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Archive - Mar 2014

March 18th

Police eye weekend incidents

March 18, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The final weekend of spring break welcomed several of West Point’s sour apples. West Point Police Department investigators are working to establish solid leads on several burglary cases, as well as an incident involving eggs and mischievous night prowlers.
At about 9 a.m. March 14, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Chickasaw Drive in reference to possible malicious mischief.

Third annual police ball set for Saturday

March 18, 2014

DTL staff

Things are rolling along for the third annual Police Ball, set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Civic in West Point.
Linda Mitchell , WPPD communications officer and event coordinator, said of the 300 tickets originally available for the event, just 50 remain to be sold.
“It’s going really good,” Mitchell said. “We couldn’t do this without the community. Everyone has been really supportive. ... We just want everyone to come out and have a good time, and fellowship.”

March 14th

Julian Herman Moore

March 14, 2014

Julian Herman Moore, age 69, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, from Union Star M.B. Church with Pastor Eric Ratcliff officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m., today, Friday, March 14, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Woman posts bail following neglect charge

March 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point resident Debora Moore posted bail on a $725 bond after a very brief stay in the Clay County Detention Center following an animal neglect charge as well as a resisting arrest charge.
Moore was hit with the latter charges Tuesday after a West Point Police Department officer responded to reports of a dead dog Monday at the Greenwood Cemetery.
The officer, according to the incident report provided by the WPPD, phoned in the assistance of West Point’s animal control officer, who noticed a dead blue Pit Bull in a “black barrel.”

March 13th

Renaissance to host ‘Fun Day’ Friday

March 13, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Renaissance: Rebuilding Our Communities organization is doing its part to keep kids active while setting an example in West Point.

WPPD to get new cars, officers

March 13, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department was the receiver of good news during the West Point Board of Selectmen’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Selectmen authorized the hire of four new WPPD patrol officers, as well as the purchase of three new police patrol vehicles and two unmarked cars for criminal investigators.

March 12th

Jesse William Harmon

March 12, 2014

Jesse William Harmon of West Point, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home at the age of 93.

Man arrested for local truck stop shooting

March 12, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Monroe County resident Joseph Ewing, 32, was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting that took place at the SOCO Truck Stop located on Highway 45 Alt. North in West Point.
According to a press release issued by the West Point Police Department, at about 3:35 a.m. Sunday, West Point police officers were dispatched to the SOCO Truck Stop in reference to multiple shots having been fired.

Woman charged with neglect

March 12, 2014

West Point resident taken in after Pit Bulls allegedly found malnourished, without access to water

DTL staff

A West Point woman was arrested on charges of animal neglect and resisting arrest Tuesday in West Point.
According to a West Point Police Department incident report, Debora Moore of 507 E. Churchill Road, was taken into custody after officers discovered at least two Pit Bulls restrained improperly without access to food or water. A third Pit Bull was reported dead, allegedly left in a barrel on the property.

March 11th

Jack Thompson

March 11, 2014

Jack Thompson, age 80, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Mr. James Jackson "Jack" Thompson was born March 15, 1933, in Chickasaw County, the son of the late Robert Lee and Ellie Coila Wilson Thompson. He was a member of Cairo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he

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