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August 25th, 2014

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
life@dailytimesleader.com

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.

Police seeking information on burglaries

August 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on a trio of crimes from July 2013, including two alleged robberies and a hit-and-run.

County unemployment drops

August 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

According to a report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), the unemployment rate for Clay County is down compared to last year.
The unemployment rate was 20.1 in July 2013 and, according to the report, is down to 18.1 for July 2014, and the lowest it has been since 2009.

August 21st

VIDEO: College Football Preview: Breaking down the SEC

August 21, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Zac Ellis analyze the SEC entering the 2014 season.

Jackson addresses Civitans, outlines activities at Dugan Memorial Home

August 21, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Jackie Jackson has been with Dugan Memorial Home in West Point for 14 years. She began her career at Dugan as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) in 2000. She was offered a position as assistant to the activities director. When the activities director resigned, Jackson was offered the position of activities director herself.

Crash closes West Point Hibbett

August 21, 2014

DTL staff

A Clay County man is in the custody of the West Point Police Department after crashing his Ford Explorer into the front window of Hibbett Sports Wednesday afternoon in West Point.
The man drove over the sidewalk and into the concrete and glass facade of the store a little after 3 p.m.
WPPD Chief Investigator Albert Lee said no one was injured in the crash, and the driver was taken to the police department for questioning. The name of the driver was not released as of press time Wednesday.

Main Street road work finishing up

August 21, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents traveling on East Main Street have likely noticed crews working on the sewer lines in the street in front of Sunflower, and may be happy to know their detouring days are winding down.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said he expected the sewer line repair, a two-and-a-half month process, to be complete by Wednesday afternoon.
“There were a lot of unhappy residents that will be very happy we’re done,” Prisock said. “None of them will be as happy as I am.”

August 20th

Officials step up festival security efforts

August 20, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Prairie Arts and Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues festivals getting closer by the minute, preparations are headed down the home stretch. Festival coordinators and law enforcement officials have turned their eyes to one of the most important aspects of the weekend: safety.
West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director — and Prairie Arts festival coordinator — Lisa Klutts said the Growth Alliance works with the West Point Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Department to make the event at Sally Kate Winters Park as safe as possible.

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