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May 22nd, 2014

West Point Police search for wanted woman

May 22, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Police Department is looking for any information on the whereabouts of Rasheda Wilson, 23, of West Point.
In addition to West Point, Wilson is wanted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbus Police Department, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley.

We Care opens summer nutrition program

May 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The We Care Committee will open its nutrition feeding program for children in West Point this summer.
WCC President LueZarah Robinson said the program will start June 1 and run every weekday until Aug. 6. The program is for all children in the West Point and Clay County community and will serve breakfast and lunch.
“We’ll be serving healthy meals and we’ll have daily activities,” Robinson said. “I — and one other cook — will be in the kitchen and we’ll have an assistant helping serve.”

Area attorneys prepare ‘Wills for Heroes’

May 22, 2014

DTL staff

Local attorneys and paralegals gathered May 14 at West Point City Hall for the city’s first ever Wills for Heroes event.
Eleven volunteer attorneys met with first responders from the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, West Point Police Department, West Point Fire Department and local emergency medical technicians for free to prepare wills, powers of attorney and advanced health care directives.
The event was sponsored by the Clay County Bar Association (CCBA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation.

Ousted OHA coach again shifts positions

May 22, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

MABEN — Stan Hughey said he feels like he is 25 years old again. With this new found energy, the former Oak Hill girls’ basketball coach is ready to open the second stage of his coaching career.
After accepting the head coaching position for the Heritage Academy girls’ basketball team in April, Hughey left that position May 13 and was officially announced as the new head girls’ basketball coach at East Webster High School Tuesday in Maben.

CCSD arrests 21 in local roundup

May 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Sheriff’s Department deputies had plenty to keep them busy Tuesday, as the department arrested 21 area residents on a number of charges in its latest “roundup.”
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the morning-long operation stemmed from April grand jury indictments. CCSD typically engages in a mass roundup about twice a year, Scott said.

May 21st

WPPD set to resume active warrant list publication in DTL

May 21, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Starting next week, the West Point Police Department will begin posting its active warrant list in Daily Times Leader.
WPPD will publish 20-30 names in the paper every couple weeks, along with posting the complete list of active warrants at the police station on Westbrook Street.

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.

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