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March 26th, 2014
By Josh Presley
The West Point Main Street Association has designed new signs to represent historic areas of West Point.
Former Main Street Association President Kristen Stevens said that the project has been in the making for three or four years and the purpose of the signs was to make the downtown area more accessible.
â€śA lot of our signs were faded or nonexistent,â€ť Stevens said. â€śThe purpose of the Main Street Association is to promote that area and one way to promote it is for people to be able to easily find downtown.â€ť
By Josh Presley
Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the area of Jim James Court.
WPPD officers were dispatched to the area at 7:53 p.m. Monday after witnesses claimed to have heard gunfire. Upon arrival, officers spoke with witnesses at 5th Street School, who were nearby when the incident allegedly occurred.
According to the incident report, witnesses said they were chased by unidentified suspects toward the school just prior to the alleged shots.
BY MARY GARRISON
Itâ€™s time to break out the boots and prepare for a good time. East Mississippi Community College, assisted by Luke Lummus Rodeo Productions, will host its second inaugural Ozark Region collegiate rodeo beginning Thursday at Eagle Ranch in West Point.
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley approved construction of a 4-County Electric Power Association, which will provide service to the Yokohama Tire manufacturing plant under construction in Clay County.
Presley said in a press release that the facility, known as the Triathlon Substation is crucial to the economic growth that will come to the Golden Triangle with the Yokohama Tire plant.
By Donna Summerall
For more than 10 years, students at East Side Pre-Kindergarten and East Side Kindergarten classes have ridden tricycles and bicycles to benefit St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors sponsor the littlest bikers helping St. Jude battle childhood cancers.
BY MARY GARRISON
COLUMBUS â€” East Mississippi Community College is working to get the word on out on pre-employment requirements for manufacturers coming in to the Golden Triangle, and it is enlisting the help of community and business leaders.
An 11-year-old boy has died following a tragic playground accident in Clay County.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, Sonny Quinones, 11, of Clay County was visiting his grandfather last Friday on Bruce Drive in West Point when he was discovered hanging from a tree, unconscious in the backyard. Preliminary investigation indicates the boy had been playing on a rope, tree swing.
By Will Nations
Good starts are crucial with any season, and Hebron Christianâ€™s baseball team is heading in the right direction to win its district and have another regular season that goes into the postseason on the diamond.
After an extended basketball season, which the hardwood Eagles made the MAIS Class-A State tournament in February, time spent on the baseball diamond has been sparse. Though battling the elements and limited preparation, Hebron has not skipped a beat.
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.
â€śI just wanted to keep my Ward 2 constituents informed on what takes place and some things we (West Point selectmen) have done,â€ť Binder said.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
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.