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September 4th, 2014

Tax holiday begins tomorrow

September 4, 2014

Tax holiday begins tomorrow

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Mississippi outdoorsmen are gearing up for the state's first ever Second Amendment tax holiday this weekend, and local retailers are doing their part to be ready.

September 3rd

Wilburn McCarter

September 3, 2014

Wilburn McCarter, age 81, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his home in West Point.
Funeral services are Friday, Sept.5, 2014, at 10 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with interment to follow is Pheba Cemetery . Visitation is Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Calvert Funeral Home from 5 – 8 p.m.
Complete arrangements will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.

Weather hampers PAF

September 3, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The threat of inclement weather may have rained on festival goers' parade for the 36th annual Prairie Arts Festival Saturday, but crowds remained fair for the event.
Lisa Klutts, West Point Clay County Growth Alliance director and chief festival coordinator, said impending rain had proven a deterrent for several veteran vendors originally scheduled to participate in this year's event. Overall, Klutts said about 12 participants did not set up booths along the route.

Wrecks at minimum during holiday weekend

September 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In addition to the Labor Day holiday, this past weekend also saw the Prairie Arts Festival, Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival and Mississippi State University’s first home football game of the season. All those activities meant there was plenty of traffic coming in and out of West Point and Clay County.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the weekend was busy for the sheriff’s department, but overall fairly quiet.

Drug Court funding reconsidered

September 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors agreed to take another look at the county’s misdemeanor drug court funding at its meeting Tuesday. The board originally voted to cut the funding for the drug court in June due to lack of available money.
Drug court administrator Edward Houston said he, along with District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes and District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton, went to the Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts(AOC) in Jackson to try to work something out with the drug court advisory board.

September 2nd

Local historical society calls for old photos

September 2, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Vandals attempt break in at new center for arts

September 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Investigators with the West Point Police Department had to deal with with alleged robberies and vandalism during the last week in August.

CCS adds mobile crisis response unit

September 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In an effort to expand crisis services in the community, Community Counseling Services (CCS) in West Point has added a mobile crisis response team for the community.
The mobile crisis response team will provide mental health assessments and stabilization for an individual experiencing a crisis.
CCS Crisis Counselor Janice McGee said the response team was formed with a grant from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. DMH provided grants to many community mental health centers to establish crisis response teams.

West Point unites

September 2, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Labor Day was about more than cookouts and closing the book on summer for many in West Point. Residents packed First Baptist Church Monday in West Point to show their support for local law enforcement, each other and the family of Ralph Weems IV, a 32-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran who fell victim to an aggravated assault Aug. 23 and now lies hospitalized with a brain injury at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

August 29th

Life Builders, Pizza Hut work together for good cause

August 29, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Progress Street Church of God’s men’s Life Builders group and Life Builders all over the U.S. are joining forces Saturday, Aug. 30 to promote positive action in communities. Life Builders will be handing out vouchers to take to Pizza Hut restaurants, give the cashier the code 1022 and part of the purchase price will go to Life Builders in West Point. For online orders, the code is: Life. This is the first time Pizza Hut and Life Builders have partnered together for a fundraiser.

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