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July 30th, 2014

Local to appear on PBS show

July 30, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point native and owner of Shendopen Productions Michael Williams has been working to bring the magic of movies to his hometown and the industry to go along with it. Now, some other well-known Mississippi personalities have taken notice.

Selectmen to finalize new budget

July 30, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Board of Selectmen was set to host a special meeting Tuesday at City Hall to approve the final city budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
West Point City Clerk Delores Doss said the board scheduled the meeting specifically for the budget, so it could make final approvals for the next fiscal year.
The West Point Water and Light Department also factored heavily in the meeting. The agenda for the meeting included a resolution to authorize the city’s electric system to become a member of the Seven States General and Transmission Cooperative.

Fowler outlines WP schools’ safety procedures for local first responders, emergency management

July 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The school year kicks off in just a couple weeks, and one of the biggest concerns for many parents may be their child’s safety during school hours.
West Point School District Assistant Superintendent Tim Fowler gave a rundown of the district’s safety protocols and emergency procedures to the Local Emergency Planning Committee Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

July 29th

WPHA provides children with school supplies

July 29, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Board of Commissioners for the West Point Housing Authority were on-hand from 9-11 a.m. at the WPHA office on Bugg Street in West Point Saturday morning to distribute school supplies for the children who live in the five units of the WPHA.
“This is our first year to offer school supplies to tenants,” Alecia Randle, member of the board of commissioners from the WPHA. “I think it will be a tremendous help to parents in getting their children ready for school.”

Police look for auto burglary information

July 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department is looking for any information on a string of robberies from automobiles in late 2012.
About 11:15 a.m. Nov. 29, 2012, officers responded to the 600 block of Grove Street in reference to a burglary from a vehicle. The owner reported that a Savage .270 caliber rifle with a Simmons ATE scope was allegedly stolen from his automobile. According to the incident report, the owner believed the door to the vehicle was left unlocked. The rifle is valued at $450 and the serial number is E780559.

Arts Center nearing completion

July 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Work on the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts is closer to completion, as the renovation of the former McClure Furniture building on Commerce Street has reached the final stages.
The $460,000 renovation began in January, and the center will be the new home for the West Point/Clay County Arts Council. The city has worked on the building since earlier this year. The Campbell Center will be the first permanent home for WPCCAC.

July 28th

VIDEO:Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 25th

WCC to host school supply funds lunch

July 25, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The We Care Committee is set to close its summer feeding program for local youth with a school supply fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the LueZarah Robinson Healthcare Services building at 826 Highway 45 Alt. N.
The feeding program began on July 1, and WCC President LueZarah Robinson said WCC would be selling barbecue plates, fish plates and hot dogs to raise money for school supplies for the kids in the program.

County OKs hauling ordinance

July 25, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to pass a new heavy-hauling ordinance at its meeting Thursday. The ordinance has been discussed at length in board meetings for the past two months, mostly due to a proposed $35,000 bond for haulers in the county, a bond which was eliminated from the final ordinance.

July 24th

Leap of faith: Culin-Arts relocating to Oxford

July 24, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Valeda Carmichael has called West Point home for the last 34 years. By the end of the summer, however, that may change.

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