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February 6th, 2014

Missing teenager found at WPHS basketball game

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Less than 24 hours after 16-year-old Shemekia Rice was reported missing to the West Point Police Department by her mother, she was found alive and well.
WPPD Juvenile Officer Zate McGee said police plastered Rice’s picture on Facebook shortly after the missing persons report was submitted in addition to the pictures circulated in local media outlets.
Rice, according to McGee, was spotted at a West Point High School basketball game at about 7 p.m. Tuesday by a member in the audience shortly after images of her hit Facebook.

Boulevard construction to begin Monday

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The last checkbox on the list of requirements necessary to begin construction for Yokohama Boulevard has been filled. After the finalization of eminent domain land acquisition, citizens traveling on Highway 45 will notice crews laying the groundwork for the extensive construction project come Monday.
Robert Calvert, Calvert-Spradling Engineers president, said now that the extra land necessary for construction has been acquired, the beginnings of the $19 million Yokohama Boulevard are not far away.

February 5th

LINK to restructure

February 5, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is looking to take things to the next level in economic development. Joe Max Higgins, chief executive officer for the LINK, announced Tuesday the agency would begin a restructuring process aimed at bringing in future projects and cultivating those already in the works in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.

February 4th

Williams, Jenkins featured in Black History Month art exhibit at Bryan Public Library

February 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sponsored Diane Williams and Jerry Jenkins to display their artwork at the Bryan Public Library during Black History Month. Williams is an author and artist working in mixed media fabric art. Jenkins is a member of the Hasan Drums Group, a member of the Mississippi Arts Commission and a teacher of the performing arts.

GTR Authority awarded $90,000 waste tire grant

February 4, 2014

news@dailytimesleader.com

The Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authority’s (SWMA) coffer got a little heavier after having recently been awarded a $90,000 Waste Tire grant on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
Applications for the Waste Tire grant (herein referred to simply as “the grant”) are open year long, according to MDEQ Communications Director Robbie Wilbur.

MCA honors Clay County man

February 4, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

John Elliott has been a fixture in the beef cattle industry for 40 years, and on Saturday his longtime efforts were recognized. Elliott earned the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association 2014 award for Commercial Cattleman of the Year at the MCA annual conference in Jackson.

Skills classes take off at EMCC

February 4, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors were updated on the progress of the Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Plant workforce classes, which kicked into gear the moment East Mississippi Community College resumed classes for the spring semester.
Mitzi Thompson, EMCC workforce specialist, said community participation thus far indicated a positive forecast for the interest in employment at Yokohama once the business begins its application phase.

February 3rd

Town Creek shooting suspect surrenders to law enforcement

February 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators have been rummaging through evidence and leads to make a speedy arrest in the Jan. 22 Town Creek Apartments shooting, which left an individual with a gunshot wound to the neck. But the shooter made investigators' jobs easier by turning himself in at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.
According to a press release issued by the WPPD, the shooter, West Point resident Deylon Antonio Harris, 17, was accompanied by family members Friday as he made his way into the department headquarters.

Kelly pushes forward following service in World War II

February 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although it was nearly 70 years following the closure of World War II, Howard Miskelly was invited to the Mississippi Capitol to receive not only a Bronze Star for his involvement in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns, but also a commemorative US flag shielded by a wooden and glass shell.

School system outlines safety procedures

February 3, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Two West Point High School students caught with "deadly weapons" on school property are awaiting a hearing in youth court to determine their fate. The hearing date is expected to be set Monday.

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