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December 20th

Yokohama blvd. bid awarded

December 20, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Thursday was a big day for the Clay County Board of Supervisors. Although the agenda was light at Thursday's meeting, one bullet point stood out — bolded on the printed agenda, as a matter of fact. District supervisors opened bids for the extensive Yokohama Boulevard project scheduled to begin in the coming days.

December 19th

WPFD becoming more acquainted with EOC capabilities

December 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Amidst the first moments following the initial strike of a catastrophic event, law enforcement and emergency response personnel are required to think without brevity whilst conducting themselves in accordance with the circumstance at hand. In a disaster situation, there is no room for pauses, and the staff at the West Point Fire Department has worked diligently to familiarize themselves with their new Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to beef up response time and thoroughness.

McGee honored with DARE award

December 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department Drug Abuse Resistant Program (DARE) Officer Zate McGee makes it a point to keep in close contact with the community's youth. McGee's commitment to serving the younger populace in the city has been officially recognized by the Memphis, Tenn. DARE offices as a result of her unwavering devotion to providing assistance and knowledge to impressionable children.

December 17th

CCSD, MHP host Batson's toy drive

December 17, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department is working in conjunction with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and other agencies in the state to help to ease the homesickness bed-ridden children at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children (BHC) may feel.
Beginning the week after Thanksgiving, CCSD DUI Patrol Officer Rick Haggard grabbed the torch and decided to head CCSD’s toy collection. Although it was later than he had initially hoped, the shear quantity of toys garnered thus far has provided a warm sensation in the hearts of CCSD staff.

City works on repairing Main Street

December 17, 2013

West Point street crews could be working to repair potholes left in the wake of a street overlay project as early as Wednesday.
According to Randy Jones, West Point chief administrative officer, the city elected to go with a relatively thin overlay when repaving Main Street in the spring, which had separated in places due to sharp temperature changes.

Police investigate burglaries: Bizarre pizza theft leaves investigators scratching heads after full year

December 17, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Investigators are working the ins and outs of burglary cases from this year and the last.
According to West Point Police Department Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, Officers were dispatched at about 10:30 p.m. March 28 to the 400 block of Moore Avenue in regards to a possible burglary of a dwelling.

December 13th

'Memories' page promotes downtown

December 13, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The landscape in West Point has changed dramatically in the last 50 years, but there are those in the community working to make sure the “good ol’ days” are not forgotten with the “Memories of growing up in West Point, MS” Facebook page.
It’s about more than nostalgia, though. Cynthia Wilson, director of the West Point Growth Alliance and page originator, said she hopes to use the page as a tool in promoting the community, particularly in the downtown area, to facilitate economic growth.

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.

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