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August 19th

Local man arrested on sexual battery

August 19, 2013

A West Point man suspected of three counts of sexual battery was released from jail Friday after posting $75,000 bond, according to Starkville police.

A police department press release said Starkville officers arrested 27-year-old Lamarcus Antonio Brown, whose last known address is 865 Hawkins Trail, Lot G, in West Point, and booked him in Clay County jail. Starkville Municipal Judge Rodney Faver set Brown’s bond.

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Vandenbranden makes ‘Digital Impact’ on West Point

August 19, 2013

People constantly complain about having to travel out of town to buy things. If you need a new computer, laptop, router, an upgrade, or anything computer related, residents can find it at Digital Impact’s new location at 301 E. Main St.

“The new location is great, it is so pleasant for our customers. The building is the perfect size,” said Jennifer Harper, an employee at Digital Impact. “I love that it’s easy to see from the intersection of Main St. and Commerce.”

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August 16th

City approves funding for Yokohama

August 16, 2013

The Yokohama Tire Company’s Clay County project is set to bring hundreds of jobs and scores of economic opportunities to the region over the next decade. The project, however, must be paid for in order for operations to begin, and the city of West Point is doing its part in bringing in funding for the deal through partnerships with organizations like the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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Resident asks to end water fluoridation

August 16, 2013

It took Chad Scott 25 agenda items to get his two minutes of public discourse at Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Selectmen meeting, but the local activist made the most of his time.

WPPD receives 2 safety grants

August 16, 2013

West Point Police Department has been awarded two national grants to help prevent impaired driving and endorse occupant protection inside vehicles.

Tuesday evening at the West Point City Board meeting, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley announced the police department had been awarded grants totaling $17,702.62. The two grants are the “Occupant Proctection Grant” and the “Impaired Driving Grant”, $5,000 and $12,702.62, respectively.

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August 7th

West Point arts coming and going

August 7, 2013

Everyone driving through West Point on Hwy. 45 Alt., will be sure to notice that this is the home of the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival and the Prairie Arts Festival. Soon new large aluminum adaptations of the poster art from both festivals will be added to the Welcome to West Point signs on the North and South end of at the city limits. The signs will attract attention as people are coming into and leaving West Point. The new four by eight ft. signs will let people who are visiting our state on the Blues Trail know this is the birthplace of Blues Legend, Chester Arthur Burnett.

July 30th

United forever, Johnson and Crigler families’ history told through Weeks' quilt

July 30, 2013

Of the 300-plus family members who gathered at Mary Holmes College’s old gymnasium last Friday and Saturday, Minnie Weeks was proud to represent the family of Jourden and Ella Lee Johnson.

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Three crimes mark eventful weekend for WPPD

July 30, 2013

It was an eventful Friday for the West Point Police Department as three crimes were committed in the span of twenty-four hours.

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July 26th

‘Contempt of Court’

July 26, 2013

The West Point/Clay County Art Council’s Dinner Movie Theater production of “Contempt of Court” was a success in every way on Thursday night. Above, Judge Judy Koch, played by Donna Ross advises the court during the performance. Photo By Katherine Ross

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Ready for Common Core, WPSD turns focus to student achievement, safety

July 26, 2013

The 2013-2014 school year is upon students, teachers, administrators and parents.

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