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February 17th, 2014

New cases keep investigators on toes

February 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department (WPPD) investigators have a fresh set of cases on the record book. Investigators are working diligently to identify suspects in a February armed robbery as well the theft of an outdoor air conditioning unit.
A about 10:50 p.m. Feb. 7, WPPD officers responded to the 800 block of 6th Street in response to a possible armed robbery.
According to WPPD Chief of Investigations, two individuals were seated in a vehicle outside as they prepared to leave a residence.

February 14th

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

February 14, 2014

DTL staff

Two West Point men were arrested Wednesday evening after a traffic stop conducted by a West Point Police Department (WPPD) patrol officer on Broad Street turned into a drug arrest.

According to a police report provided by the WPPD, a vehicle with a “blown headlight” was spotted driving north on Broad Street by a WPPD patrol unit. The officer turned on the patrol car’s emergency lights and proceeded to conduct a routine traffic stop.

Letters of Love

February 14, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Every great love story starts somewhere. For Bill Moon and the former Etta Florence Langford, it began in the pages of the West Point Times Leader — later known as Daily Times Leader — back in 1944.

WP couple honors 65 years bliss

February 14, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Some love stories last a lifetime. Richard and Ruth Alice Echols of West Point are still together after 65 years of marriage.

In this day and age of no – fault divorce, couples who make it to their silver anniversaries are rare, but to still be together after 65 years is something well worth celebrating.

King appointed as new WPSD board member

February 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Come March 1, West Point local Shay King will be an official member of the West Point School District’s Board of Trustees.

West Point Ward 5 Selectman Gary Dedeaux made the motion to appoint King as a school board member Tuesday during the Board of Selectmen’s regularly scheduled meeting. However, Dedeaux’s motion followed a motion by Ward 1 Selectman Linda Hannah, who said she would like to reappoint current WPSD Board Member Diane Jack. Hannah’s motion, unlike Dedeaux’s, did not receive a second.

Man arrested for burglary of dwelling

February 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point resident Jimmy Putt, 26, was recently arrested in connection with a burglary of a dwelling located on Old White Road South.

According to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley, at about 8 p.m. Feb. 10, officers were dispatched to Old White Road South regarding a possible breaking and entering in progress.

Per a police report provided by the West Point Police Department, Putt allegedly gained entry into the residence “by forcible means,” but later fled into a wooded area a short distance from the residence.

February 13th

Local florists on track for Valentine's Day

February 13, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Flowers and chocolates and bears, oh my! Stuffed bears, that is — chances are residents of West Point will see more than their share dotting the landscape of work and school as Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches. For local florists, however, the big day requires more than just a cooler stuffed to the brim with flowers and balloons at the ready. It requires careful planning, stocking and staffing to meet the demand with success.

HB 268 looks to remodel driving laws

February 13, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s an issue that has perhaps caused widespread road rage in Mississippi: Individuals driving slowly in the left lane as if they were in the right lane. House Bill 268 is currently amidst legislative proceedings, which would mandate that unless passing traffic or taking a left turn, individuals must remain in the right lane.

WPPD to apply for camera grant

February 13, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department could soon have a new tool in its arsenal.
The West Point Board of Selectmen approved a WPPD request Tuesday to submit a grant application to garner funding to install at least five Pro-Vision cameras into active patrol cars.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD had at one time video cameras installed patrol cars. However, Brinkley said those cameras are now “inoperable.”

February 12th

COMMUNITY ALERT: West Point schools to release early

February 12, 2014

DTL staff

Just when bad weather appears to be at an end, it seems another wave rolls through. West Point School District announced that threat of incoming ice and snow in the early afternoon have prompted officials to send students home early.

All West Point public schools will release at 1:30 p.m. today.

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