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August 20th, 2013

Daily Times Leader welcomes new staff

August 20, 2013

There have been big changes at the Daily Times Leader this month.

The five-day daily has welcomed new Managing Editor Mary Garrison to lead the newspaper staff, which added Kate Moser as its general assignment reporter on Monday.

“I'm excited about the potential of both Daily Times Leader and the West Point community,” Garrison said. “I'm looking forward to getting to know this community and becoming a part of it, as well.”

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August 19th

Community bids farewell to local civil rights legend

August 19, 2013

West Point wsa forced to say goodbye to one its most prominent citizens, John Jackson.

Jackson, 90, died Tuesday at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. Services were held Friday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in West Point.

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Local man arrested on sexual battery

August 19, 2013

A West Point man suspected of three counts of sexual battery was released from jail Friday after posting $75,000 bond, according to Starkville police.

A police department press release said Starkville officers arrested 27-year-old Lamarcus Antonio Brown, whose last known address is 865 Hawkins Trail, Lot G, in West Point, and booked him in Clay County jail. Starkville Municipal Judge Rodney Faver set Brown’s bond.

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Vandenbranden makes ‘Digital Impact’ on West Point

August 19, 2013

People constantly complain about having to travel out of town to buy things. If you need a new computer, laptop, router, an upgrade, or anything computer related, residents can find it at Digital Impact’s new location at 301 E. Main St.

“The new location is great, it is so pleasant for our customers. The building is the perfect size,” said Jennifer Harper, an employee at Digital Impact. “I love that it’s easy to see from the intersection of Main St. and Commerce.”

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August 16th

City approves funding for Yokohama

August 16, 2013

The Yokohama Tire Company’s Clay County project is set to bring hundreds of jobs and scores of economic opportunities to the region over the next decade. The project, however, must be paid for in order for operations to begin, and the city of West Point is doing its part in bringing in funding for the deal through partnerships with organizations like the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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Resident asks to end water fluoridation

August 16, 2013

It took Chad Scott 25 agenda items to get his two minutes of public discourse at Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Selectmen meeting, but the local activist made the most of his time.

WPPD receives 2 safety grants

August 16, 2013

West Point Police Department has been awarded two national grants to help prevent impaired driving and endorse occupant protection inside vehicles.

Tuesday evening at the West Point City Board meeting, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley announced the police department had been awarded grants totaling $17,702.62. The two grants are the “Occupant Proctection Grant” and the “Impaired Driving Grant”, $5,000 and $12,702.62, respectively.

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August 7th

West Point arts coming and going

August 7, 2013

Everyone driving through West Point on Hwy. 45 Alt., will be sure to notice that this is the home of the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival and the Prairie Arts Festival. Soon new large aluminum adaptations of the poster art from both festivals will be added to the Welcome to West Point signs on the North and South end of at the city limits. The signs will attract attention as people are coming into and leaving West Point. The new four by eight ft. signs will let people who are visiting our state on the Blues Trail know this is the birthplace of Blues Legend, Chester Arthur Burnett.

July 30th

United forever, Johnson and Crigler families’ history told through Weeks' quilt

July 30, 2013

Of the 300-plus family members who gathered at Mary Holmes College’s old gymnasium last Friday and Saturday, Minnie Weeks was proud to represent the family of Jourden and Ella Lee Johnson.

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Three crimes mark eventful weekend for WPPD

July 30, 2013

It was an eventful Friday for the West Point Police Department as three crimes were committed in the span of twenty-four hours.

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