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August 28th, 2014

Local Captain D's breaks record

August 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Anyone who braved the lines at Captain D’s during the restaurant’s first week could attest to the success of the new brand in West Point. The restaurant, which opened Aug. 18, had the highest first week sales of any Captain D’s nationwide since the chain opened in 1969, according to Captain D’s Manager of Marketing Communications Rebecca Day.
Day said it was company policy not to release actual numbers, but that the West Point restaurant set a brand record.

City set millage rate

August 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen set the millage rate for the city and the West Point School District during a specially called meeting Wednesday at City hall.
The millage rate is based on the assessed value of property in the city and is used to calculate the amount for property taxes. The board voted to set the millage rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year at 94.81, which Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer said was the same as it was for the 2013-14 year.

August 27th

Winds cause widespread power outage in West Point

August 27, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

High winds led to power outages Monday evening in certain areas of downtown West Point. Water and Light crews worked until after midnight to restore power to the affected areas.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said there were four total power outages around the downtown area, with the most significant being the block of Grove Street between Tournament and Travis streets.

Murder case could get second look

August 27, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A 16-year-old capital murder case could potentially be re-opened as the man convicted filed a motion for post-conviction relief with the Clay County Circuit Court Tuesday.
Jeffrey Randle, of West Point, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1998. Randle was convicted for the Jan. 4, 1997 murder of West Point resident Willie Mae Sewell. He was charged with capital murder because Sewell’s murder occurred during the commission of a robbery.

'Ozland' set to premiere Sept. 4

August 27, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Michael Williams has lived in a post-apocalyptic world for more than a year now.
The 27-year-old West Point filmmaker has been working with a cast and crew of fewer than 15 total to bring his first feature length production, “Ozland,” to life before the masses. And next week, he’ll get his chance. “Ozland” will premiere for a test screening 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Malco Theaters in Columbus.

FBI joins assault investigation

August 27, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

A man accused of aggravated assault in a weekend incident that left a West Point man severly injured appeared for arraignment Tuesday in West Point.
Courtez McMillian, 22, of Okolona, appeared in West Point Municipal Court Tuesday, but was given the opportunity to retain legal counsel before entering a plea. His bond was set at $250,000, and he was housed in the Clay County Detention Center.

August 26th

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August 26, 2014

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Prayer Warriors reach out to community

August 26, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church Noonday Prayer Warriors in West Point don’t just meet together at noon every Wednesday to pray, they go out into the community where they see a need and visit with people.
“If there are people who are sick, shut in or just need a little encouragement, we want to visit with them,” Alma Brown, member of the Noonday Prayer Warriors, said. “We want to bring a blessing to our community. We don’t care who you are, what race you are, whether or not you go to church, we will pray for you, and prayer works miracles.”

Local man killed in one-car accident

August 26, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point man was killed in a one-car accident about 5 p.m. Saturday on Highway 45 Alt. South in Monroe County.
Antonio Gardner, 40, of West Point, was driving south in a red 1998 Ford F-150 on Highway 45 near Highway 8 when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Sgt. Criss Turnipseed.
Turnipseed said the truck crossed the median, rolled over and caught fire in the northbound lanes of Highway 45, and Gardner was ejected from the vehicle.
Gardner was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Arrest made in restaurant assault

August 26, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Police have made an arrest in connection with a weekend assault that left a West Point man hospitalized with a brain injury.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, investigators arrested Courtez, McMillian, 22, of Okolona on Monday pending charges of aggravated assault. He was housed in the Clay County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
More arrests are pending, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley.

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