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November 8th, 2013

Southern Care, NCC to host first job fair

November 8, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents eager for employment opportunities can expect just that at the SouthernCare and Northside Christian Church’s first annual job fair set for Nov. 15.
From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Community Counseling Services Gym (former Mary Holmes College Gym) employment-driven individuals will have the opportunity to meet with numerous employers and engage in on-the-spot interviews.
Northside Christian Church Pastor Orlando Richmond had a few things to say about the current status of employment in West Point.

Vance talks importance of CASA

November 8, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

No one wants to think about the abuse children sometimes suffer behind closed doors. People would rather think of childhood as a time of innocence. This is not always reality. Thanks to the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), children who are too afraid to speak, have a voice.
“When children are removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, they are remanded to the Clay County Department of Human Services Family and Children’ Division where they are placed in the foster care system,” said Jean Vance director of CASA.

'Something Bigger' at Luncheon with Books

November 8, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Friends of the Library president Lucille Armstrong started Thursday’s Luncheon with Books with an introduction of Tanna Taylor, director of the Tombigbee Regional Library System after the retirement of Mary Helen Waggoner. She then proceeded to introduce the author of note.
“Our novelist today is here from Tupelo,” said Armstrong. “She is originally from Monroe County and a lot of us already know her. We are so happy to welcome Caroline Pugh back home to West Point.”

November 6th

NAACP debate team learning US amendments

November 6, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

NAACP and Southern Atlantic Schools debaters James Smith, Parrys Underwood, Lang Darby, Julius Neely, Alexander Brooks, Jaleah Smith, Maney Darby and Denise Marion are fine tuning their oration skills and learning about Constitutional Amendments. The eight team members took turns arguing their interpretations of the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. The team meets weekly at the Living Manna Church, after receiving their instructions on which amendment the focus is on for the practice session.

NCC hosts harvest meal, plans job fair

November 6, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Make no mistake, those aren’t time travelers — those are competitors in the costume contest during the 2013 harvest banquet hosted by the Northside Christian Church (NCC).
The Annual Harvest Banquet not only rings in tune with the season, but emphasizes the biblical concept of sewing and reaping. A “celebration of the provision of God,” said NCC Pastor Orlando Richmond Sr.

Turnout low in commissioner's race

November 6, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County District 4 residents moseyed into the respective voting precincts to cast their vote for the future Clay County District 4 Election Commissioner.
Originally held by Wendy Fuller, the District 4 seat was left vacant May 9 after her certification to hold an elected office expired. At present, Sawana Walker, candidate on the election ballot along with candidate Gene Grubbs, is currently holding said seat in the interim.

Walker wins election commissioner's seat

November 6, 2013

DTL staff

Una resident Sawana Walker has secured her position as Clay County District 4 election commissioner, following Tuesday's special election. Walker took 189 votes to opponent Gene Grubbs' 41.
She has been serving as interim commissioner since May, appointed by the Clay County Board of Supervisors in the wake of former commissioner Wendy Fuller's vacancy.
See further details in Thursday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

November 4th

Law enforcement reports smooth Halloween

November 4, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A calm Halloween night? It might, at first, sound unbelievable, but Thursday night was just that.
The general consensus among law enforcement entities is the lack of mayhem that might generally be associated with Halloween night can easily be attributed to the inclement weather Thursday evening.
“It went smooth,” said West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. “There weren't a whole lot of issues.”
Brinkley said there was one incident which stood out, but ultimately ended in an undisrupted All Hallows Eve night.

5K Reindeer Run to benefit shelter

November 4, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

It doesn’t matter if you can run like a deer or just want to jog or walk, runners and walkers alike can exercise for a great cause during the 5K Reindeer Run, Jingle Bell Jog, 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at Sally Kate Winters Park.

WPPD looks at armed robbery case

November 4, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Cases go cold, but the file stays open.
West Point Police Department Chief of Investigations Albert Lee recalls an armed robbery case which took place in May.
According to an incident report provided by Lee, officers were dispatched to the North Mississippi Medical Center during the evening of May 26 in reference to a possible armed robbery.

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