November 25th, 2014
BY MARY GARRISON
West Point Police Department investigators have made a third arrest in connection with an August assault that left a local man hospitalized with a brain injury.
Police arrested Constance Levail McFarland, 21, of Aberdeen, Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was taken to Clay County Detention Center without incident, where he was still housed as of Monday on a $250,000 bond.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The runoff for the District 2 spot on the West Point Consolidated School Board is today, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voters to cast their ballots.
Tommy Coleman and Cameron Boyd will face each other for the position, after Coleman failed to receive the necessary 50 percent of the vote during the Nov. 7 general election. Coleman received 48 percent of the vote to Boydâ€™s 34 percent.
The West Point Police Department is looking for information regarding a convenience store robbery. The Handy Mart, on Highway 45 North in West Point, was allegedly robbed on two separate occasions within a 24-hour period.
By Donna Summerall
Emerson Animal Hospital in West Point played host to Jolly Ol' Saint Nick and invited residents to bring their pets to have their photos taken with the North Pole's most famous citizen from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. This was the first of two photo opportunities at the animal hospital to take pictures with Santa and receive a photo CD for $20.
West Point police have made a third arrest in the case of a West Point man assaulted and subsequently hospitalized in August at the local Huddle House.
On Wednesday, police arrested Constance Levail McFarland of 403 West Jefferson Street, Aberdeen, in connection to the incident. He was charged with aggravated assault, and bond was set at $250,000.
He is being housed in the Clay County Detention Center.
See more in Tuesday's edition of Daily Times Leader.
Mississippi State senior safety Justin Cox, a West Point native, was arrested by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department early this morning. He was charged with domestic aggravated assault and burglary of a dwelling. Cox was suspended indefinitely from the Mississippi State football team, according to team spokesperson. See Sunday's DTL for more.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point Police Department is investigating a trio of robberies from the past month, as well as an alleged scam.
WPPD Chief Investigator Albert Lee said the department received calls about an unemployment scam. He said the scam is a statewide issue, and WPPD was working with the Mississippi Attorney General's office and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to resolve the issue.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
A South Side Elementary School third-grade class received a $1,625 Explore Learning Reflex Grant to implement a new program designed to aid students in math fluency.
South Side third-grade teacher Kimberly Blair said she applied for the grant about a month ago, and received word Monday that her application was accepted. She said the new program was a computer game, similar to an online app, that allowed students to improve their math skills while having fun.
BY WILL NATIONS
CALHOUN CITY â€” Hebron Christian is not going to need to take any games for granted this season.
That mentality is what the Lady Eaglesâ€™ Head Coach Bruce Franks wants from his girls, who are defending District 3-A champions.
â€śI want them to treat every game like it is important,â€ť Franks said. â€śThey cannot take any games for granted. They made a great run in the playoffs last season, and if they want to get back there to the state tournament and overall tournament, theyâ€™ll have to play well every night.â€ť
Bobbie Sue Blankenship Horner, 82, of West Point passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Windsor Place in Columbus, MS. She was born February 18, 1932 in West Point to the late Rivers Caradine and Jesse L Blankenship, Sr. She married Bobby Horner on November 10, 1956. Mrs. Horner loved the Lord and was a member of Strong United Methodist Church.