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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.

December 6th

BREAKING: Pit Bull attacks West Point child

December 6, 2013

DTL staff

The West Point Police Department is investigating a pit bulldog attack that left a 3-year-old child injured. At about 5 p.m. Thursday police were dispatched to a residence on Clay Street in West Point. Dispatchers reported that a pit bull had attacked a child. When officers arrived the injured child had already been taken to the hospital by a person who was on the scene.

See further details in Sunday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

Adopt a family off to strongest start in 21 years

December 6, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The annual Adopt-a-Family campaign, which seeks to provide West Point and Clay County families in need with wish-list items for Christmas, is off to its strongest start since the program’s inception some 21 years ago.

County to split cost with WPFD for new repeater

December 6, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County will soon be operating on a different frequency.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors passed a motion Thursday per West Point Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield’s request to relieve the county’s coffer by an amount of $2,503.57 for a new repeater.

Rail work to close local roads

December 6, 2013

DTL staff

Motorists in West Point may find they’ll have to find alternate routes through the city in the coming days. West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said Kansas City Southern was set to begin a series of projects on various railroad crossings which would reroute traffic throughout the weekend and into next week in some areas of West Point.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, crews will be working to lay new track and temporary filler on the west railroad crossing of Industrial Access Road beginning near Division Street.

West Point man killed in car crash

December 6, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred late-night Wednesday.
According to Chad Garnett, OCSD chief deputy sheriff, at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday officers were dispatched to Old West Point Road in regards to a possible auto accident.

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