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October 22nd, 2013

Colbert trekking Mississippi River from Minnesota

October 22, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It won’t be long before the break ends for 62-year-old and former International Business Machines (IBM) employee John Colbert. Once it does, the occasionally jagged and confused waves of the Mississippi River will welcome his — and his seasoned kayak’s — return.
A Starkville native, transcontinental voyager and Mississippi State University graduate, Colbert hails in the realm of science and engineering. Proof positive that his 31 years spent designing new components for mainframe computers and supercomputers was no inadvertence.

County awarded grant for nonprofits

October 22, 2013

DTL staff

Clay County has been awarded funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Clay County has been chosen to receive $14,004 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Clay County.

Demolition begins on bus station

October 22, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In three months time, expect to see a freshly constructed District 5 voting precinct in place of the decrepit building on Brame Avenue.
The aforementioned building that occupies the soon-to-be-renovated space has long since lost its aesthetic value since abandonment, but certainly once served a purpose. On one side rests the remnants of the old Trailway Bus Station; on the other side an old convenience store.
In its current condition, the building has, essentially, become little more than an eyesore to passers-by.

Planning commission urges compliance

October 22, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Yokohama Tire Company manufacturing plant project brings a number of new things to the community, not the least of which is an increase in interest for new business, according to West Point Planning Commission Chairman Pete O’Shea.

October 21st

Pugh brings 'Something Bigger'

October 21, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Caroline Pugh of Tupelo, who recently published her first novel, is the speaker for Luncheon with Books at noon Nov. 7 in the Bryan Public Library. She is a native of Aberdeen and a 1986 graduate of Oak Hill Academy.
"We are always happy to have first-time authors at Luncheon with Books," said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. "Everyone has to build their career, and we enjoy being a stepping stone for Mississippi writers. The fact that she went to school here in West Point makes it very exciting."

WPPD investigates recent burglaries

October 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is undergoing investigations regarding a recent string of thefts.

Brinkley: Grand jury outcome 'great'

October 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Over the course of three days, the Clay County presented 121 felony cases to the grand jury for consideration. Some 66 cases were submitted by the West Point Police Department.
Out of those 121 cases, Police Chief Tim Brinkley said 102 cases were "true billed," something Brinkley said he considered a great outcome.

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October 18th

Burglary suspect collapses; coroner cites heart condition

October 18, 2013

DTL Staff

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Griffin Street in reference to a man attempting to break into an occupied dwelling. 911 dispatchers initially reported to officers the man had a gun. Upon arrival officers discovered a man, later identified as 34 year old Silvio Prater, outside of the residence and immediately detained him for questioning. According to WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reports that Prater possessed a firearm were later deemed untrue.

October 17th

Civitans present annual budget

October 17, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club got down to business at Wednesday’s meeting. President Margaret Shelton wasted no time assigning members upcoming projects to head.

A chill(y) ride

October 17, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A few years alone can present wear and tear to just about any object or building. As time passes, the corrosion persists and entropy is unavoidable.
Since its inception 75 years ago, the Gospel Lighthouse Church in West Point has endured that many years worth of decay. However, the dilemma is far from insoluble, and with the help of the Columbus chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, the GLC church hopes to add validity to this fact.

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