he'd be happy to swing by and do a concert at our church.”

ARC open house at Catherine Bryan School

March 17, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County ARC takes its mission to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities seriously. The CCARC actively supports the full inclusion and participation in the community throughout the lifetime of those with disabilities.
The Catherine Bryan School houses the T.K. Martin class, The ARC class, Special Education class and is home to East Side Pre – kindergarten.

Municipal Court accepting online payments

March 17, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Beginning yesterday, West Point and Clay County residents needing to pay off their speeding tickets will have the option to pay them online.
West Point Municipal Court Clerk Monica Lairy said residents can visit www.myfinepayment.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week to pay off traffic citations.
"It's something new we're trying, and we think it will be very beneficial to citizens, as well as the municipal court," Lairy said. "This will save people from having to miss work to come up here to pay their fines or come to court."

Safe Routes to School moves forward

March 17, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Two West Point schools are set to receive new or improved sidewalks as part of $563,000 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program grant.
The national SRTS program began in 1997 as part of a campaign to reduce deaths and injuries among children walking and bicycling to school.

March 16th

National Safe Place Week under way

March 16, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point will team up with the National Safe Place organization (NSP) to dedicate March 15-21 as National Safe Place Week.
NSP is an outreach and prevention program designed to provide immediate safety and access to services for any youth in need. An estimated 1.7 and 2.8 million runaway and homeless youth live and survive without a dependable place to call home each year, according to the National Safe Place organization.

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