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April 24th, 2012
There are those instance when criminals pluck up the nerve to point their weapon at sworn officers of the law, who may find themselves in a situation where they're threatened by not one but maybe two or more firearms from offenders.
In situations such as these, shotguns play a critical role in the protection of a law enforcement officer's life, and Monday evening officers with the West Point Police Department trained for the first time with their new shotguns, issued to them through a grant, that all officers will possess while on duty.
After almost a seven hour deliberation Saturday in Clay County Circuit Court, 23-year-old Rashawn Ivy was found not guilty of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend Whitney Lenoir, but the jury was hung as to the charge alleging that Ivy tried to kill Lenoir.
Sally Kate Winters Park is the place to be Saturday evening. The event kicks of at 5 p.m. with registration for the Fun Run and 5K. At 5:30 the Kids Fun Run starts with a bang, follow by the 5K Run at 6 p.m. Inflatables will be there for the kids, food and drink vendors and entertainment by the Church Hill Cherubs, Betty Deans Dance Group and the First Baptist Church JAM Praise Team. It promises to be a fun night for the entire family. This is the third year for Light Up the Night, Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness with SKW Family Services.
Why is West Clay Elementary Principal Sandra Murray being fired?
The heated question was raised by several concerned citizens and parents Thursday night who demand an answer as to why the Clay County School Board is allegedly not renewing Murray's principal contract for the upcoming school year.
It's all about the children.
And parents and community leaders are striving each day, putting their heads together to come up with ways to make West Point a better place for children to live and grow with their parents, many of which need a loving, helping hand in raising their children.
Handling dozens and dozens of misdemeanor court cases isn't at all easy, especially for the West Point Municipal Court staff who often has to stay past 5 p.m. on Tuesday when cases are heard, working well into the evening hours on numerous cases.
Regionalism is the buzzword in the Golden Triangle today.
At their board meeting today, the Columbus Lowndes Development LINK (LINK) board members took the last vote needed to establish a formal affiliation between their organization and the West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance (Growth Alliance).
It is a move that has been praised by many.
It's not over, according to Robbie Norton, who was convicted in November of 2011 of using negligence and striking Starkville resident Jan Morgan while Morgan was cycling with her friend one morning on Highway 50 West in Clay County.
Norton came before Clay County Justice Court Judge Joe Taggart on Nov. 17 and though she gave no remarks on whether or not she was negligent when Morgan was hit by Norton's car that day, she did listen to testimonies of witnesses and the testimony of Morgan who underwent extensive hospital treatment for the injuries she sustained.
November 28th, 2011
THURSDAY, DEC. 1
The West Point Music Coterie will have their annual Christmas Concert at West End Baptist Church at 7 p.m. The title of the performance is â€śLet Christmas Begin.â€ť
SUNDAY, DEC. 4
Mischievous little eyes are peeping inside homes and vehicles this shopping season, looking to snatch up brand new clothes, shoes, gadgets and gizmos while the owners are oblivious to what's going on. But local law enforcement, who will be on the trail of these prowlers this week and throughout the holiday season, has ways people can keep their goods safe and prevent being victimized by burglaries.