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February 21st, 2014
After a hefty stint of eluding law enforcement officers due to numerous warrants out for his arrest, Jamond Nance, 24, of West Point was arrested after a second attempt to flee a West Point Police Department officer went awry.
According to a press release issued by the WPPD, Nance was spotted by a WPPD patrol officer at about 5 p.m. Wednesday in a silver Cadillac at a Main Street intersection. After Nance passed the officer, per the report, the patrol officer flipped on his vehicleâ€™s emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop.
Civic-minded volunteers flocked to the Ritz Theater and Conference Center Wednesday to attend a Relay For Life luncheon, which marked the beginnings of a 3-month fundraising campaign to garner funds and awareness for future cancer research leading up to RFLâ€™s main event come May 16.
For nearly 100 years, the Palmer Home for Children has worked to care for those most vulnerable, children who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or suffered the loss of their parents with nowhere else to go.
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club opened the Wednesday meeting by discussing the Junior Civitan pancake breakfast from 7 â€“ 10 a.m., Saturday at the Bryan Public Library. The $5 a plate fundraiserâ€™s proceeds will go in part toward the libraryâ€™s Summer Reading Program, with the rest to fund Jr. Civitan community projects. President Margaret Shelton asked members to support the students from the Fifth Street Junior High and West Point High School clubs by spreading the word about the fundraiser. This is the first year for the Jr. Civitan Clubs to spearhead the event.
By Donna Summerall
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the Mississippi Arts Commission sponsored the Nellie Mack Project to perform, entertain and inform South Side Elementary students on musical roots found in Mississippi in honor of Black History Month.
Peggy Brown, market coordinator for the Central Mississippi Blues Society, asked the students if they knew of a famous musician who was born West Point. Students knew the answer was Chester Arthur Burnett, â€śHowlin Wolf.â€ť
BY MARY GARRISON
West Point is working toward rolling out another full blown curbside recycling program in city limits, though it may be late March before the program is fully on its feet.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the initiative was once offered to residents in both West Point and Clay County, via agreement with Waste Pro out of Tupelo. However, when the program failed to turn a profit, Waste Pro discontinued its recycling pick up services to the Golden Triangle.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The Clay County Courthouse will host two community meetings Feb. 25, which aim to not only educate electors about the upcoming voter identification law, but also recruit mouths to help spread the word of knowledge to other citizens in the community.
BY MARY GARRISON
Three Clay County men are facing methamphetamine charges, following an eight-month investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
According to MBN Public Relations Coordinator Delores Lewis, officers conducted an investigatory traffic stop on Feb. 12 which led to the execution of a search warrant at a West Point residence. The search allegedly yielded some 13 grams of methamphetamine.
Agents over the three-day weekend arrested a Texas man in Mississippi in connection with the seizure of about $100,000 in cocaine, interim Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Samuel W. Owens said Tuesday.
Charles A. Skelly, 25, of Houston, Texas, faces one count of possession of a kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute, Director Owens said.
BY MARY GARRISON
The window of time open for West Point residents to submit applications to the city in hopes of obtaining assistance to rebuild their homes has come and gone, and now West Point has taken it to the next step in the process. The city was set this week to submit its application to the Mississippi Development Authority â€” just shy of the Feb. 20 deadline â€” for the consideration of a HOME grant.