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May 23rd, 2014
BY JOSH PRESLEY
West Point will host a Memorial Day recognition program at noon May 30 upstairs at City Hall.
The program will be held on Friday instead of Monday in observance of the traditional Memorial Day May 30 date, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday to create a convenient three-day weekend.
West Point Police Department officers are looking into incidents of shots fired at Town Creek Apartments.
Local E911 dispatchers began receiving calls about 10 p.m. Wednesday alleging gunfire in the complex on West Half Mile Road. WPPD officers were dispatched to the scene about 10:40 p.m. near the A and B buildings of the complex in response to another alleged disturbance and gunfire. Dispatchers reportedly told emergency personnel the disturbance centered around a gray pickup truck and a white SUV.
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 Sheriffâs Department, Oktibbeha County Sheriffâs Department and the Columbus Police Department, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
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.
âWeâll be serving healthy meals and weâll have daily activities,â Robinson said. âI â and one other cook â will be in the kitchen and weâll have an assistant helping serve.â
Local attorneys and paralegals gathered May 14 at West Point City Hall for the cityâs first ever Wills for Heroes event.
Eleven volunteer attorneys met with first responders from the Clay County Sheriffâs 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 Associationâs Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation.
By Will Nations
MABEN â Stan Hughey said he feels like he is 25 years old again. With this new found energy, the former Oak Hill girlsâ basketball coach is ready to open the second stage of his coaching career.
After accepting the head coaching position for the Heritage Academy girlsâ basketball team in April, Hughey left that position May 13 and was officially announced as the new head girlsâ basketball coach at East Webster High School Tuesday in Maben.
BY MARY GARRISON
Clay County Sheriffâs Department deputies had plenty to keep them busy Tuesday, as the department arrested 21 area residents on a number of charges in its latest âroundup.â
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.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
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.
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 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.