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MOHS Director speaks to WP Rotary

October 31, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With many citizens' minds on Ebola and ISIS, the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security (MOHS) is tasked not only with reducing the state's vulnerability to disaster, but also to make sure the information citizens receive is correct.
MOHS Executive Director Rusty Barnes visited the West Point Rotary Club Thursday at the Ritz Theater in West Point, and addressed some of the concerns citizens may have.

BPL launches Book Nook

October 31, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Bryan Public Library in West Point has added another service to benefit patrons of the library. A Book Nook has been added as an alternative to the yearly book sales. Books in the Book Nook are for sale, children's books 6 for $1 and all other books $1 each. The books come from generous donations by the public and books that are removed from library circulation.

October 30th

James Edward Springer Jr.

October 30, 2014

James Edward Springer Jr.

James Edward Springer Jr. (known to many as "Doodle") passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at his home in Starkville.
He was born in Birmingham, Ala. Jan. 28, 1952.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Springer Sr.
Jimmy leaves his mother, Melba Barnes Springer of Starkville; aunts: Emma Kate Barnes Manning of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; uncle, Floyd Barnes of West Point; aunt and uncle: Joe and Rubye Barnes Wray of West Point; and a number of cousins.

Richmond “R.C” Holliday

October 30, 2014

Richmond “R.C” Holliday

Richmond “R.C” Holliday, age 88, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Lake Grove M.B. Church in Prairie, with Rev. Willie Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Grove M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Rosie Dunlap Brooks

October 30, 2014

Rosie Dunlap Brooks

Local sorority hosts election forum

October 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Election Day is just around the corner, and Clay County residents had the opportunity for some face time with many of the local candidates Tuesday night at West Point City Hall.
The Clay County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority hosted a “Meet the Candidates” forum for local residents to be able to make informed choices when heading to the polls on Nov. 4.
Delta Sigma Theta member Carolyn Poston, who serves as chairwoman for the sorority’s social action committee, said the sorority tries to host forums like this for every election.

CCSD makes three arrests

October 30, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff's Department made a trio of arrests Tuesday in connection with drug possession, grand larceny and identity theft.
Ahmad R. Cox, 28, of West Point, was arrested Tuesday as part of a joint operation between CCSD, the West Point Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Cox was charged with five counts of sale of cocaine and one count possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Cox is currently being held in the Clay County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond. His court date was not set, as of Wednesday.

Colo. man indicted for threats to CCSD

October 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A Colorado man was indicted on charges of making threats to the Clay County Sheriff's Department over the investigation of the August Huddle House beating in West Point..
Bruce William Oxenford, 30, of Littleton, Colo., pleaded not guilty to using interstate communication to threaten injury to another person at a hearing Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Oxford.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said CCSD began receiving the emails a few days after the August 23 assault of Ralph Weems IV, of West Point.

October 29th

Local churches to host harvest fest

October 29, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Several West Point churches have joined together to give children and adults an alternative to celebrating Halloween. The Church House of Refuge Family Worship Center, Gospel Temple M.B. Church and Servant Hood Outreach Ministries in West Point and Kingdom Visions International and The Transfiguration Church in Columbus have partnered to bring about Harvest Fest 2014, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Mossy Oak pavilion in West Point.

LEPC talks infrastructure security

October 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Secure and resilient infrastructure can be an important piece of the puzzle in risk management for businesses, schools, hospitals and law enforcement.
Mississippi Office of Infrastructure Protective Security Advisor Max Fenn gave a rundown of some important ways to keep local infrastructure safe and in working condition to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) at its meeting Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

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