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May 11th, 2015

What is going on in West Point: Week of May 11th

May 11, 2015

This week the West Point Growth Alliance will be hosting "Business After Hours" at the Old Waverly Golf Club May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event promises to be an opportunity for all of the Golden Triangle businesses to come together to share and network.
Oak Hill Academy will have a chance to do something it hasn't done in 25 years, win a state championship. This would be the school's first state baseball title. Tomorrow night they play at Oak Hill, with the final two games in Clinton, Louisiana.

May 4th

What is going on in West Point this week

May 4, 2015

School is winding down this month here in West Point. Temperatures this week may reach 90 degrees by this weekend. Our local weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies throughout the week with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

April 20th

Relay for Life set for May 15

April 20, 2015

By Donna Summerall

Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate, it impacts people of all races, religions and socio – economic backgrounds. No one is immune, and there is no one the disease has not touched.
The American Cancer Society sponsors the Relay For Life events both as a fundraiser and a way to raise awareness both of those who survive and those who have lost the fight.
Clay County Relay For Life (CCRFL) is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Sally Kate Winters Park.

Clay County Circuit term wraps up

April 20, 2015


The April term of Clay County Circuit Court concluded Friday, and the term saw trials and sentences for aggravated assault, burglary, drug charges and murder.
Tammy Ott White, 52, of Cedar Bluff, received a 20 year sentence on three counts of sale of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine. Of the 20 years, 17 were suspended and White will be required to serve three years in Mississippi Department of Corrections and pay $250 in restitution with a $1,000 fine.

WP to participate in Great American Cleanup May 2

April 20, 2015


If you want to get down and dirty with your local elected officials in West Point, Saturday May 2 may be your opportunity as part of Great American Cleanup Day. The event, which will be a joint effort of the City of West Point and the West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance in partnership with Keep Mississippi Beautiful will begin at 9 a.m. May 2.

April 17th

Two men indicted in Huddle House beating

April 17, 2015


Two men were indicted by the Clay County grand jury on aggravated assault charges this week in relation to alleged beating from August in the Huddle House parking lot in West Point.
Courtez McMillian, 23, of Okolona, and Marquavious McMillian were arrested on August in connection with an alleged assault that left West Point man Ralph Weems IV with a brain injury, and were arraigned Wednesday.

Early College High School nearing fall opening

April 17, 2015


The Early College High School at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle Campus is nearing the final stages of an application process which will bring 60 students to the Mayhew location in the fall.
Jill Savely, who will be the principal of the new school when it opens later this year, spoke to members of the West Point Rotary Club Thursday regarding current updates to the school.

MORA at NMMC to raise awareness for organ donation

April 17, 2015

By Donna Summerall

No one wants to think about organ donations while they are young, healthy and living life to the fullest. But organ donation is a kind, selfless action that can help so many people. According to the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA,) 123,000 people are on a waiting list for a donor organ. In the state of Mississippi that number is 1,400. Each day, 18 people die waiting for a transplant. Just one donor can save the lives of up to eight people and enhance the lives of more than 50 others, according to MORA.

WPPD investigating armed robbery, burglaries

April 17, 2015


West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on an alleged armed robbery from the early hours of yesterday morning, in addition to other robberies from the past week.
About 1 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to Regions Bank on the corner of East Main and 4th Street in reference to an alleged armed robbery at the night deposit box. According to the incident report, the manager of a local business arrived at the bank to make an after-hours deposit and was held up before the bag could be dropped in the night deposit box.

April 10th

Highway Commissioner talks road improvements

April 10, 2015


The focus of Mississippi’s future should be on its infrastructure, according to Mississippi Northern District Highway Commissioner and congressional hopeful Mike Tagert. Tagert, who was the guest speaker at the West Point Rotary Club Thursday, outlined what he said was a positive legislative session for the Department of Transportation.
Tagert said that during the session, the legislature took a close look at the laws and rules relating to contracts, specifically what represents an emergency contractual arrangement.

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