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October 15th, 2013

Link looks at options in light of vacancy

October 15, 2013

The Golden Triangle Development LINK has hit a crossroads in light of a recent vacancy of the Vice President of Economic Development position in Clay County.
Previous occupant of the position, Ron Maloney, was part of the collective which assisted in bringing about the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Plant to boost West Point’s industrial presence on the national stage. However, Maloney recently accepted a position in his hometown of Pennsylvania.

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October 9th

Gifted program crucial tool in identifying students

October 9, 2013

Teachers and principals of West Point School District elementary schools met after school Monday to hear Carol W. Paola, Mississippi Association for Gifted Children executive director, talk about how important the gifted program is to elementary students who qualify.

WPPD receives grant to hire extra officer

October 9, 2013

The West Point Police Department is expecting to welcome a new member to the family in the not-so-distant future.
Many thanks to a grant awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program (culminating to CHP), the WPPD achieved what, for the longest time, seemed like a pipe dream, said WPP Chief Tim Brinkley.

Growth Alliance encourages community response to C Spire

October 9, 2013

In words of folk legend Bob Dylan, “You better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone, for the times, they are a changin’,” at least that’s how West Point Growth Alliance Director Cynthia Wilson looks at it. As such, Wilson and the Growth Alliance are actively promoting C Spire’s newly announced 1-gigabit fiber to home initiative, in hopes of keeping West Point up to speed on changing technology and more competitive in the world of economic development.

October 8th

Wilson talks Southern at montly Luncheon with Books meeting

October 8, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Charles Reagan Wilson will speak on all things Southern Wednesday at Luncheon with Books. The event takes place at noon in the Esther Pippen room of the Bryan Public Library, and is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Lunch is available for a $6 donation.

Supervisors address RV ordinance

October 8, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors convened Monday to discuss, among other things, a rewording in the proposed RV ordinance.
Following the beginning prayer by District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes, the board went straight to business.

Vandals strike in West Point

October 8, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is investigating several reports of vandalism that have been flooding the airwaves since last week.
According to WPPD Chief Tim Brinkley, the alleged vandals have been taking it upon themselves to throw “rocks and other objects” at passing vehicles. Additionally, Brinkley said certain reports indicate it is possible “the same group of young people” are perpetrating these crimes.

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October 4th

C Spire to build $20 million center in Golden Triangle

October 4, 2013

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins may not know all the ins and outs of high technology, but he knows a good thing when he sees it.
That's what he told a crowd of local officials and community leaders Thursday before C Spire announced it would build a $20 million data processing center at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.
"Most of you will be like me," Higgins said. "You don't understand it, but you know it's a big deal."

Ole Miss Chancellor campaigns in West Point

October 4, 2013

The University of Mississippi is hoping to spread the word about new in-state recruitment initiatives in the Golden Triangle, and as part of the campaign, Chancellor Dan Jones made stops Thursday in West Point and Columbus.
Among the items for discussion, Jones addressed some of the difficulties faced by higher learning institutions, including tuition increases, which he said sometimes hindered student opportunity, particularly in Mississippi. However, he said Ole Miss had implemented programs to help ensure Mississippi residents were afforded the opportunity of a college education.

Man arrested on meth charges

October 4, 2013

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Horace “Clay” OBrian, 41, of Clay County on two counts of sale of methamphetamine. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott stated that the arrest was a result of a six-month investigation and more arrests are expected in the case.
“We can’t get too deep into the details,” said Scott.

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