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BREAKING: Two arrested for weapons at West Point High School

January 30, 2014

DTL staff

Two juveniles are in custody after allegedly bringing deadly weapons to West Point High School Thursday.
The juveniles, whose names have not been released, were detained at the Clay County Sheriff's office. The investigation is ongoing.
See further details in Friday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

Tuesday’s snow, cold spell present no major incidents

January 30, 2014


West Point and Clay County received the lighter end of a stout winter snowstorm, which left its mark in northern parts of Mississippi with wrecks and frozen roads. However, according to local law enforcement agencies, the good news for the local area lies with the fairly incident-free day Tuesday’s snowy weather brought with it.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said his department kept a close eye on local commerce Tuesday morning due to the light snow and possibly icy roads, but was pleased at the outcome.

WPFD, schools prep for severe weather week

January 30, 2014


National Weather Service has officially deemed Feb. 3-7 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The West Point Fire Department will be in on the action as it sets off all county sirens and weather boxes come 9:15 a.m. Feb. 5 for a statewide tornado drill, which will also have local schools participate by conducting a tornado drill of their own.

Sales tax revenues up in final stretch of year

January 30, 2014


Sales tax revenues held strong during the last quarter of the 2013 calendar year in West Point, though tourism tax collections don’t appear to be following the same trend.
According to the city’s tax revenue report, West Point brought in $189,704.22 and $198,017.75 in the months of October and November, respectively, for a total of $387,721.97 in sales tax revenues going into the height of the holiday shopping season.
Totals for December have not yet been released.

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