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Archive - 2014

March 12th

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

Jesse W. Harmon

March 11, 2014

Jesse W. Harmon passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mable L. Below

March 11, 2014

Mable L. Below, age 90, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her home in Houlka.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from Mays Chapel with Pastor David Wayne Pulliam officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

County considers new voting district

March 11, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The North West Point Voting Precinct boundary line could see an extension in the near future.

March 10th

Police investigate truck stop shooting

March 10, 2014

DTL staff

A Monroe County man was arrested Sunday in connection with a shooting in West Point that left one man injured.

West Point Police Department officers were dispatched at about 3:25 a.m. Sunday to the SOCO Truck Stop on Highway 45 Alt. North in West Point in reference to reports of multiple gunshots having been fired. According to a press release issued by the WPPD, as officers were on their way to the scene of the incident, Emergency 911 reported to police that a man was taken to the emergency room after having suffered from a gunshot wound.

Wylie Dennis Lang

March 10, 2014

Wylie Dennis Lang, 78, passed away on March 6, 2014, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

NMMC hosts MS Walk kickoff event

March 10, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

March begins Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. For those living with MS, support groups are a lifeline to other individuals who understand the difficulties the disease presents. Family, friends and those who have MS, met Friday at the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center to show their support for the upcoming MS Walk, April 5 in Starkville.

WP detectives seeking tips in new burglaries

March 10, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators don’t catch a break. Investigators are following up leads on several burglary cases dating back to Feb. 24.
At about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24, WPPD officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Grove Street in reference to a possible auto burglary.
The owner of the vehicle, according to West Point Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reported her wallet had been stolen.

Yokohama site burglarized

March 10, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

At some point between 6 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, according to a press release provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, unknown suspect(s) made their way to the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Plant site on the east side of Clay County and allegedly made off with construction materials.

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