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June 25th, 2013

A 'devastating' blow: State Reps fighting Drug Court cuts

June 25, 2013

Clay County's Misdemeanor Drug Court team is doing everything it can to keep the Drug Court program in place, but a 100 percent cut in state funding is making that effort very, very difficult.
Monday afternoon, Mississippi State Representatives Tyrone Ellis and Karl Gibbs met with Edward Houston, Director of Clay County's Misdemeanor Drug Court, about the $75,000 in annual grant funds the local drug court will lose effective July 1.

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June 21st

Production Suspended At West Point Navistar

June 21, 2013

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point, Miss.
Navistar spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said in a statement that the 80 workers at the plant were notified Thursday.
Navistar Defense is part of Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp.
McFarland says the decision came in response to across-the-board federal budget reductions known as the sequester that went into effect on March 1.

New Playground Open For Play

June 21, 2013

Kids in West Point and Clay County will be thrilled to learn that there's a new playground in town where they can freely run, jump, swing, climb and have a fun, outdoor adventure all day long.

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Local Woman Charged With Shoplifting

June 21, 2013

A West Point woman was taken into custody Wednesday by the Columbus Police Department and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting.
Columbus police arrested 19-year-old Dyandra Dalise Gill of High Street the same day she allegedly took an undetermined amount of merchandise from the Kmart store in Columbus.

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June 20th

No more rail rockin': Damaged train crossing being repaired

June 20, 2013

Just about everyone in West Point has ran into what many would call the rockiest, most damaged railroad crossing in town that passes over East Morrow Street. The good news about that particular crossing is that it's now getting an entirely new makeover this week by Kansas City Southern and the city of West Point.

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Local Firemen undergo hazmat training

June 20, 2013

You just wouldn't believe the magnitude of dangerous, hazardous materials that pass through West Point every single day by train, trucks and other means, said West Point Fire Chief Johnnie Littlefield. And at any time, though its chilling to imagine, those chemicals could be spilled or released into the air, causing a mass exposure to contaminants that could harm hundreds of people.
That's why it's crucial, Littlefield said, for local fire and rescue responders to be thoroughly trained in safely rescuing hazmats victims and mitigating chemical spills and chemical releases.

June 18th

PERS program growing in assets

June 18, 2013

When the economy took a downturn nationwide in 2008, anyone or any entity which had investments in the markets was likely not spared.

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June 17th

No one injured in drive-by incident: Police now in search of shooter

June 17, 2013

A Saturday night drive-by shooting could have resulted in the injuries or deaths of multiple victims but police say thankfully no one was harmed.

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Caller threatens to “blow up” Popeyes

June 17, 2013

Dozens of terrified employees and patrons of Popeyes of West Point were evacuated from the restaurant late Sunday night shortly after an employee picked up the phone only to receive an eery message that the restaurant would soon be bombed.

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Franks surrenders to police

June 17, 2013

A West Point man, who was wanted in connection to a June 7 burglary, turned himself in to West Point police Friday after the Daily Times Leader ran a report about the incident.

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