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January 16th, 2015

Kate Rita Miller

January 16, 2015

Kate Rita Miller, age 78, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center - West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, from Johnson Creek M.B. Church, Pheba, with Dr. Bruce H. Guyton officiating. Burial will follow the church cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Ray DeLaughter

January 16, 2015

Thomas Ray DeLaughter, age 80, passed away Jan. 14, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Mr. Thomas was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Lincoln County, the son of the late Milton Ray and Clara Thornhill DeLaughter. He was a Baptist. He married Betty Jean Furr DeLaughter on Feb. 8, 1977, in Brookhaven and she passed away March 4, 2003.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Cemetery in Mathiston.

WPPD looks for armed robbery info

January 16, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for more information on an alleged armed robbery from September, as well as a burglary and vandalism from earlier this month.
n About 11:50 p.m. Sept. 26, officers were dispatched to the Texaco service station on Highway 45 North in reference to an alleged armed robbery. According to the incident report, the store clerk said an individual wearing black pants, a black shirt, gray gloves and a red head garment entered the store and came around the counter holding a knife.

Local found not guilty in murder

January 16, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After a near three-day trial, a jury found West Point native Nathanial Collins not guilty of murder during Thursday's Clay County Circuit Court session.
Collins, 38, of Clisby Road in West Point, was charged with the 2012 shooting death of Tracy L. Maxwell. After about two hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty.
Collins' attorney, Mark Cliett, said there was no physical evidence linking Collins to the murder.

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Tony 'Pop' Weed

January 15, 2015

Tony "Pop" Weed, age 62, passed away Jan.13, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Tony was born March 19, 1952, in West Point, the son of the late Andrew Melvin and Lucy Jeannette Boyce Weed. Tony loved attending worship services and singing. "Pop" as so many knew him, loved his family. He always had a smile on his face. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers: Donald, James, and Charles Weed.

Lady Wave notches third straight win

January 15, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

For the West Point Lady Wave, the game could not have ended soon enough.
In a chaotic comeback, the Louisville Lady Cats’ late surge fell short as Diamond Wraggs’ 3-pointer rattled off the rim, giving West Point a 60-57 win Tuesday at West Point High School. The win was the Lady Wave’s third straight since a 44-34 win over the Saltillo Lady Tigers in the District 2-5A opener last Tuesday.

City commits $25,000 to GTRA grant

January 15, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen voted to participate in a community match for a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) at its meeting Tuesday.
The airport received the $750,000 grant in October, and GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey said the grant would be used to add a westbound route to the airport.

West Point throttles Louisville

January 15, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@daillytimesleader.com

The West Point Green Wave scored its largest point total for the season.
West Point (11-7; 0-1 District 2-5A) had 11 of 15 players score points as it routed the Louisville Wildcats, 93-59, in a MHSAA basketball game Tuesday at West Point High School.

Wilbourne tapped new fire chief

January 15, 2015

news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Fire Department has been without a fire chief since Johnny Littlefield stepped down in May, and now the position has been filled. The West Point Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to appoint Ken Wilbourne as the city's new fire chief at its meeting Tuesday.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said he, along with the the city's public safety office, completed the interview process in December, and informed Wilbourne he had the job Tuesday afternoon.

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