Archive - 2013
BY MARY GARRISON
Some 141 million shoppers took to shops and malls this weekend, signaling the first full rush of the holiday shopping season. And at least some of those shoppers hit the stores in West Point, as many business owners observed satisfactory results, particularly on Small Business Saturday.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The turkey was had, the bargains were nabbed and the low volume of mischief and mishap in the city, county and state as a whole brought with it a much-welcomed atmosphere of calm as per local law enforcement agencies.
âIt was smooth,â said West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. âWe didnât have anything major going on.â
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By Will Nations
STARKVILLE â Senior point guard A.J. Jones led West Point with a team-high 22 points, including a 14 of 17 shooting performance from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Wave (3-1) defeated the Aberdeen Bulldogs (1-2), 66-62, in a MHSAA non-district basketball contest Saturday at the Starkville High School Thanksgiving Classic.
âIt was a pretty tough game,â Jones said. âThey were fouling and playing real aggressive so we had to step up to the line and make our free throws to win the game.â
n Single woman age 56 needs jogging suits and winter coat.
n Mother with two young children, , girl age 2 and boy age 7, would like household items and toys for children, .
n Single mother who wants only for children, , twin boy and girl ages 14, who need clothes and underwear and school clothes.
n Male age 49 with health problems who needs household items and food.
n Single Male age 40 with health problems would like household items and food.
n Single mother with 3 â year - old girl and 2 â month - old Male agewho needs clothes and toys.
The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and parade originally scheduled for 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively, today has been postponed due to inclement weather. Festivities will resume Tuesday. Children will come to decorate the tree in Sally Kate Winters Park tomorrow throughout the day, weather provided, and the lighting ceremony will commence at 5:30 p.m.
The parade will begin shortly thereafter at 6:30 p.m.
LADY RAIDERS 55, HARTFIELD LADY HAWKS 24
Sophomore Sarah Dill was the Lady Raider's leading scorer for the third consecutive game in a row, and Oak Hill (4-2) clinched a non-district win over the Hartfield Lady Hawks in a MAIS basketball game Saturday on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Rebekah Crair and Chloe Peavey led the Lady Hawks with their eight points each during the losing effort.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The West Point Police Department is investigating the Friday robbery of the Highway 45 Package Store.
Officers were dispatched at about 5:45 p.m. Friday to 524 Hwy. 45 alternate North in reference to a robbery in progress.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The West Point Police Department is keeping its ears to the ground in an effort to close the files on a burglary case from the year prior, in addition to fresh robberies.
At about midnight Oct. 13, 2012, officers were dispatched to the Town Creek Apartments in reference to a possible burglary of a dwelling.
According to WP Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, the homeowner, upon arrival at the residence, discovered a 20-inch Sony flatscreen television had been allegedly stolen. No serial number was provided.
Thomas Edward âTomâ Shurden, 56, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in West Point.
Thomas Edward âTomâ Shurden was born Dec. 3, 1956, in Chicago, Ill., to Felix Edgar Shurden Jr. and the late Lois Jean Keehn. He was a Vinyl Siding Worker and a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
Stateroom funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 1 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home with friends sharing personal stories.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.