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CLARIFICATION: Blackout scheduled for Saturday morning, not Friday morning

October 31, 2013

DTL Staff

The Daily Times Leader reported in Thursday's edition the citywide blackout is scheduled to occur 1 - 6 a.m. Friday. However, the blackout is actually scheduled to occur during the same time frame initially reported, but is to instead take place Saturday morning.

Blood drive at NMMC proves to be successful

October 31, 2013

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

One of the easiest ways an ordinary person can do something extraordinary is to donate blood. The entire process takes about half an hour and can mean the difference between life or death for someone in an emergency.

Citywide blackout set for Friday

October 31, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents are about to find themselves in the dark.

A blackout has been scheduled for customers receiving electricity from the city from 1 to 6 a.m. Friday.

October 30th

WPPD revisits Bryan Library burglary case

October 30, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is in the midst of investigating old cases that have accumulated dust over recent months.
At about 8:30 a.m. May 1, WPPD responded to a call regarding a possible burglary at the Bryan Public Library.

Sheriff's Department launches, improves website

October 30, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In tune with the times, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department is delving deeper and deeper into the cyber realm with its new website which aims to further improve its communication with the county.
Designed by Arkansas based Brooks Jeffrey Integrated Marketing, the website made its debut in August and serves to deliver up-to-date information to users at any point in time whether it be in regards to convicted sex offenders in the area or who has recently made their way onto the county’s most wanted list.

October 29th

Area schools set for statewide tornado drill

October 29, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents can expect to be greeted by the familiar sirens of warning as the state partakes in a statewide tornado drill scheduled to occur 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.
As November creeps up, so too does the frequency of tornadoes that will inevitably leave their marks on Mississippi’s wide open terra.
According to a press release provided by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), between 1950 and 2012, 229 tornadoes struck in November alone.

Churches host Harvest Fest alternative to Halloween

October 29, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The concept of Halloween has often been greeted with mixed emotions, but some of West Point’s citizens are hoping to change that. This year, area churches and pastors banded together to start what they hope to be an annual tradition: Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest is an alternative to Halloween. The event is from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Community Counseling Services gymnasium.

County most wanted man arrested

October 29, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) nabbed one of its most wanted offenders Oct. 22.
Long after being indicted in April 2012, West Point resident Quinshon Rice, 24, was recently arrested by the West Point Police Department following a routine response to a call regarding a possible disturbance of the peace. With two felony capias warrants from the CCSD along with a bench warrant from the Municipal Court to his name for alleged possession of cocaine and sale of marijuana, Rice was only able to elude law enforcement for so long.

October 28th

Local boy battles malignant tumor

October 28, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Travion Clay was just 4 years old when doctors told his mother, Sanreca, that her son likely would not live through the year.

Hood's office warns against BFDL claims

October 28, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office issued an alert in reference to a recent scam regarding the Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation involving the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The aforementioned litigation was the product of a collective effort on behalf of African-American farmers to memorialize and receive recompense from the alleged discrimination of black farmers by the USDA.

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