February 13th, 2014
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Itâ€™s an issue that has perhaps caused widespread road rage in Mississippi: Individuals driving slowly in the left lane as if they were in the right lane. House Bill 268 is currently amidst legislative proceedings, which would mandate that unless passing traffic or taking a left turn, individuals must remain in the right lane.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point Police Department could soon have a new tool in its arsenal.
The West Point Board of Selectmen approved a WPPD request Tuesday to submit a grant application to garner funding to install at least five Pro-Vision cameras into active patrol cars.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD had at one time video cameras installed patrol cars. However, Brinkley said those cameras are now â€śinoperable.â€ť
Just when bad weather appears to be at an end, it seems another wave rolls through. West Point School District announced that threat of incoming ice and snow in the early afternoon have prompted officials to send students home early.
All West Point public schools will release at 1:30 p.m. today.
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Officials announced five arrests Tuesday, including two individuals from Starkville and West Point, respectively, in connection with an alleged Oktibbeha County-based cocaine smuggling ring.
Interim Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Samuel Owens saidn in a MBN release that more arrests are expected in the ongoing investigation, which is code-named "Operation Queen Bee."
Law enforcement officers simultaneously served nine search warrants Feb. 1, leading to the arrests.
By Donna Summerall
Friends of the Bryan Public Library are once again pulling out their bowls, blenders and whisks for the Valentine Bake Sale, from 10 a.m - 6 p.m. Thursday in the Esther Pippen Meeting room.
BY MARY GARRISON
The West Point/Clay County Cub Scout program is gaining momentum, and on Monday about 20 of the groupâ€™s young cubs moved up through the ranks at the organizationâ€™s annual Blue and Gold Banquet, held at the American Legion.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Although an icy front made its way through West Point Monday night into Tuesday morning, West Point and Clay County law enforcement officials said they were surprised by how smooth the 24-hour gap went for motorists. However, Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G reported widespread â€” albeit mostly minor â€” weather-related traffic incidents, one of which resulted in a fatality.
West Point Police Department Chief Tim Brinkley said Monday evening as well as Tuesday morning was reflective of a normal day for patrol units.
Carolyn Pryor Wenzel, 83, passed away in Hot Springs, Ark., February 7, 2014.
A private memorial service will be held in Leeâ€™s Summit, Mo.
She is survived by Emmett Buford and her five children: Anita Pryor Mayer of Portland, Ore., Melanie Pryor Olson of Portland, Ore., Roger Alan Pryor of West Point, Jan Pryor Cressman of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Jim Pryor of Columbus.
Mrs. Wenzel had eleven grandchildren and one great - granddaughter. She is survived by one sister, Rebecca McCharen Cohen, and many nephews and nieces.
West Point native Pauline Smith Robinson, 95, died Jan. 27, 2014, at Goodwin House in Alexandria, Va.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan, 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Goodwin House Chapel with Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown, Jr., officiating.
A reception followed in the parlor.
Mary Alice McClure, 91, passed away Feb. 9, 2014, at Trinity Place Personal Care Home in Columbus.
Mrs. Mary Alice was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Columbus, the daughter of the late William Arthur and Annie Bell Dortherow Jones Sr. She was a retired office clerk for the Clay County Co-Op. She was a Baptist. She was married to Roy Willard McClure, who passed away Jan. 22, 1975. Preceding her in death were two sisters: Dixie Brownlee and Bertha Harkins