Archive - 2014
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Mississippiâ€™s tax-free weekend for clothing and shoes has come and gone, and the feeling from some local retailers is that the weekend was a slight disappointment. The tax-free weekend began at 12:01 a.m. last Friday and ended at midnight Saturday.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point Board of Selectmen approved the final budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during a special recessed meeting Tuesday at City Hall.
The total budget for the city for the fiscal year is $7.1 million in expenses, with $7.4 million in revenues, leaving a surplus of $358,544. The budget includes $514,003 for City Hall expenses, $1.2 million in total uniform patrol expense for the West Point Police Department, $965,536 for the West Point Fire Department and $762,456 for the West Point Street Department.
By Will Nations
Kaitlyn Oswalt is nicknamed K.O. by Heritage Academy Head Coach Gary Harris.
She lived up to her billing as the Lady Patriot was the knockout blow in Heritageâ€™s season opener, striking out 11 and pitching four scoreless innings. Heritage used its hurlerâ€™s outing to sustain its lead despite Oak Hillâ€™s fifth-inning rally for an 8-5 win Monday at Kim Keller Field in West Point.
â€śI thought K.O. does what K.O. does,â€ť Harris said. â€śShe is a great pitcher, and she needs to continue to bear down to become an elite pitcher.â€ť
BY MARY GARRISON
West Point native and owner of Shendopen Productions Michael Williams has been working to bring the magic of movies to his hometown and the industry to go along with it. Now, some other well-known Mississippi personalities have taken notice.
The West Point Board of Selectmen was set to host a special meeting Tuesday at City Hall to approve the final city budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
West Point City Clerk Delores Doss said the board scheduled the meeting specifically for the budget, so it could make final approvals for the next fiscal year.
The West Point Water and Light Department also factored heavily in the meeting. The agenda for the meeting included a resolution to authorize the cityâ€™s electric system to become a member of the Seven States General and Transmission Cooperative.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The school year kicks off in just a couple weeks, and one of the biggest concerns for many parents may be their childâ€™s safety during school hours.
West Point School District Assistant Superintendent Tim Fowler gave a rundown of the districtâ€™s safety protocols and emergency procedures to the Local Emergency Planning Committee Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
VIDEO: Peyton Manning dancing at practice
OKOLONA â€“ When the rain falls, it sometimes pour.
The Snowtown Stars rallied 19 runs on 14 hits to defeat the Tibbee Ramblers, 19-2, in the final regular season game of Tombigbee Waterways Baseball League (TWBL) Sunday.
The Stars ran away with the game in a 6-run sixth inning, which included a 2-run home run. Another homer in the seventh and an unearned run gave Snowtown a 16-2 advantage. Three more runs in the eighth gave Snowtown its final.
Tibbeeâ€™s pair of runs came from Tez Laneâ€™s 2-run blast to center field in the sixth. The Ramblers left eight runners on base.
Robert Lee â€śBodeenâ€ť Morton, age 63, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
A memorial service is 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Town Creek M.B. Church.
By Donna Summerall
The Board of Commissioners for the West Point Housing Authority were on-hand from 9-11 a.m. at the WPHA office on Bugg Street in West Point Saturday morning to distribute school supplies for the children who live in the five units of the WPHA.
â€śThis is our first year to offer school supplies to tenants,â€ť Alecia Randle, member of the board of commissioners from the WPHA. â€śI think it will be a tremendous help to parents in getting their children ready for school.â€ť