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Archive - 2013

June 5th

Open carry raises concerns

June 5, 2013

A new Mississippi gun law that will take effect on July 1 has raised concerns with law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

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Evans informs Civitans on being prepared

June 5, 2013

Tornadoes, floods and fires can happen any time in our area. Perneatha Evans of the American Red Cross in Columbus, talked to the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club about what can be done in case of a disaster.

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Chief: Roadblocks successful, not designed to profile

June 5, 2013

Roadblocks can be hassle for drivers, especially ones who are in a hurry, but law enforcement agencies see these checkpoints as an opportunity to make the roads more safe for drivers.

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June 4th

Floyd brings Deception to Luncheon with Books

June 4, 2013

Brandon resident and Mississippi State University graduate John M. Floyd will sign copies of his latest mystery/suspense short story collection, “Deception” (Dogwood Press, 2013), at the Bryan Public Library Thursday, June 6, at noon. First-edition, signed copies will be available for $24.95 plus tax.

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Brenda Andrews Thrash

June 4, 2013

Brenda Andrews Thrash, 50, passed away, June 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Brenda was born February 2, 1963, in West Point, to Melba Nell Wilson Andrews and Melvin Andrews. She was a cafeteria worker in the public school system for 12 years and was a Baptist.
Funeral services are Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Sevier officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Bulldogs win Starkville Regional – Headed to Charlottesville Super Regional to take on #6 Wahoos

June 4, 2013

The Diamond Dawgs struck early and often in the elimination Championship Game of the Starkville Regional Monday night, defeating the feisty Central Arkansas Bears by a score of 6-1 to claim the championship and advance to the Super Regionals. With the victory, the 9th ranked Bulldogs (46-18) will now advance to Charlottesville, Virginia, to face the #6 national seed University of Virginia Cavaliers (50-10).

Stolen car recovered in Monroe County with damage

June 4, 2013

Holiday weekends should be fun and relaxing.
As one West Point citizen found out on Memorial Day, it’s also a time to be on guard and keep a watch on your property.

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Jury awards $100,000 to former Water and Light Superintendent

June 4, 2013

According to the federal jury, which oversaw a five-day trial in Aberdeen after Memorial Day, Shasta Plunkett, the former Interim Superintendent for the West Point Power and Light Department was discriminated against when he was fired by city officials.

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Police still seek suspect in armed robbery incident

June 4, 2013

The West Point Police Department is still investigating an armed robbery incident, which happened over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Jury finds in favor of Plunkett

June 4, 2013

Testimony lasted into Monday afternoon, but a federal jury on Monday evening returned a verdict in favor of former West Point Interim Water and Light Superintendent Shasta Plunkett.
Plunkett was awarded $100,000 for emotional distress, and the jury awarded him $5,000 in lost wages.
Details about the trial and the verdict will be in Wednesday's Daily Times Leader.

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