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June 21st

New Playground Open For Play

June 21, 2013

Kids in West Point and Clay County will be thrilled to learn that there's a new playground in town where they can freely run, jump, swing, climb and have a fun, outdoor adventure all day long.

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Local Woman Charged With Shoplifting

June 21, 2013

A West Point woman was taken into custody Wednesday by the Columbus Police Department and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting.
Columbus police arrested 19-year-old Dyandra Dalise Gill of High Street the same day she allegedly took an undetermined amount of merchandise from the Kmart store in Columbus.

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June 20th

No more rail rockin': Damaged train crossing being repaired

June 20, 2013

Just about everyone in West Point has ran into what many would call the rockiest, most damaged railroad crossing in town that passes over East Morrow Street. The good news about that particular crossing is that it's now getting an entirely new makeover this week by Kansas City Southern and the city of West Point.

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Local Firemen undergo hazmat training

June 20, 2013

You just wouldn't believe the magnitude of dangerous, hazardous materials that pass through West Point every single day by train, trucks and other means, said West Point Fire Chief Johnnie Littlefield. And at any time, though its chilling to imagine, those chemicals could be spilled or released into the air, causing a mass exposure to contaminants that could harm hundreds of people.
That's why it's crucial, Littlefield said, for local fire and rescue responders to be thoroughly trained in safely rescuing hazmats victims and mitigating chemical spills and chemical releases.

June 18th

PERS program growing in assets

June 18, 2013

When the economy took a downturn nationwide in 2008, anyone or any entity which had investments in the markets was likely not spared.

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June 17th

No one injured in drive-by incident: Police now in search of shooter

June 17, 2013

A Saturday night drive-by shooting could have resulted in the injuries or deaths of multiple victims but police say thankfully no one was harmed.

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Caller threatens to “blow up” Popeyes

June 17, 2013

Dozens of terrified employees and patrons of Popeyes of West Point were evacuated from the restaurant late Sunday night shortly after an employee picked up the phone only to receive an eery message that the restaurant would soon be bombed.

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Franks surrenders to police

June 17, 2013

A West Point man, who was wanted in connection to a June 7 burglary, turned himself in to West Point police Friday after the Daily Times Leader ran a report about the incident.

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June 13th

Power outage issue resolved

June 13, 2013

West Point Water and Light Department crews are confident that the issue that caused a mass power outage across the city is finally resolved.

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Hundreds in attendance at 4-County annual meeting

June 13, 2013

Members of 4-County Electric Power Association met Thursday afternoon and elected two directors, attended a health fair and learned about an array of cooperative programs and initiatives at the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting at East Mississippi Community College’s Mayhew campus.

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