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December 24th

Elizabeth Gwennitta Dean (Holmes)

December 24, 2014

Elizabeth Gwennitta Dean (Holmes) age 32, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Memorial services are at noon, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Northside Christian Church, with Pastor Alex Jackson officiating.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Juveniles arrested in shooting

December 24, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators have made two arrests in a weekend shooting incident that left two people injured.
Police apprehended Tommie Earl Malone, 16, and Tyron Cortez Coleman, 16, both of West Point, Wednesday evening in connection to the incident, according to a WPPD statement to media. Both Malone and Coleman were charged as adults on counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Fosters, football intertwine

December 24, 2014


The football game is complete, the scoreboard is off and the cars, trucks and vans exit the gravel parking lots surrounding Hebron Christian School’s football field. Once all is settled, usually 30 to 45 minutes after the final play and the final whistle, one family is still continuing the football coaching process.
A Friday night is typically a long one for Head Coach David Foster and his family.

Community turns out to support Sally Kate Winters kids

December 24, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Sally Kate Winters Family Services has been a safe place for children removed from abusive and neglectful situations since 1990. During that time SKWFS has always been able to count on support from the West Point, Clay County community for the children in its care, according to Heather Usry, outreach coordinator for SKWFS.

Local police investigate burglaries

December 24, 2014


West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information on a group of robberies from early 2013.
n About 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, officers responded to the 2300 block of Old Tibbee Road in reference to a burglary of a business. According to the incident report, a 301-piece Pittsburgh tool set valued at about $300 was taken from the building. The owner reported that several car batteries were also stolen. The front door may been left unlocked, according to the owner.

First responders prepare

December 24, 2014


While many residents are opening presents under the tree or hosting meals with their loved ones, it's business as usual for local law enforcement and emergency personnel on Christmas.
While most agencies have reported call volume is lower on Christmas day, deputies still have their concerns, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. Brinkley said though office staff would not be working on Christmas, after hours emergency systems were in place and staff patrol units worked just as any other day.

December 23rd

VIDEO: What to watch for - Orange Bowl preview

December 23, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Orange Bowl matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Thomas proves QB leader

December 23, 2014


In the past years, the West Point Green Wave had numerous, prolific quarterbacks.
One in the more recent seasons was 2012 West Point High School graduate Tez Lane, who guided the 2011 team to the North State Championship before losing to the Starkville Yellow Jackets in overtime. Another signal caller was Justin Cox, a 2011 graduate of WPHS. Cox led West Point to back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010.

Katholene ‘City’ White

December 23, 2014

Katholene “City” White, age 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Floy Dyer Manor Nursing Home in Houston.

Fletcher James Hicks

December 23, 2014

Fletcher James Hicks was born Oct. 27, 2014, in Tupelo, the son of Dylan Matthew and Shannon Rhea Hicks. Fletcher passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the arms of his parents at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Fletcher was preceded in death by his maternal great - grandmother, Lucy Warren; his maternal great – grandfather, James I. Rhea; his paternal great grandfather, Eugene Hicks; his paternal great grandfather, Harry Kibe; and his paternal great grandfather, Jerry Woods.

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