Archive - 2012 - News Article
Friday was a busy day for the West Point Police Department.
Before noon, officers had responded to a legitimate bomb threat at the auto parts store AutoZone on Highway 45 Alternate and a false alarm at a West Point school.
â€śWe had a bomb threat at AutoZone this morning,â€ť West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley confirmed on Friday afternoon, adding that this is the third threat of that nature in the last three months. â€śWe're still investigating it.â€ť
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The massacre last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School continues to consume the minds of many across the nation, especially the moms and dads of school-aged kids whose protection has shot to the top of the priority list.
Questions about added security at schools have overwhelmed the White House and the law enforcement community, and many parents locally have wondered what the plan of action is if ever a mass murderer found his or her way into schools in West Point.
Pure shock and disbelief can just about sum up the way most of the nation was feeling Friday when they learned of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left two dozen students and staff dead.
No one could quite understand what coaxed the alleged gunman, Adam Lanza, to pick up two loaded guns, walk into the school and open fire on students no older than six years.
In 2012, the United Health Foundation ranked Mississippi 49th in the nation in its quality of health care delivery to its citizens.
Those who are provided health care services by Northeast Mississippi Health Services, however, know that the care that is being provided is some of the best in the nation.
Recently, NMHS was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, one that is given to corporations each year that span a variety of fields.
If youâ€™ve ever taken a stroll around Central Park in New York City youâ€™ve more than likely seen several people sitting out on the lawn tuning out the activities around them as they type away on their laptops. Theyâ€™re laying back browsing the web, checking the latest Facebook statuses or even working away from the office, enjoying the convenience of the Internet without any tangly wires in the way thanks to NYCâ€™s free wireless Internet service in the park.
Now West Point city officials want to give residents and visitors the same sort of experience.
Tentatively planning a grand opening in March, the newly renovated West Point Community Living Center will be a showplace.
A new transitional care unit and therapy gym will be open for those needing rehabilitative therapy.
It is centered on the design to help people return to work or home after debilitating falls and illnesses. It will be available to those in any age group who need some assistance and therapy before returning home.
The 2000 plus square foot addition of therapy gym space will contain strengthening equipment such as a treadmill, weight machines and recumbent bikes.
This month 429 Clay County families are going to be fed thanks to the Project Homestead Food Pantry.
Thatâ€™s roughly 850 family members who are receiving food they would not normally be able to obtain because of the volunteer efforts of those associated with the local food pantry.
Donna Cliett, who has 25 years of experience with the Mississippi State Extension Service and leads the charge at Clay Countyâ€™s food pantry spoke to the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday about the ever-growing need for food and volunteers at the pantry.
Will West Point Municipal Judge Mark Cliett continue serving as judge now that he has been appointed part time public defender?
It's a question that's on the minds of many citizens of the community, including the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen, who discussed Cliett's new appointment Tuesday night during their regular meeting.
West Point police were able to recover a vehicle Monday that was reported stolen earlier that morning from Windale Apartments, and now police are seeking the individual are individuals responsible for taking the car.
The vehicle, a tan 2005 Nissan Altima, was reported stolen shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning, said Acting Chief Investigation Albert Lee, who said calls from concerned citizens led to police finding the vehicle on Mayhew Street across from Zuber Park.
Once police arrived on Mayhew Street they saw that the vehicle was not occupied and noticed significant damage to the car.