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February 26th, 2014

Main Street Association sponsors facade rehabilitation match grant

February 26, 2014


A booming, bustling downtown is a critical role in city commerce, recognition and community pride. The West Point Main Street Association (MSA) has sunk its heels deeper into further progressing and revitalizing West Point’s historic downtown by offering a 50-50 match Facade Rehabilitation grant to local business and building owners for small-scale renovations.
Scott Reed, MSA president, said MSA has toiled with hosting a similar grant program in the past, but has rejigged the concept to produce the aforementioned grant.

Residents turn out for voter ID seminars

February 26, 2014


Area residents and community leaders attended a Voter ID seminar Tuesday at the Clay County Courthouse to get a better understanding of Mississippi’s new Voter Identification law for a wider dissemination of the information.
The new law, sponsored by District 41 Republican Sen. Joey Fillingane in 2011, mandates that Mississippi electors present a government-issued photographic identification card at voting polls in order to cast a vote.

February 25th

Girl Scouts gaining momentum in Clay County

February 25, 2014


Once 202 members strong, the Girl Scouts of Clay County took a staggering blow to membership, having dropped to just four participants three years ago. However, after a few clever strategies and new faces, the program is once again on the rise.

Investigators keep eyes open on burglaries

February 25, 2014


West Point Police Department investigators are keeping their eyes and ears open for leads in 2011 burglary cases.
According to an incident report provided by West Point Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, an individual reported to police on May 4, 2011, that her purse had been stolen from the Kroger parking lot.
The victim reported to police that her credit card was in the stolen purse. Lee said the alleged burglar made purchases at four “various locations” in West Point before the card owner was able to cancel it.

Selectman to host public forum

February 25, 2014


In order to represent the people effectively, their input, questions and opinions are key. Ward 2 Selectman William Binder said he recognized this, and in that felt it appropriate to hold a constituents forum, as it were, 9 a.m. March 22 upstairs at City Hall to keep individuals in the loop of city affairs.
“I just wanted to keep my Ward 2 constituents informed on what takes place and some things we (West Point selectmen) have done,” Binder said.

February 21st

Wanted local man arrested - Suspect captured after wreck while attempting to flee from police second time

February 21, 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 vehicle’s emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop.

Relay for Life kicks off ’14 fundraising

February 21, 2014

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 RFL’s main event come May 16.

Palmer Home to merge with ministry

February 21, 2014

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.

GTR Waste Authority addresses Civitans

February 21, 2014

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club opened the Wednesday meeting by discussing the Junior Civitan pancake breakfast from 7 – 10 a.m., Saturday at the Bryan Public Library. The $5 a plate fundraiser’s proceeds will go in part toward the library’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.

February 20th

Nellie Mack down home at South Side Elementary

February 20, 2014

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, “Howlin Wolf.”

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