Archive - Dec 13, 2013
By Will Nations
The West Point Green Wave was searching for a signature win to open the 2013-14 basketball season.
A program that waited over 20 seasons to claim a district title in 2012 â€” its first district title since 1989 â€” the Wave had not been as well renowned for their prowess on the hardwood, unlike West Point's football program on the gridiron.
BY MARY GARRISON
The landscape in West PointÂ has changed dramatically in the last 50 years, but there are those in the community working to make sure the â€śgood olâ€™ daysâ€ť are not forgotten with the â€śMemories of growing up in West Point, MSâ€ť Facebook page.
Itâ€™s about more than nostalgia, though. Cynthia Wilson, director of the West Point Growth Alliance and page originator, said she hopes to use the page as a tool in promoting the community, particularly in the downtown area, to facilitate economic growth.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Investigative efforts on behalf of the West Point Police Department in regards to last Thursdayâ€™s pit bull attack on a 3-year-old child have resulted in the arrests of two West Point residents.
Reports flooded the airwaves at about 5 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible dog attack. Officers, upon arrival, discovered evidence to suggest the child had been viciously ravaged by a pit bull confined by chains among the exterior of the dwelling in which he was staying.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
As Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) inches closer to completion, the aspect of employment becomes the focal point for both the plant and the community. East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) staff in conjunction with representatives from YTMM will rise to the occasion by dishing out crucial information individuals will need to prepare themselves for the upcoming employment opportunities. And itâ€™s just in time for the holidays.