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December 13th

Two arrests made in Pit Bull attack

December 13, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Investigative efforts on behalf of the West Point Police Department in regards to last Thursday’s pit bull attack on a 3-year-old child have resulted in the arrests of two West Point residents.
Reports flooded the airwaves at about 5 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible dog attack. Officers, upon arrival, discovered evidence to suggest the child had been viciously ravaged by a pit bull confined by chains among the exterior of the dwelling in which he was staying.

Yokohama to hold job session

December 13, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

As Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) inches closer to completion, the aspect of employment becomes the focal point for both the plant and the community. East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) staff in conjunction with representatives from YTMM will rise to the occasion by dishing out crucial information individuals will need to prepare themselves for the upcoming employment opportunities. And it’s just in time for the holidays.

December 12th

Parker tackles racism, stereotyping in ‘The Matchstick Cross’ at LWB

December 12, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The December meeting for Luncheon With Books at the Bryan Public Library brought author Laurie Parker, well – known for her beautiful children’s books, “Everywhere in Mississippi,” “A is for Angels” and 10 others, to share her first novel “The Matchstick Cross.”
Friends of the Library president, Lucille Armstrong welcomed everyone to Luncheon With Books.

‘Grinch’ set for weekend in West Point

December 12, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Grinch is slinking down from his mountainside cave for a special appearance in West Point.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights in the Community Counseling gymnasium, students of the Mississippi Academy of Performing Arts will celebrate the season with their rendition of Dr. Seuss’ classic, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”

City takes on McClure remodel

December 12, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s been in the making for years on end, but the head of a glistening new McClure building is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Future home of the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum and the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, the McClure building has been the focus of a collective effort for a massive renovation project. The West Point Board of Selectmen executed affirmative action to push forward with the project at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

December 11th

EMCC plans local expansion

December 11, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Expansion is the name of the game for the East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) Golden Triangle (GT) campus. And early 2014 will officially mark the beginning of a massive construction effort to erect a new student union building and create a significant marker in EMCC’s timeline.
Paul Miller, EMCC vice president, said the construction of the nearly $15 million student union is a pivotal moment in the school’s history.

Safety seat standards changing

December 11, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Parents across the nation may find getting their children ready to hit the road will be something of a different task in the coming year.

December 10th

In Touch Enterprises raided for alleged gambling

December 10, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The rules facilitating legal gambling operations in the state are strict and concise. And local Internet cafe In Touch Enterprises is now on the receiving end of an investigation being conducted by state tax and gaming offices investigators.
According to Mississippi Gaming Commission Deputy Director Jay McDaniel, it’s another tally on the chalk board for the establishment.
“This is not the first time a search warrant has been executed for (this) establishment,” said McDaniel.

23 Clay County residents earn GEDs

December 10, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Some 23 Clay Countians entered the ranks of those earning the equivalence of a high school education last week.

PD revisits auto theft, burglaries

December 10, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is keeping its ears to the ground amidst its hunt for information regarding a string of burglaries spanning from March to April of this year. And without a doubt, March proved to have some heavy-hitters in the underworld.
According to Police Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, officers were dispatched about about 4:31 p.m. March 17 to the 700 block of Progress Street in reference to a possible burglary of a dwelling.

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