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December 5th

FUMC to host Good News Everywhere choir concert

December 5, 2013


West Point’s First United Methodist Church is set to ring in the jubilation and Christmas spirit with its Good News Everywhere choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the FUMC sanctuary.
Rachel Delk, FUMC choir director, said the event will be filled to the brim with Christmas carols and exerts from scripture throughout the evening.
“We’re singing a lot of Christmas carols,” said Delk. “We want people to feel familiar with the music. They tend to enjoy traditional Christmas music.”

December 4th

Point City Drugs caters to local crowd

December 4, 2013


As of Nov. 18, residents of West Point have another local option in meeting their pharmaceutical needs, with the opening of Point City Drugs at 849 Highway 45 in West Point. And owners Scott Cooper and Blair Thompson are working to emphasize the local.

Holiday shopping proves successful for small businesses in West Point

December 4, 2013


Some 141 million shoppers took to shops and malls this weekend, signaling the first full rush of the holiday shopping season. And at least some of those shoppers hit the stores in West Point, as many business owners observed satisfactory results, particularly on Small Business Saturday.

Holiday traffic calm

December 4, 2013


The turkey was had, the bargains were nabbed and the low volume of mischief and mishap in the city, county and state as a whole brought with it a much-welcomed atmosphere of calm as per local law enforcement agencies.
“It was smooth,” said West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. “We didn’t have anything major going on.”

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December 3rd

Adopt a family 2013

December 3, 2013

n Single woman age 56 needs jogging suits and winter coat.
n Mother with two young children, , girl age 2 and boy age 7, would like household items and toys for children, .
n Single mother who wants only for children, , twin boy and girl ages 14, who need clothes and underwear and school clothes.
n Male age 49 with health problems who needs household items and food.
n Single Male age 40 with health problems would like household items and food.
n Single mother with 3 – year - old girl and 2 – month - old Male agewho needs clothes and toys.

Residents request BoS time change

December 3, 2013


December 2nd

Christmas parade, tree lighting postponed

December 2, 2013

DTL staff

The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and parade originally scheduled for 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively, today has been postponed due to inclement weather. Festivities will resume Tuesday. Children will come to decorate the tree in Sally Kate Winters Park tomorrow throughout the day, weather provided, and the lighting ceremony will commence at 5:30 p.m.
The parade will begin shortly thereafter at 6:30 p.m.

November 26th

Store robbed at gunpoint

November 26, 2013


The West Point Police Department is investigating the Friday robbery of the Highway 45 Package Store.
Officers were dispatched at about 5:45 p.m. Friday to 524 Hwy. 45 alternate North in reference to a robbery in progress.

WPPD looks into series of burglaries

November 26, 2013


The West Point Police Department is keeping its ears to the ground in an effort to close the files on a burglary case from the year prior, in addition to fresh robberies.
At about midnight Oct. 13, 2012, officers were dispatched to the Town Creek Apartments in reference to a possible burglary of a dwelling.
According to WP Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, the homeowner, upon arrival at the residence, discovered a 20-inch Sony flatscreen television had been allegedly stolen. No serial number was provided.

November 22nd

MEC presents 'Blueprint' goals to Rotarians, community leaders

November 22, 2013


Mississippi is on the move according to representatives of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC). The group appeared before the West Point Rotary Club Thursday at the Ritz Theater during the club’s weekly meeting to discuss the challenges ahead in terms of economic development, education and infrastructure, as well as gain business and community leaders’ input as part of its annual Blueprint Mississippi campaign.

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