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July 14th

Circuit court begins today

July 14, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Circuit Court term for July begins Monday, and judges will see more than 120 cases during the two-week session.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said this term will be less hectic than the April term, which was a grand jury term with 261 cases, however it will still entail a lot of work.
"We won't have as many cases, but getting the jurors in and out and transferring prisoners will keep us pretty busy," Scott said. "We normally have 120-30 cases so this is business as usual."

July 11th

AD: Scoreboard complete before first home game

July 11, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

All towns have public figures. In West Point, Chris Chambless is considered by many to be one of those figures as athletic director and head football coach at West Point High School.
Chambless, the WPHS football head coach since 2006, addressed the West Point Rotary Club about ongoing projects and news about Green Wave athletics Thursday at the Ritz Theater. The main focus of the talk centered on the new scoreboard that will be erected at McAllister Field at WPHS.

WPHS holds summer commencement

July 11, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

For the first time since 2010, West Point High School held a summer graduation ceremony Thursday to recognize seniors who had not completed all requirements by May graduation, but were successful in completing the necessary work during summer school. In all, nine WPHS students participated in the summer commencement ceremony. Fourteen graduated overall.
“Having these students graduate is so very important,” WPHS Principal Jermaine Taylor said. “We want to provide our students with everything they needed to finish high school.”

County approves new LINK deal

July 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a new services agreement with Golden Triangle Development LINK at its meeting Thursday in West Point.
The West Point Board of Selectmen voted to approve the contract at its meeting Tuesday, and agreed to pay half of the annual service fees, which total $350,000 a year.

July 10th

Burglaries remain concern, priority for West Point officers

July 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Burglaries continued to be one of the main problems that troubled West Point Police Department investigators during the past month, and WPPD asks all residents to keep a check on their valuables.

US Marshals arrest local in armed robbery

July 10, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

A West Point man is in custody for an alleged May armed robbery incident through a collaborative effort from Starkville Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force Oxford Division.
According to an SPD press release, the Fugitive Task Force contacted the department Tuesday to notify officials that it had arrested 21-year-old Charterious “Little Murl” Moore on suspicion of armed robbery.

City approves LINK contract

July 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A development from Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting was the agreement for a new contract with Golden Triangle Development LINK. The city first entered into an agreement with the LINK in 2012
City Attorney Orland Richmond said the original agreement the city signed with the LINK was revised and restructured.

July 9th

Local man faces accessory charge in shooting case

July 9, 2014

DTL staff

A local man was arrested in connection to a weekend shooting at Oak Park Apartments on Cromwell Street in West Point.
According to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley, James Minor, 26, of 109 Cherry Lane in West Point, was arrested Saturday and charged with accessory after the fact.
Brinkley said officers were dispatched about 2 a.m. Saturday to 840 Cromwell St. in reference to a fight in progress. According to the incident report, the officers were en route to the scene when 911 dispatch informed them that shots had allegedly been fired.

Boulevard paving to begin this week

July 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The next step in the process of completing Yokohama Boulevard begins this week, as Eutaw Construction will commence paving the eastern part of the road Thursday.
The road, which stretches four miles from Highway 45 North to Barton Ferry Road, was one of things Yokohama Tire required from West Point and Clay County before it agreed to build a location here.
Calvert-Spradling Engineers President Robert Calvert said the groundwork for the road began in February, and construction crews began preparing the road for pavement about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

July 8th

City demolishes blighted properties

July 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Blighted properties and dilapidated buildings can be an eyesore for neighbors and passersby, and the city of West Point is taking steps to enhance beautification of the city's neighborhoods by demolishing these properties.
West Point Code Enforcement Officer Jeremy Klutts said the city is trying to clean up the neighborhoods, beginning last week with the demolition of two dilapidated houses on James Street and Meadowbrook Circle. The city demolished another abandoned home Monday on Crowell Street.

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