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March 27th, 2014

Ward set to speak at academic banquet

March 27, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Marcus D. Ward, vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Alcorn State University Foundation Inc., along with being a West Point High School alumnus, is keynote speaker for the West Point High School academic achievement awards banquet. The banquet is 6 p.m. April 4 at The Civic. High school students who have an average of 90 or above for the fall and spring semesters this year are invited to attend, according to Robert Smith one of the coordinators for the event.

Substation project under way

March 27, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

A new electric power substation is under construction in Clay County to service to the new tire plant.
The $2.3 million Triathlon Substation, maintained by 4-County Electric, will provide service to the Yokohama Tire plant that’s also under construction.
4-County Communications Coordinator Brad Barr said that the substation will be located just north of Yokohama’s buildings on Barton Ferry Road.
“The substation was specifically built to service only the tire plant and and will have an initial capacity of 18 megawatts,” Barr said.

March 26th

Main Street Association partners with city on new downtown signs

March 26, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Main Street Association has designed new signs to represent historic areas of West Point.
Former Main Street Association President Kristen Stevens said that the project has been in the making for three or four years and the purpose of the signs was to make the downtown area more accessible.
“A lot of our signs were faded or nonexistent,” Stevens said. “The purpose of the Main Street Association is to promote that area and one way to promote it is for people to be able to easily find downtown.”

Police investigate claims of gunshots fired

March 26, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the area of Jim James Court.
WPPD officers were dispatched to the area at 7:53 p.m. Monday after witnesses claimed to have heard gunfire. Upon arrival, officers spoke with witnesses at 5th Street School, who were nearby when the incident allegedly occurred.
According to the incident report, witnesses said they were chased by unidentified suspects toward the school just prior to the alleged shots.

EMCC rodeo set Thursday

March 26, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

It’s time to break out the boots and prepare for a good time. East Mississippi Community College, assisted by Luke Lummus Rodeo Productions, will host its second inaugural Ozark Region collegiate rodeo beginning Thursday at Eagle Ranch in West Point.

Officials OK $2.3M substation

March 26, 2014

DTL staff

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley approved construction of a 4-County Electric Power Association, which will provide service to the Yokohama Tire manufacturing plant under construction in Clay County.
Presley said in a press release that the facility, known as the Triathlon Substation is crucial to the economic growth that will come to the Golden Triangle with the Yokohama Tire plant.

March 25th

Local children trike for St. Jude's

March 25, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

For more than 10 years, students at East Side Pre-Kindergarten and East Side Kindergarten classes have ridden tricycles and bicycles to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors sponsor the littlest bikers helping St. Jude battle childhood cancers.

EMCC spreads word on WorkKeys

March 25, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

COLUMBUS — East Mississippi Community College is working to get the word on out on pre-employment requirements for manufacturers coming in to the Golden Triangle, and it is enlisting the help of community and business leaders.

March 21st

BREAKING: Backyard accident claims life of local boy

March 21, 2014

DTL staff

An 11-year-old boy has died following a tragic playground accident in Clay County.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, Sonny Quinones, 11, of Clay County was visiting his grandfather last Friday on Bruce Drive in West Point when he was discovered hanging from a tree, unconscious in the backyard. Preliminary investigation indicates the boy had been playing on a rope, tree swing.

Hebron has positive start on diamond, plays Kemper Academy today

March 21, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Good starts are crucial with any season, and Hebron Christian’s baseball team is heading in the right direction to win its district and have another regular season that goes into the postseason on the diamond.
After an extended basketball season, which the hardwood Eagles made the MAIS Class-A State tournament in February, time spent on the baseball diamond has been sparse. Though battling the elements and limited preparation, Hebron has not skipped a beat.

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