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February 28th

West Point Episcopal Church celebrates Shrove Tuesday

February 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is celebrating Shrove Tuesday and wants to invite the community to a pancake supper the night before the beginning of the Lenten Season.
The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is from 5:15 p.m – 7 March 4 at the Episcopal Church . The price is $5 per person and $15 for a family. There will be pancakes, sausage and bacon to signal the end of the Carnival Season and the beginning of Lent. The church has followed the tradition for more than 20 years.

Planning board to crack down on clutter in WP

February 28, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It's been over a month since new West Point Code Enforcement Officer Jeremy Klutts officially began patrolling the city for signs of zoning violations.
Klutts, who was hired at the West Point Board of Selectmen's December meeting, worked with Kinder Morgan in Columbus for five years before heading to West Point. Since his transition into code enforcement, Klutts said it's been a relatively smooth adjustment.

Pursuit ends in cocaine arrest

February 28, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

A routine traffic stop turned into much more for Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies Wednesday evening.

February 27th

WPPD brings in two fresh patrol officers

February 27, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Two new West Point Police Department patrol units were sworn in Tuesday at City Hall by West Point Human Resources Manager Delores Doss, concreting their loyalty and devotion to serving and protecting city residents.
Patrick Culley, WPPD part-time patrol officer, and William Cade, WPPD full-time patrol officer, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley, have filled two vacant positions in the department’s staff.

February 26th

Main Street Association sponsors facade rehabilitation match grant

February 26, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A booming, bustling downtown is a critical role in city commerce, recognition and community pride. The West Point Main Street Association (MSA) has sunk its heels deeper into further progressing and revitalizing West Point’s historic downtown by offering a 50-50 match Facade Rehabilitation grant to local business and building owners for small-scale renovations.
Scott Reed, MSA president, said MSA has toiled with hosting a similar grant program in the past, but has rejigged the concept to produce the aforementioned grant.

Residents turn out for voter ID seminars

February 26, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Area residents and community leaders attended a Voter ID seminar Tuesday at the Clay County Courthouse to get a better understanding of Mississippi’s new Voter Identification law for a wider dissemination of the information.
The new law, sponsored by District 41 Republican Sen. Joey Fillingane in 2011, mandates that Mississippi electors present a government-issued photographic identification card at voting polls in order to cast a vote.

February 25th

Girl Scouts gaining momentum in Clay County

February 25, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Once 202 members strong, the Girl Scouts of Clay County took a staggering blow to membership, having dropped to just four participants three years ago. However, after a few clever strategies and new faces, the program is once again on the rise.

Investigators keep eyes open on burglaries

February 25, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are keeping their eyes and ears open for leads in 2011 burglary cases.
According to an incident report provided by West Point Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, an individual reported to police on May 4, 2011, that her purse had been stolen from the Kroger parking lot.
The victim reported to police that her credit card was in the stolen purse. Lee said the alleged burglar made purchases at four “various locations” in West Point before the card owner was able to cancel it.

Selectman to host public forum

February 25, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In order to represent the people effectively, their input, questions and opinions are key. Ward 2 Selectman William Binder said he recognized this, and in that felt it appropriate to hold a constituents forum, as it were, 9 a.m. March 22 upstairs at City Hall to keep individuals in the loop of city affairs.
“I just wanted to keep my Ward 2 constituents informed on what takes place and some things we (West Point selectmen) have done,” Binder said.

February 21st

Wanted local man arrested - Suspect captured after wreck while attempting to flee from police second time

February 21, 2014

After a hefty stint of eluding law enforcement officers due to numerous warrants out for his arrest, Jamond Nance, 24, of West Point was arrested after a second attempt to flee a West Point Police Department officer went awry.

According to a press release issued by the WPPD, Nance was spotted by a WPPD patrol officer at about 5 p.m. Wednesday in a silver Cadillac at a Main Street intersection. After Nance passed the officer, per the report, the patrol officer flipped on his vehicle’s emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop.

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