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December 24th

Juveniles arrested in shooting

December 24, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators have made two arrests in a weekend shooting incident that left two people injured.
Police apprehended Tommie Earl Malone, 16, and Tyron Cortez Coleman, 16, both of West Point, Wednesday evening in connection to the incident, according to a WPPD statement to media. Both Malone and Coleman were charged as adults on counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Community turns out to support Sally Kate Winters kids

December 24, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services has been a safe place for children removed from abusive and neglectful situations since 1990. During that time SKWFS has always been able to count on support from the West Point, Clay County community for the children in its care, according to Heather Usry, outreach coordinator for SKWFS.

Local police investigate burglaries

December 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information on a group of robberies from early 2013.
n About 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, officers responded to the 2300 block of Old Tibbee Road in reference to a burglary of a business. According to the incident report, a 301-piece Pittsburgh tool set valued at about $300 was taken from the building. The owner reported that several car batteries were also stolen. The front door may been left unlocked, according to the owner.

First responders prepare

December 24, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

While many residents are opening presents under the tree or hosting meals with their loved ones, it's business as usual for local law enforcement and emergency personnel on Christmas.
While most agencies have reported call volume is lower on Christmas day, deputies still have their concerns, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. Brinkley said though office staff would not be working on Christmas, after hours emergency systems were in place and staff patrol units worked just as any other day.

December 23rd

VIDEO: What to watch for - Orange Bowl preview

December 23, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Orange Bowl matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

WPPD investigates shooting

December 23, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are investigating a shooting within a gated community in the city.
According to a WPPD statement to media, police were dispatched about 11 p.m. Sunday in reference to shots fired and "someone running" at Point Place Apartments on North Forest Street in West Point. Upon arrival, officers were approached by a man claiming to have been shot.

City, county offices close up for holiday

December 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With Christmas on Thursday, many local businesses and government agencies will be closing up shop for a few days in observance of the holiday.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said City Hall will be closed only on Christmas Day, and would resume normal hours Friday.
Jones said the Public Works Department would be closed Thursday, and will pick up Thursday's normal trash routes on Friday.

December 22nd

Dugan offers residents holiday cheer with annual Christmas celebration

December 22, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Dugan Memorial Home in West Point was full of Christmas cheer during the annual Christmas party Friday. Family and friends gathered with residents and staff to eat, distribute gifts and enjoy time together.
Jackie Jackson, director of activities at Dugan, said the staff starts planning the Christmas party before the end of November.

Yokohama Boulevard inspection complete; road likely to open by Christmas

December 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Local officials look for Yokohama Boulevard, the four-mile road stretching from Highway 45 north of West Point to Barton Ferry Road, to open later in the week.
The $19 million road project was one of the conditions Yokohama Tire required from West Point and Clay County before it agreed to build a plant in the area. The deadline set forth by the county's contract with Yokohama required the road to be complete by Dec. 31 and open Jan. 1.

Police urge holiday safety

December 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The holiday season has been a busy one, and with Christmas coming on Thursday, local officials urge citizens to stay safe while they engage in last-minute shopping or travel.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said Christmas day itself was usually quiet inside the city and that it was the days leading up to the holiday that were more hectic.

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