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September 19th, 2013

Aspire to Excel reaches six years of success

September 19, 2013

Rev. Robert Shamblin-Traylor had a vision to help school children who might otherwise fall through the cracks. He spoke to his congregation at Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church about starting a tutoring program. Six years later Aspire to Excel is thriving, with students kindergarten through eighth grade. Most of the Aspire to Excel students are honor roll students according to Traylor.

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September 18th

WPPD investigates more burglaries

September 18, 2013

The West Point Police Department has been investigating more burglaries in the area. According to Chief Investigative Officer Albert Lee, two calls were made to the police last week in reference to burglaries.

On Sept. 8, police reports show that officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Park Circle in reference to an alleged auto burglary. Lee said that when officers arrived, the passenger side window of a truck had allegedly been broken to gain inside access.

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First Baptist to host ‘Fall Family Fest’

September 18, 2013

First Baptist Church in West Point is working to bring children and parents together in an appreciation for God and reinforcing the family bond through its first ever Fall Family Fest.

The three-day event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 with a just for kids "Hay Day," featuring crafts, games and music with a western motif, which will emphasize growing and the friendship with Jesus. Children's Minister Thea Kay Tribble said the goal was to offer parents a "night out" and teach youths that learning about God could be an exciting and entertaining experience.

Traffic stop nets driver meth charge

September 18, 2013

A Clay County man was arrested late Monday evening on Hwy. 45 S. Alt. after a routine traffic stop allegedly yielded methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said Jonathon D. Fleming, 40, was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine — a felony, punishable by up to three years if convicted — possession of paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and improper equipment, after a canine unit search.

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Local man shares love for horses with county

September 18, 2013

For 40 years, Sammie Jefferson has been entertaining the residents of Clay County with his Tennessee Walking Horses.

On the third Sunday in September at the family estate of Highway 47 West, Sammie and his children put on a horse show for the residents of Clay County. Families are welcome to come and watch the racking, saddle, leadline and walking horses perform, according to Jefferson’s daughter, Temeka.

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September 17th

Suspect charged in hostage situation

September 17, 2013

A Clay County man has been taken into custody and charged with one count aggravated assault on a police officer and one count kidnapping following an alleged hostage situation and shooting on Saturday.

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Brownfield meeting set Wednesday

September 17, 2013

The city of West Point is hosting an open session to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the upstairs board room of City Hall in an effort to isolate properties throughout the city in need of an environmental assessment.

Deputy clerk retires after 17 years service

September 17, 2013

The Board of Supervisors room at the Clay County Courthouse was filled to overflowing with well-wishers who had come to say goodbye to Susan Plunkett after 17 years as deputy clerk for the Clay County Circuit Court office. Court employees, county supervisors, friends and family brought food and gifts for a surprise party in Plunkett’s honor.

September 13th

2 arrested in scrap metal thefts

September 13, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 2 individuals in connection with an alleged scrap metal theft that occurred on Sept. 9 in western Clay County.

Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Jonathan N. Clerk, 33, of Cedar Bluff and Terrance D. Collins, 30, of Maben following a report that scrap metal was missing from a Clay County residence. The suspects were apprehended at Jefferson Iron and Metal.

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SKW Offers leadership program

September 13, 2013

The Sally Kate Winters Home is continuing to offer programs to help the community with its after school leadership program. The program is offered 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday during the school year at the Home on North Division Street.

Counseling Coordinator Georgia Sasso said the program offers youth 12-17 a place to go once the school day is over. The purpose of the program is to teach leadership skills and help keep the community youth “out of trouble.”

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