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June 12th, 2013

City applying for Yokohama CAP loan

June 12, 2013

The City of West Point is proceeding with their promised support to the Yokohama Tire Corporation by moving forward with a Capital Improvements Revolving Loan to bring infrastructural needs to the tire manufacturing facility.

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Community Living Center cuts ribbon

June 12, 2013

The West Point Community Living Center cuts the ribbon on its new entrance and physical therapy area at its Eshman Ave.
center. Photo by Bryan Davis

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June 11th

State Department applauds WPHS

June 11, 2013

A report delivered Monday by a Mississippi Department of Education representative revealed that strides taken by West Point High School are moving the school out of an at-risk status and up the achievement ladder.

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New electrician job to save school district thousands

June 11, 2013

Saving each and every dollar that can possibly be saved is one of the goals of the West Point School District, which recently discovered another way to save not hundreds but thousands of dollars beginning next school year.

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June 10th

City employee leaving to pursue Air Force career

June 10, 2013

Justin Estes learned how to play the piano in a day.
He was 13 at the time, and he had never touched the instrument in any serious way before.
“I had a wild hair that I wanted to play the piano,” Estes said from his office at West Point City Hall on Monday. “I got a keyboard for Christmas that year, and I began reading the music books.”

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Trial reset for alleged drug offender

June 10, 2013

A federal jury trial on an alleged drug offender from West Point was originally scheduled to begin Monday, but a federal judge ordered that the trial be pushed to mid-August.

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West Point Resident Jailed For Murder

June 10, 2013

On Sunday, June 9, 2013, around 03:27 a.m., Columbus police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Highway 45 North in reference to a vehicle accident.
When officers arrived on scene, they noticed an unknown black male in the passenger’s side of a 2004 maroon Chevrolet Malibu with what appeared to be a gunshot wound in the chest area.

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June 7th

Reed takes over as head of Arts Council

June 7, 2013

Scott Reed has been involved with the West Point/Clay County Arts Council since he was in the second grade.

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Longtime educator Smith leaving for position in Meridian

June 7, 2013

Robert Smith has put a lot of students on the right career path during his 17 years with the West Point School District.

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Citizens warned to lock their doors, catalogue belongings

June 7, 2013

Not much is safe anymore from the hands of thieves.
While police are use to responding to burglaries involving guns, money and other valuables, it appears that a detachable car part was the target of at least one thief.
West Point Police Department Chief Investigator Albert Lee told the Daily Times Leader on Friday that on May 29, police were dispatched an East Street residence where a brake light had been stolen during the night from a 2003 Trailblazer.

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