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October 22nd, 2013

Demolition begins on bus station

October 22, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In three months time, expect to see a freshly constructed District 5 voting precinct in place of the decrepit building on Brame Avenue.
The aforementioned building that occupies the soon-to-be-renovated space has long since lost its aesthetic value since abandonment, but certainly once served a purpose. On one side rests the remnants of the old Trailway Bus Station; on the other side an old convenience store.
In its current condition, the building has, essentially, become little more than an eyesore to passers-by.

Planning commission urges compliance

October 22, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Yokohama Tire Company manufacturing plant project brings a number of new things to the community, not the least of which is an increase in interest for new business, according to West Point Planning Commission Chairman Pete O’Shea.

October 21st

Pugh brings 'Something Bigger'

October 21, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Caroline Pugh of Tupelo, who recently published her first novel, is the speaker for Luncheon with Books at noon Nov. 7 in the Bryan Public Library. She is a native of Aberdeen and a 1986 graduate of Oak Hill Academy.
"We are always happy to have first-time authors at Luncheon with Books," said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. "Everyone has to build their career, and we enjoy being a stepping stone for Mississippi writers. The fact that she went to school here in West Point makes it very exciting."

WPPD investigates recent burglaries

October 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is undergoing investigations regarding a recent string of thefts.

Brinkley: Grand jury outcome 'great'

October 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Over the course of three days, the Clay County presented 121 felony cases to the grand jury for consideration. Some 66 cases were submitted by the West Point Police Department.
Out of those 121 cases, Police Chief Tim Brinkley said 102 cases were "true billed," something Brinkley said he considered a great outcome.

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October 18th

Burglary suspect collapses; coroner cites heart condition

October 18, 2013

DTL Staff

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Griffin Street in reference to a man attempting to break into an occupied dwelling. 911 dispatchers initially reported to officers the man had a gun. Upon arrival officers discovered a man, later identified as 34 year old Silvio Prater, outside of the residence and immediately detained him for questioning. According to WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reports that Prater possessed a firearm were later deemed untrue.

October 17th

Civitans present annual budget

October 17, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club got down to business at Wednesday’s meeting. President Margaret Shelton wasted no time assigning members upcoming projects to head.

A chill(y) ride

October 17, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A few years alone can present wear and tear to just about any object or building. As time passes, the corrosion persists and entropy is unavoidable.
Since its inception 75 years ago, the Gospel Lighthouse Church in West Point has endured that many years worth of decay. However, the dilemma is far from insoluble, and with the help of the Columbus chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, the GLC church hopes to add validity to this fact.

October 15th

Local United Way to celebrate 30 years

October 15, 2013

DTL Staff

The Clay County chapter of the United Way is set to host its Campaign Kickoff Luncheon noon Oct. 24 at the Civic.
Bobby Cole, local author of The Dummy Line and Moon Underfoot, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
United Way raises and allocates funds for 14 human service organizations serving the residents of Clay County. Stacy Hays, executive director of United Way of Clay County, explained that these agencies touch the lives of thousands of people each year.

WPPD to dish out bicycle helmets for area children

October 15, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

If one happens to stroll by the West Point Police Department Saturday morning, he or she might notice something amiss taking place in the parking lot for all to see.
Rest assured, it will not be a crime scene. Those typically aren’t scheduled in advance.
Take a few, maybe even 10 or 20, steps toward the gathering and lend an observational eye.
Those are bike helmets, and there’s not a single price tag on the lot of them.
Children with bikes but no helmet are the focus of a cooperative effort by both the city and WPPD.

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