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Archive - Feb 2014

February 28th

West Point hosts MHSAA North Final Four, takes on Callaway

February 28, 2014

By Will Nations

Many people surrounding the West Point basketball program felt that something special would happen in the 2013-14 season.
They were right. The West Point Green Wave is headed to the North State semi-finals and will not have to leave the city limits.
With all five starters returning from a strong 2012-13 season, West Point High School Assistant Principal Kendall Pickens knew that an opportunity to host the MHSAA Class-5A North State tournament would be an award and a possibility. Pickens’ bid to the MHSAA landed the tournament in West Point.

West Point Episcopal Church celebrates Shrove Tuesday

February 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is celebrating Shrove Tuesday and wants to invite the community to a pancake supper the night before the beginning of the Lenten Season.
The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is from 5:15 p.m – 7 March 4 at the Episcopal Church . The price is $5 per person and $15 for a family. There will be pancakes, sausage and bacon to signal the end of the Carnival Season and the beginning of Lent. The church has followed the tradition for more than 20 years.

Planning board to crack down on clutter in WP

February 28, 2014


It's been over a month since new West Point Code Enforcement Officer Jeremy Klutts officially began patrolling the city for signs of zoning violations.
Klutts, who was hired at the West Point Board of Selectmen's December meeting, worked with Kinder Morgan in Columbus for five years before heading to West Point. Since his transition into code enforcement, Klutts said it's been a relatively smooth adjustment.

Pursuit ends in cocaine arrest

February 28, 2014


A routine traffic stop turned into much more for Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies Wednesday evening.

February 27th

WPPD brings in two fresh patrol officers

February 27, 2014


Two new West Point Police Department patrol units were sworn in Tuesday at City Hall by West Point Human Resources Manager Delores Doss, concreting their loyalty and devotion to serving and protecting city residents.
Patrick Culley, WPPD part-time patrol officer, and William Cade, WPPD full-time patrol officer, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley, have filled two vacant positions in the department’s staff.

February 26th

Main Street Association sponsors facade rehabilitation match grant

February 26, 2014


A booming, bustling downtown is a critical role in city commerce, recognition and community pride. The West Point Main Street Association (MSA) has sunk its heels deeper into further progressing and revitalizing West Point’s historic downtown by offering a 50-50 match Facade Rehabilitation grant to local business and building owners for small-scale renovations.
Scott Reed, MSA president, said MSA has toiled with hosting a similar grant program in the past, but has rejigged the concept to produce the aforementioned grant.

Residents turn out for voter ID seminars

February 26, 2014


Area residents and community leaders attended a Voter ID seminar Tuesday at the Clay County Courthouse to get a better understanding of Mississippi’s new Voter Identification law for a wider dissemination of the information.
The new law, sponsored by District 41 Republican Sen. Joey Fillingane in 2011, mandates that Mississippi electors present a government-issued photographic identification card at voting polls in order to cast a vote.

February 25th

Willie Mae Booker

February 25, 2014

Willie Mae Booker, age 76, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, from Strong Hill M.B. Church with Pastor Israel Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

James I. Rhea

February 25, 2014

James I. Rhea, 84, passed away Feb. 22, 2014, at his home in West Point.

Phyllis B. Holland

February 25, 2014

Phyllis B. Holland age 80, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mrs. Holland was born March 5, 1933, in Choctaw County, the daughter of the late Rufus and Vivian Hodges Bowie. She was a Telephone Operator with South Central Bell. She was also the ticket clerk for The Ritz Theatre in West Point. She had also worked in the cafeteria in the West Point School District. She was a member of Salem Methodist Church in Choctaw County. She married Clifton Alton Holland Feb. 23, 1957, and they were married for 57 years.

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