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March 21st, 2014

Binder to host public forum Saturday

March 21, 2014

DTL staff

William Binder, West Point Ward 2 selectman, will host a public forum for constituents of his ward beginning 9 a.m. Saturday at City Hall in West Point. Residents are invited to come share concerns, ask questions and find out about the general state of affairs in Ward 2.
“I just wanted to keep my Ward 2 constituents informed on what takes place and some things we (West Point selectmen) have done,” Binder said.

Burglary suspects arrested

March 21, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department has been knee deep in its investigation of a recent string of auto burglaries. Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the cause, though more arrests are expected soon.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said West Point had a similar string of auto burglaries about this time last year. He added that the department apprehended one individual in connection with the burglaries. Following that arrest, he said, the number of cases appeared to die down.

CCSD arrests 3 on drug charges

March 21, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A traffic stop conducted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department Thursday yielded three West Point residents — Tevin Nance, 22, Anthony Bean, 23, and Brian Bowens, 22 — in possession of one pound of marijuana and liquid codeine.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott declined to comment on the reason for the traffic stop, citing an ongoing CCSD investigation.
“We have different investigations going on, and we’ve been receiving tips ... “ Scott said.

March 20th

Local man reflects on mission work

March 20, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Not everyone in the world has it so easy. The Civitan Luncheon Club learned more than its share during its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, when Mike Pittman, president of “My Brother’s Cup” faith-based coffee company in Tupelo which contributes proceeds for mission trips to China shared some of his experiences overseas.

MSA works to revitalize town murals

March 20, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Over the course of several months, the recently created Main Street Association (MSA) Mural Committee has had its eye on existing murals in West Point’s downtown area, as well as vacant walls for brand-new murals.
Deborah Mansfield, MSA design committee and mural committee member, along with fellow cohorts and MSA Design Committee Chairman Kathy Dyess, were the faces behind the vivid murals displayed on the side of the Cash & Carry Cleaners building, as well as the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum mural.

March 19th

WP Selectmen adopt updated meeting format

March 19, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Board of Selectmen and mayor have rejigged the city’s regularly scheduled board meeting format.
In February, selectmen incorporated a couple of new modifications to the flow and feel of its evening meetings by expanding on its department head reports, as well as adding a brand new 80-inch Samsung LCD television in the mix.

Calf slain; CCSD, MDAC investigate

March 19, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Department of Agriculture’s Livestock Theft Bureau are investigating reports of a slain calf at a Clay County stocker operation.
According to Sheriff Eddie Scott, CCSD deputies responded to a call just after 7 a.m. to Bryan MERE farms on Highway 50 East, whereupon a 6-month-old black angus steer was found dead. The animal appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, Scott said, though results of a necropsy are pending.

March 18th

Wreck clogs Sunday traffic on Highway 45

March 18, 2014

DTL staff

A Sunday evening collision kept traffic slow-going for more than an hour along the southbound lanes of Highway 45 near West Point.
About 7:30 p.m., Mississippi Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to the area in response to a two-vehicle collision. According to Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, MHP public information officer, Roy Lee Robinson, 54, of West Point, was driving north on Hwy. 45 hauling a hay trailer in an older model, green Jeep Cherokee when he pulled through a turnaround location to head south in into the path of Elizabeth Pettit, 19, of Memphis, Tenn.

Police eye weekend incidents

March 18, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The final weekend of spring break welcomed several of West Point’s sour apples. West Point Police Department investigators are working to establish solid leads on several burglary cases, as well as an incident involving eggs and mischievous night prowlers.
At about 9 a.m. March 14, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Chickasaw Drive in reference to possible malicious mischief.

Third annual police ball set for Saturday

March 18, 2014

DTL staff

Things are rolling along for the third annual Police Ball, set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Civic in West Point.
Linda Mitchell , WPPD communications officer and event coordinator, said of the 300 tickets originally available for the event, just 50 remain to be sold.
“It’s going really good,” Mitchell said. “We couldn’t do this without the community. Everyone has been really supportive. ... We just want everyone to come out and have a good time, and fellowship.”

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