Archive - 2014
West Point sales tax revenues were up slightly for the final quarter as well as the entirety of the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to the cityâs sales tax revenue reports.
The city reported a total of $2,238,428.03 in sales tax collections for the year, up $128,098.15 from the $2,110,329.88 of the 2012-13 fiscal year. Overall, the city saw an increase of revenue each month, with the exception of last July.
Addie âGrannyâ McComic, age 94, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mrs. Addie was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Dyersburg, Tenn., the daughter of the late Henry and Eunice Pleasant Gibson. She was a seamstress at Knickerbocker Manufacturing. She was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She was an avid and accomplished cook. She married Eddie Lee âBudâ McComic on May 23, 1936, and he passed away Dec. 13, 1996.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
AND WILL NATIONS
The City of West Point has implemented an across-the-board policy to regulate scheduling for its parks. The policy will apply to all city parks, including Sally Kate Winters Park, Zuber Park, Marshall Park, Progress Street Park and the Jesse Harmon Sportsplex.
As of Tuesday, citizens now must contact either City Hall or the Parks and Recreation Department to reserve the parks for use for functions and events.
By Donna Summerall
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club met at noon Wednesday at the North Mississippi Medical Center Education Room. Program Chair Alvin Quinn brought a Civitan International (CI) DVD for the club to watch during the meeting.
âSometimes we get away from what Civitan means,â Quinn said. âMany of our members have never attended a district or international meeting and lose sight of what Civitan does outside of our area. The fun and fellowship we all share as part of the organization is our bond.â
A West Point woman will face trial in September on a capital murder charge.
The trial date for Brittania Smith, of 904 Hillside Park in West Point, was set at a bond hearing Wednesday at the Clay County Courthouse.
Smith, 24, was arrested on April 9 in connection with the December death of her 2-month-old son, Brinston Smith. According to the Mississippi Crime Lab, Brinston Smith allegedly died from a lethal dose of codeine and his death was ruled a homicide.
SCOOBA â The East Mississippi Community College Mighty Lion band is preparing to kick off the 2014-15 season, and it's starting with two summer band camps.
According to an EMCC press release, area students who wish to participate in the band must be prepared to attend one of two camps, a residential camp held Aug. 1-5 and a day camp held Aug. 12-15 at the Scooba campus.
Auditions for the EMCC band remain open through Aug. 1.
Students must be enrolled and registered for the band prior to the start of the first camp, and camps are mandatory for band students.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
When a citizen is arrested in a traffic violation or stopped at a routine traffic stop only to find thereâs an active warrant out on them, thereâs always the question of what will happen to their car.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said the West Point Police Department has received many questions about the departmentâs authority to have the vehicles towed. He said he wants the public to be aware that once a person is taken into custody, their property becomes WPPDâs responsibility.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
For most Americans, July 4 means family celebrations, barbecues, music, the rocketsâ red glare and bombs bursting in air. Clay County residents will have a couple opportunities to experience all of the above during this yearâs July 4.
While West Point itself isnât hosting any holiday activities this yearâs holiday â as Old Waverlyâs festivities are closed to the public â there will be opportunities to enjoy food, fireworks and live music in Starkville and Tupelo.
TIBBEE â Nathan Willersâ complete game on the mound lifted the Tibbee Ramblers over the Sessums Trojans, 7-3, in a seven-inning, non-league game Sunday at Roundhead Stadium in Tibbee.
Willers scattered four hits in the outing on 82 pitches. Willers struck out three Trojans.
After Sessumsâ two-run third inning, the Ramblersâ starter retired 10 in a row before giving up a one-out walk in the seventh. The dominant stretch allowed Tibbee to build a five-run lead before the final frame, 7-2.
Sam Cooperwood Sr., 80, of West Point, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Lawton, Okla.
Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. today at Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel. Funeral services will be held11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopewell M.B. Church in Cedar Bluff with the Rev. Carl Perry officiating.
Carterâs Mortuary Services is handling arrangements.