Archive - Sep 2012 - News Article
West Point city officials and the Mississippi Department of Health have confirmed one case of West Nile virus in West Point.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said a resident in the Northwood Forest area has contracted the virus.
Citizens of West Point and Clay County are urged to drain all items around their homes that is holding standing water and use mosquito repellant with deet to protect against the virus.
City officials will continue spraying five days a week for mosquitoes as they have been over the past couple of weeks.Â
â€śWe want jobs! We want jobs!â€ť
This unanimous chant can almost be heard loudly around West Point and Clay County by residents who are ready to see their town bustling again with hundreds of new jobs, hanging on to hope that someday soon their prayers of abundant job opportunities will become reality.
And with Saturday's passing of the proposed one percent tax increase on restaurants and hotels, there's even more pressure placed on the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance and the Columbus/Lowndes Development LINK to bring new, steady jobs to West Point and Clay County.
A local man wanted by police for his involvement in an August altercation in Town Creek Apartments has been taken into custody and is being held at the Clay County Detention Center.
33-year-old Lantra Haughton of West Point was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault, which occurred around Aug. 3, 2012 in Town Creek. Haughton's case is just one of three reported criminal incidents that took place in Town Creek around the same time, but Haughton was only wanted in connection to one of the incidents.