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January 24th, 2014

Mary Frances Cummings

January 24, 2014

Mary Frances Cummings age 93, was born Dec. 2, 1920, to the late George Green Moore and Josephine Nash.
She departed this life Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at her home. She was a faithful member of Hopewell M.B. Church until her health failed.

Supervisors approve land swap contract

January 24, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A new fragment of land is soon to be under Clay County’s defined property per an agreement with B. Bryan Farms of West Point.
The request for the land swap is the product of a redesign as it pertains to the construction of Yokohama Boulevard.
Bob Marshall, board attorney, said the initial design of the additional arm of road, which will intersect Barton Ferry Road, utilized a “curve design.” However, the redesign will scrap the curve element and replace it with a “T intersection.”

WPPD investigates Town Creek shooting

January 24, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, West Point Police Department officers were dispatched to Town Creek Apartments in reference to a possible shooting.

January 22nd

Dorothy Pernell-Sneid

January 22, 2014

Dorothy Pernell-Sneid age 79, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Duncan Homes in West Point.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, from Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel with Rev. Israel Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Strong Hill M.B. Church Cemetery.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Grady H. Ivy

January 22, 2014

Grady H. Ivy 75, passed away, Jan. 20, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Mr. Grady was born Feb. 5, 1938, in the Sherwood Community outside Mathiston in Choctaw County, the son of the late Wert Lee and Virgie Vaughn Ivy. He graduated from Mathiston High School. He was an United States Army
Veteran, having served during the Berlin Crisis. He attended Riverside Baptist Church. He was a truck driver, having driven for Miller Transport and Southern Ionics. He married Barbara Jean Steadman March 15, 1961, in Oktibbeha County.

Board taps Klutts as new Growth Alliance director

January 22, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point and Clay County merchants and volunteers alike will be in close contact with the newly appointed Growth Alliance (GA) director.
The GA executive committee had its feet in the burners after December brought with it the dismissal of former director Cynthia Wilson, but after deliberation amongst its members, the board, according to Board Chairman Dwight Dyess, came to a unanimous agreement to cement Lisa Klutts’ position as director.

A soldier remembered: West Point native honored in memorial flag ceremony

January 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point resident Joe Mason was just 20 years old when his life ended in the crystalline waters of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Now, some 45 years later, his friends, classmates and family are seeking to honor his memory.

City awards bond issuance bid

January 22, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A lender for $460,000 in general obligation bonds for the ongoing McClure building renovation project was officially declared at a West Point Board of Selectmen recessed meeting Tuesday.
The board opened three sealed bids for the bond issuance at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the upstairs auditorium at City Hall.

January 17th

Local pleads guilty to escape

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

This past September, two individuals managed to finagle their way out of the Clay County detention center. One of the men, West Point resident Jonathan O’Brien, pleaded guilty to an escape charge along with a grand larceny charge Wednesday after withdrawing his “not guilty” pleas from both.
O’Brien, 21, who has a hefty rap sheet, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott, was originally detained at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department jail for previous charges of grand larceny, burglary of an automobile and larceny of a shed.

McGee talks scams, youth at Civitan Club

January 17, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed guest speaker, Sgt. Zate McGee of the West Point Police Department. McGee is the officer who deals with juvenile offenders and the Drug Abuse Awareness Education (D.A.R.E.) program director.
McGee wished to provide the Civitans with pertinent information on scams that had been targeting the community recently.

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