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Archive - 2013

June 27th

Culin-Arts to distribute Wolf t-shirts, posters and tickets

June 27, 2013

The 2013 Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival t-shirts, tickets and posters are on sale. Culin-Arts on Commerce Street is the source for this year’s Wolf memorabilia promoting the 18th annual festival that takes place on August 30. Medium to large shirts are $15 with 2X and 3X going for $20. Posters are $10, and tickets to the festival are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Above, Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum Director Richard Ramsey helps Culin-Arts owner Valeda Carmichael stock the shelves at her store on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Davis

School Board hears proposed '13-'14 budget

June 27, 2013

Monday's West Point School District budget hearing was met with no opposition from members of the general public, and the proposed budget is now waiting approval by the West Point School Board of Trustees.

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One injured in Tuesday Night Shooting

June 27, 2013

Local emergency officials rushed to the scene of a shooting Tuesday night in the area of Jim James Court where one man was shot and transported to the Clay County Medical Center for treatment of his injury.

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June 26th

NMCHEA case still under appeal

June 26, 2013

The Mississippi Supreme Court or Court of Appeals has not yet entered a ruling on an appeal to a March 25 Clay County Circuit Court order granting judgement to the North Mississippi Center For Educational Advancement (NMCHEA).

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WPPD hosting Open Carry forum for business leader

June 26, 2013

Dozens of questions and concerns about Mississippi's new Open Carry Law has prompted the West Point Police Department to host a forum on the issue for local business owners and business managers.

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June 25th

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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