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November 12th, 2014

Pilot Club begins annual ‘grocery grab’ fundraiser at Sunflower

November 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Editor’s note: This story originally debuted as Daily Times Leader’s Facebook Feature Friday on Nov. 7. It has been modified for print in today’s edition.

The West Point Pilot Club is gearing up for one of its most popular fundraisers of the year: the annual grocery grab.

Transition fair set for Saturday

November 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point High School teachers are looking to provide students thinking about the future with information on all postsecondary education opportunities, including nontraditional tracks. Thus, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the WPHS north campus cafeteria, vendors from various community colleges and trade programs will be on hand for the first-ever Successful Transition Essentials for Parents and Students (STEPS) transitional fair.

City eyes new plan for growth

November 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen is considering adopting a new comprehensive plan for growth and zoning in the city.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the plan will be a layout for growth in the future, and that the current plan needed updating.
“The comprehensive plan we have in place right now dates back to 1970,” Robinson said. “A lot has changed in 44 years, so we’re in serious need of an updated plan.”

Veterans honored

November 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point and Clay County community came together to honor those who served in the armed forces for Veterans Day Tuesday at City Hall.
About 100 veterans, family members and residents turned out for the West Point’s Veterans Day Service. West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the community honors its veterans.
“I just spoke with a veteran who recently moved here and he said they didn’t have programs like this where he’s from,” Robinson said. “Here in West Point and Clay County, we show gratitude for what veterans have done for our country.”

November 11th

Third Mt. Olive continues Thanksgiving tradition

November 11, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

For more than 10 years, Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church in West Point has been preparing a meal for the elderly, shut – in and disabled residents of West Point. After delivering a hot, home – cooked meal to those in need, the church opens its doors and invites the community to give thanks for God’s blessings. The annual pre – Thanksgiving community feast is 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church.

Selectmen set to tap school board members

November 11, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Board of Selectmen will appoint three members to the new West Point Clay County Consolidated School District Board during its meeting tonight at City Hall.
The State of Mississippi passed legislation in 2013 to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts into the new West Point Consolidated School District.

Yokohama preps to hire 400 more

November 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With the scheduled opening of the Yokohama Tire plant less than a year away, the company hosted an employment informational session Saturday at the Civic in West Point. It was standing room only as about 1,000 prospective employees and community members crowded the Civic auditorium.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi President Tadaharu Yamamoto said the company planned to invest not only in its facility’s future, but in its employees as well.

November 7th

Local police investigate burglaries

November 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on two alleged burglaries and an alleged case of vandalism from last week.
n About 3:30 p.m., Oct. 28, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of South Division Street in reference to an alleged home burglary. According to the incident report, the homeowner arrived to find two flat-screen Samsung televisions allegedly stolen. The owner was unable to provide model and serial numbers for the televisions.

LINK COO updates status of Golden Triangle

November 7, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Rotarians received an update on the status of economic development during Thursday's meeting at the Ritz on Commerce Street.

Yokohama boulevard nears end; N. Eshman closed for three weeks

November 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors announced that a portion of North Eshman Avenue near Yokohama Boulevard will be closed for the next three weeks at its meeting Thursday. Eutaw Construction crews began working Thursday to install storm drains for the new road.
District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said the closure will affect North Eshman north of the National Guard Armory to just south of Hazelwood Road.

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