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August 27th, 2014

Murder case could get second look

August 27, 2014


A 16-year-old capital murder case could potentially be re-opened as the man convicted filed a motion for post-conviction relief with the Clay County Circuit Court Tuesday.
Jeffrey Randle, of West Point, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1998. Randle was convicted for the Jan. 4, 1997 murder of West Point resident Willie Mae Sewell. He was charged with capital murder because Sewell’s murder occurred during the commission of a robbery.

'Ozland' set to premiere Sept. 4

August 27, 2014


Michael Williams has lived in a post-apocalyptic world for more than a year now.
The 27-year-old West Point filmmaker has been working with a cast and crew of fewer than 15 total to bring his first feature length production, “Ozland,” to life before the masses. And next week, he’ll get his chance. “Ozland” will premiere for a test screening 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Malco Theaters in Columbus.

FBI joins assault investigation

August 27, 2014


A man accused of aggravated assault in a weekend incident that left a West Point man severly injured appeared for arraignment Tuesday in West Point.
Courtez McMillian, 22, of Okolona, appeared in West Point Municipal Court Tuesday, but was given the opportunity to retain legal counsel before entering a plea. His bond was set at $250,000, and he was housed in the Clay County Detention Center.

August 26th

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August 26, 2014

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Prayer Warriors reach out to community

August 26, 2014

By Donna Summerall

The Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church Noonday Prayer Warriors in West Point don’t just meet together at noon every Wednesday to pray, they go out into the community where they see a need and visit with people.
“If there are people who are sick, shut in or just need a little encouragement, we want to visit with them,” Alma Brown, member of the Noonday Prayer Warriors, said. “We want to bring a blessing to our community. We don’t care who you are, what race you are, whether or not you go to church, we will pray for you, and prayer works miracles.”

Local man killed in one-car accident

August 26, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point man was killed in a one-car accident about 5 p.m. Saturday on Highway 45 Alt. South in Monroe County.
Antonio Gardner, 40, of West Point, was driving south in a red 1998 Ford F-150 on Highway 45 near Highway 8 when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Sgt. Criss Turnipseed.
Turnipseed said the truck crossed the median, rolled over and caught fire in the northbound lanes of Highway 45, and Gardner was ejected from the vehicle.
Gardner was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Arrest made in restaurant assault

August 26, 2014


Police have made an arrest in connection with a weekend assault that left a West Point man hospitalized with a brain injury.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, investigators arrested Courtez, McMillian, 22, of Okolona on Monday pending charges of aggravated assault. He was housed in the Clay County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
More arrests are pending, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley.

August 25th

BREAKING: Arrest made in weekend assault

August 25, 2014

DTL staff

Police have made an arrest in connection with a weekend assault that left a West Point man hospitalized with a brain injury.
On Monday, police arrested Courtez McMillian, 22, of Okalona in connection to an alleged aggravated assault on Ralph Weems IV, 32, of West Point.

August 24th

New details released on restaurant assault

August 24, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

West Point Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at the Huddle House Restaurant early Saturday morning. Police were dispatched to the scene at 2:10 a.m. in reference to a fight in progress. Once at the business located at 230 Highway 45 Alternate North, officers discovered an injured man in the parking lot and what appeared to be two other individuals rendering aid.

August 22nd

Mississippi Health Care Foundation donates laptops to local senior citizens

August 22, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Myrtle Robinson, certified activities director at West Point Community Living Center (WPCLC) saw a need arise when the public computer at the skilled nursing facility stopped functioning. She sent an application on behalf of residents 67-year-old Milford Taylor and 77-year-old Lillian Holloman to Mississippi Health Care Foundation (MHCF) requesting personal laptops for the two residents. The MHCF helps to enhance the quality of life for nursing home residents.

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