Archive - 2014 - News Article
A local man was sentenced to more than 30 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections during Mondayâ€™s session of the Clay County Circuit Court term.
Johnny Edwards, 20, of West Point, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and burglary after originally pleading not guilty. Judge Lee Coleman sentenced Edwards to serve 30 years for armed robbery, plus a $1,200 fine and $12,724 in restitution.
Coleman sentenced Edwards to seven years for burglary, but suspended five. Edwards will also be required to pay a $1,200 fine in that charge, and will spend a total of 32 years in MDOC.
BY DONNA SUMMERALL
Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. West Point High School librarians, Anita Blackwell and Donna Foster are celebrating this year's event by encouraging students to visit the library during the week of Oct. 13-17. This year's theme is: "Turn Dreams into Reality."
BY MARY GARRISON
The cityâ€™s first ever Makinâ€™ Hay festival is set to begin Saturday and final preparations are falling into place.
The festival, organized by the West Point Main Street Association, will feature old-fashioned carnival games such as pick up ducks, a bean bag toss, go fish â€” in which participants could win a live goldfish â€” and balloon darts. In addition to carnival games, the event will host a fall farmerâ€™s market, complete with fall produce, merchandise and home-baked goods, as well as a hayride, which will travel through the downtown area.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information regarding a duo of alleged burglaries from late September, as well as two from back in the spring.
n On April 22, officers responded to the 600 block of North Eshman Avenue in reference to an alleged burglary. According to the incident report, first responders found a window broken out as though the perpetrator were attempting to take the air conditioner.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point Board of Selectmen will host its regular meeting tonight at 5:30 in the upstairs conference room of City Hall.
The selectmen will appoint two members to the Golden Triangle Development LINK oversight board.
The board, comprised of four members from each LINK county, meets once a month with LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins to keep the counties informed about economic development in the area.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson, who previously served on the board, said itâ€™s responsible for setting and approving policy for the LINK.
Mississippi State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, replacing Florida State and making the fastest rise to the top spot in the history of the poll. The Bulldogs received 45 first-place votes from the media panel Sunday. Mississippi State beat Auburn 38-23 on Saturday, its third straight victory against a top-10 team. The Bulldogs are the first team in the poll's 78-year history to go from unranked to No. 1 in five weeks.
DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) â€” Auburn's Nick Marshall had some good moments on Saturday afternoon.
His teammates D'haquille Williams and Jonathan Jones did as well.
But the Tigers couldn't pull themselves out of the mammoth hole their mistakes caused in the first few minutes of the game.
No. 3 Mississippi State beat No. 2 Auburn 38-23 on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.
The Bulldogs capitalized on a nightmarish start for the Tigers, which included two turnovers on their first two offensive plays.
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!
By Donna Summerall
The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR,) met Wednesday at the home of Regent Gaynell Duke in West Point. Special guest was Ben Rosenkrans, a Civil War historian, who spoke to the ladies about the Battle of Shiloh and gave a slide presentation.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Branch of the Mississippi Cattlemenâ€™s Association will host a benefit cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the Kroger parking lot in West Point.
Clay County Cattleman John Elliott said the MCA will offer ribeye steak dinners for $12 apiece, and steak sandwiches for $6. The cattlemen will also raffle two cuts of ribeye loin for $1 apiece.
â€śWeâ€™re doing this to raise money for agricultural scholarships for our 4-H members,â€ť Elliot said. â€śWeâ€™ve been doing it for several years now and we always have a great turnout.â€ť