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January 27th, 2014

Investigators keep ears to ground for new leads on 2011 shooting

January 27, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are on the lookout for new evidence to make an arrest on a 2011 armed robbery gone awry, along with several burglaries from the same year.
At about 4 p.m. March 40, 2011, West Point Police Department officers were dispatched to Morgan Street in response to a possible armed robbery.
The victim, according to an incident report, reported to responding officers an individual had allegedly approached him with a firearm zeroed in on him.

Training, attention affects Pit Bull demeanor

January 27, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Stories of violent Pit Bull attacks are a mainstay on popular mainstream media outlets. And although the cluster of breeds that make up the Pit Bull classification does have a grain of violence embedded in their essence, they are not always the vicious animals some might be quick to deem them.
"They're just like every other dog," said West Point-Clay County Animal Shelter (WPCCAS) Director Lisa Henley. "A lot of it depends on what kind of owners gets a hole of them. You're going to get any dog that you put into it."

January 24th

Supervisors approve land swap contract

January 24, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A new fragment of land is soon to be under Clay County’s defined property per an agreement with B. Bryan Farms of West Point.
The request for the land swap is the product of a redesign as it pertains to the construction of Yokohama Boulevard.
Bob Marshall, board attorney, said the initial design of the additional arm of road, which will intersect Barton Ferry Road, utilized a “curve design.” However, the redesign will scrap the curve element and replace it with a “T intersection.”

WPPD investigates Town Creek shooting

January 24, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, West Point Police Department officers were dispatched to Town Creek Apartments in reference to a possible shooting.

January 22nd

Board taps Klutts as new Growth Alliance director

January 22, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point and Clay County merchants and volunteers alike will be in close contact with the newly appointed Growth Alliance (GA) director.
The GA executive committee had its feet in the burners after December brought with it the dismissal of former director Cynthia Wilson, but after deliberation amongst its members, the board, according to Board Chairman Dwight Dyess, came to a unanimous agreement to cement Lisa Klutts’ position as director.

A soldier remembered: West Point native honored in memorial flag ceremony

January 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point resident Joe Mason was just 20 years old when his life ended in the crystalline waters of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Now, some 45 years later, his friends, classmates and family are seeking to honor his memory.

City awards bond issuance bid

January 22, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A lender for $460,000 in general obligation bonds for the ongoing McClure building renovation project was officially declared at a West Point Board of Selectmen recessed meeting Tuesday.
The board opened three sealed bids for the bond issuance at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the upstairs auditorium at City Hall.

January 17th

Local pleads guilty to escape

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

This past September, two individuals managed to finagle their way out of the Clay County detention center. One of the men, West Point resident Jonathan O’Brien, pleaded guilty to an escape charge along with a grand larceny charge Wednesday after withdrawing his “not guilty” pleas from both.
O’Brien, 21, who has a hefty rap sheet, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott, was originally detained at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department jail for previous charges of grand larceny, burglary of an automobile and larceny of a shed.

McGee talks scams, youth at Civitan Club

January 17, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed guest speaker, Sgt. Zate McGee of the West Point Police Department. McGee is the officer who deals with juvenile offenders and the Drug Abuse Awareness Education (D.A.R.E.) program director.
McGee wished to provide the Civitans with pertinent information on scams that had been targeting the community recently.

GA board set to interview hopefuls today

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Since former West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance (GA) Director Cynthia Wilson’s dismissal last month, the GA board has been on the hunt to fill the position. That goal is coming to fruition.
Advertising for the position ceased on Jan. 10, which simultaneously served as the deadline for resume submissions.
Dwight Dyess, GA board president, said the board had received three resumes by the time the clock struck deadline.

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