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December 15th

Local citizens react to Connecticut shooting

December 15, 2012

Pure shock and disbelief can just about sum up the way most of the nation was feeling Friday when they learned of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left two dozen students and staff dead.
No one could quite understand what coaxed the alleged gunman, Adam Lanza, to pick up two loaded guns, walk into the school and open fire on students no older than six years.

West Point plays key role in NMMC award

December 15, 2012

In 2012, the United Health Foundation ranked Mississippi 49th in the nation in its quality of health care delivery to its citizens.
Those who are provided health care services by Northeast Mississippi Health Services, however, know that the care that is being provided is some of the best in the nation.
Recently, NMHS was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, one that is given to corporations each year that span a variety of fields.

WiFi, cameras to be installed at SKW Park

December 15, 2012

If you’ve ever taken a stroll around Central Park in New York City you’ve more than likely seen several people sitting out on the lawn tuning out the activities around them as they type away on their laptops. They’re laying back browsing the web, checking the latest Facebook statuses or even working away from the office, enjoying the convenience of the Internet without any tangly wires in the way thanks to NYC’s free wireless Internet service in the park.
Now West Point city officials want to give residents and visitors the same sort of experience.

December 13th

WPCLC adding Transitional Care Unit

December 13, 2012

Tentatively planning a grand opening in March, the newly renovated West Point Community Living Center will be a showplace.
A new transitional care unit and therapy gym will be open for those needing rehabilitative therapy.
It is centered on the design to help people return to work or home after debilitating falls and illnesses. It will be available to those in any age group who need some assistance and therapy before returning home.
The 2000 plus square foot addition of therapy gym space will contain strengthening equipment such as a treadmill, weight machines and recumbent bikes.

Food Pantry in need of supplies, volunteers

December 13, 2012

This month 429 Clay County families are going to be fed thanks to the Project Homestead Food Pantry.
That’s roughly 850 family members who are receiving food they would not normally be able to obtain because of the volunteer efforts of those associated with the local food pantry.
Donna Cliett, who has 25 years of experience with the Mississippi State Extension Service and leads the charge at Clay County’s food pantry spoke to the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday about the ever-growing need for food and volunteers at the pantry.

City Discusses Municipal Judge's New Appointment

December 13, 2012

Will West Point Municipal Judge Mark Cliett continue serving as judge now that he has been appointed part time public defender?
It's a question that's on the minds of many citizens of the community, including the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen, who discussed Cliett's new appointment Tuesday night during their regular meeting.

December 11th

Stolen vehicle recovered, investigation underway

December 11, 2012

West Point police were able to recover a vehicle Monday that was reported stolen earlier that morning from Windale Apartments, and now police are seeking the individual are individuals responsible for taking the car.
The vehicle, a tan 2005 Nissan Altima, was reported stolen shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning, said Acting Chief Investigation Albert Lee, who said calls from concerned citizens led to police finding the vehicle on Mayhew Street across from Zuber Park.
Once police arrived on Mayhew Street they saw that the vehicle was not occupied and noticed significant damage to the car.

Palestine church offers hope by way of the gift of light

December 11, 2012

A few feet away from the Christmas tree at Palestine United Methodist Church, the ground is still loose and a little soft just after a good rain.
The circle-shaped pile of dirt was once the site of the old and much bigger tree that was planted by Hugh Moore many years ago.
“I told him that tree was going to get too big, and it got too big,” said Tuney Moore, Hugh’s widow who has belonged to the Palestine Methodist congregation for over half a century.

December 8th

Christmas Tour of homes today

December 8, 2012

Betty and Joe Trulove’s French inspired home enjoys sweeping views of Old Waverly’s 15th fairway and will be on the tour Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-5 p.m. at Old Waverly Golf Club, with a reception to follow at the club house. Tickets are $30 in advance and are available at Culin-Arts, Petal Pushers, Bits n’ Pieces, Old Waverly Club House and Fore Seasons at Old Waverly in West Point or by calling the Growth Alliance at 662-494-5121. Photo submitted by Kristen Stevens, West Point Main Street Association.

Drug Court holds first grad ceremony

December 8, 2012

It took a lot of strength, a lot of focus and a positive, self-motivated spirit to successfully complete the Clay County Misdemeanor Drug Court Program, and these are the very qualities Andrew Smith and Dantun Fair possessed throughout the entire program.
And those attributes along with support from the Misdemeanor Drug Court team earned Smith and Fair the titles of the first graduates of the Misdemeanor Drug Court, where they were honored Friday during a graduation ceremony held for them.

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