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July 19th

Man tied up, robbed at gunpoint

July 19, 2013

West Point police are currently in search of two men accused of barging into a Calhoun Street residence, tying a man up and robbing his home at gunpoint.

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Everyday items are needed at SKWFS

July 19, 2013

Imagine being a young person away from home with only the clothes on your back.
This is often the case at the Sally Kate Winter Family Services facility. Many children and teens come to them with nothing. These kids are runaways, homeless or taken from unsafe situations in their homes.

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Oktibbeha murder case heard in Clay; New Jackson mayor allowed to withdraw as attorney

July 19, 2013

Chokwe Lumumba, newly-elected mayor of Jackson, was granted a motion Friday in Clay County Circuit Court to withdraw from his post as attorney for Archie Quinn, an Oktibbeha County man accused of capital murder.
For a little over four years Lumumba has represented Quinn, who was scheduled to stand trial Monday in Oktibbeha County for killing one person, shooting another, burglarizing the shooting victim's home and shooting into a dwelling. Lumumba said because of his mayoral status he would not have been able to represent Quinn during the trial, which has been postponed.

July 17th

McClure sentenced for manslaughter

July 17, 2013

Walter Raymond McClure had very few words to say to the court after confessing Wednesday to shooting and killing his son, Michael Shane, back in June of 2011.

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BancorpSouth hosts Japanese etiquette luncheon in preparation for Yokohama’s arrival

July 17, 2013

Kumi Richardson has been bowing since she was 5 years old.
A native of Japan, Richardson is a Premier Banking Specialists at BancorpSouth’s Tupelo branch.

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July 16th

Local KFC closes its doors

July 16, 2013

KFC Spokesman Rick Maynard confirmed Tuesday that KFC of West Point is closing its doors.

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No one injured as city truck catches fire

July 16, 2013

A city of West Point meter reader is OK today after the city truck he was driving caught fire Tuesday at a residence on Waverly Road. West Point firemen rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire, which destroyed the front half of the truck. Battalion Chief Ronnie Robinson said the meter reader noticed smoke coming from the truck, stopped and notified 911. Robinson said the exact cause of the fire could not be determined due to the extent of damage, though the fire is believed to have started underneath the hood of the truck. The truck had been used by the city for nearly 30 years.

Warrant issued for Thompson’s arrest

July 16, 2013

A bench warrant was issued Tuesday for the immediate arrest of Roderick Thompson, who failed to appear in Clay County Circuit Court.

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July 15th

Clay EDD created

July 15, 2013

The Yokohama Tire project that will bring between 500 and 2,000 jobs to Clay County is one of the biggest industrial deals landed in the state over the last five years.

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Higgins gives update on ‘monster’ Yokohama project

July 15, 2013

The Yokohama Tire industrial project is right on track.
With the company’s first phase set to be completed by 2015, it’s now time for the county’s new economic development district and local economic developers to make sure that nothing is overlooked in the details.

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