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May 21st

Local man arrested for armed robbery

May 21, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

A West Point man is in custody after Starkville police arrested him in connection with a reported armed robbery and shooting.
A Starkville Police Department press release said officers arrested 26-year-old Antwjuan Terry of 326 West Half Mile St., Apartment A8, in West Point on suspicion of aggravated assault and armed robbery.
According to the release, the department initially responded to the incident Thursday, when the male victim was seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound.

West Point Police investigate assaults

May 21, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are investigating two aggravated assault cases following an alleged stabbing and shooting Saturday.
According to a WPPD statement to the media, E911 dispatched officers about 5:38 p.m. to a residence on Falcon Street in West Point, in response to a possible stabbing. First responders discovered a 31-year-old woman, whose name has been withheld, with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to her upper thigh and abdomen upon arrival. The victim was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus for treatment.

Howlin' Wolf festival changes hands

May 21, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Starting this year, the Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival, typically held the night before the Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, will be under new management.
Howlin’ Wolf Blues Society’s active board members have handed over all functions of the annual blues festival to the newly formed Prairie Belt Blues Foundation (PBBF), headed up by Southern Ionics owner and blues festival sponsor Milton Sundbeck.

May 20th

WP/CC ‘relays for life’ Friday in SKW park

May 20, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point and Clay County residents came together to raise money for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Friday at the annual Relay for Life event in Sally Kate Winters Park.
The goal for this year’s Relay was $35,000, according to Clay County Relay for Life Co-Chair Debbie Hinshaw. She said she’s confident that, although final figures had not been counted as of Monday, this year’s Relay exceeded the goal.

OHA finalizes coaching staff

May 20, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Oak Hill Academy is reshuffling its coaches in preparation of girls basketball coach and athletic director Stan Hughey’s departure from the school.
Brian Middleton, who previously coached boys basketball, will begin coaching boys and girls varsity teams, according to OHA Headmaster Yandell Harris.
Harris said OHA originally wanted to find a new girls basketball coach to replace Hughey, but during the search it became apparent that Middleton wanted to take over coaching girls in addition to boys.

May 19th

Falls, Kelly selected as STAR students

May 19, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Economic Council and M.B. Swayze Foundation’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program recognizes high school seniors in the state with the highest ACT score in their class.
This year, Khiante Falls, daughter of Florence Falls-Smith, Corey Smith and Elvis G. Jones, was selected as West Point High School’s STAR Student.

'Click it or ticket' campaign begins

May 19, 2014

The national “Click It or Ticket” campaign begins on May 19, and the West Point Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Department are advising citizens to buckle up and drive safely.
The campaign, which will run through June 1, is a coordinated seat belt enforcement effort to reduce the number of lives lost in vehicle crashes on roads and highways, according to the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD will have a number of safety checkpoints, otherwise known as roadblocks, in strategic areas around the city.

Allyson Leitner shares caregiving with PCWP

May 19, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Pilot Club of West Point (PCWP) welcomed Allyson Leitner, incoming president of the Pilot Club of Starkville. She has spent her life caring for family.

Man arrested in child porn case

May 19, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point man was arrested on suspicion of possession one count of child pornography Thursday, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.
Marcus Wilburn Knight, 49, of 141 South Division St., was arrested by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with assistance from the West Point Police Department. WPPD is a member of the ICAC Task Force.
Knight is being held in Clay County Detention Center. His bond has been set at $25,000.

May 15th

Bryan Public Library set to host financial planning session Friday morning

May 15, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Bryan Public Library is hosting a free, adult financial seminar from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Friday, featuring Ryan Munson, financial adviser with Edward Jones in Columbus. Munson will provide basic financial planning information with his “Rules of the Road.”
“Friday, I'll be discussing the ‘10 Rules of the Road' for investing,” Munson said. “The rules will help those interested in financial planning to understand the basic concepts and strategies for preparing for the future.”

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