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August 7th, 2013

West Point arts coming and going

August 7, 2013

Everyone driving through West Point on Hwy. 45 Alt., will be sure to notice that this is the home of the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival and the Prairie Arts Festival. Soon new large aluminum adaptations of the poster art from both festivals will be added to the Welcome to West Point signs on the North and South end of at the city limits. The signs will attract attention as people are coming into and leaving West Point. The new four by eight ft. signs will let people who are visiting our state on the Blues Trail know this is the birthplace of Blues Legend, Chester Arthur Burnett.

July 30th

United forever, Johnson and Crigler families’ history told through Weeks' quilt

July 30, 2013

Of the 300-plus family members who gathered at Mary Holmes College’s old gymnasium last Friday and Saturday, Minnie Weeks was proud to represent the family of Jourden and Ella Lee Johnson.

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Three crimes mark eventful weekend for WPPD

July 30, 2013

It was an eventful Friday for the West Point Police Department as three crimes were committed in the span of twenty-four hours.

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July 26th

‘Contempt of Court’

July 26, 2013

The West Point/Clay County Art Council’s Dinner Movie Theater production of “Contempt of Court” was a success in every way on Thursday night. Above, Judge Judy Koch, played by Donna Ross advises the court during the performance. Photo By Katherine Ross

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Ready for Common Core, WPSD turns focus to student achievement, safety

July 26, 2013

The 2013-2014 school year is upon students, teachers, administrators and parents.

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Navistar closure likely cause of unemployment uptick

July 26, 2013

Clay County is one of five counties in Mississippi that reflects an unemployment rate of 16.8 percent or higher.

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July 24th

West Point Hampton celebrates anniversary

July 24, 2013

What’s that one thing that makes customers come back again and again to a place of business? Perhaps it’s the great product the company offers or unmatched prices bargain hunters love. For the Hampton Inn and Suites of West Point, General Manager Tracey Styron says that one thing is the kindness and caring spirit of the hotel’s dedicated employees.

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Sewer services headed to McCharen Field

July 24, 2013

New sewer services at McCharen Field Airport of West Point is expected to yield more businesses to that area and increase the city’s sewer service revenue.

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Man escapes Clay County Jail

July 24, 2013

A jail escape occurred Wednesday morning at the Clay County Detention Center.
The escaper is Marquis Boyd, age 20, who was being held for three counts armed robbery.
Boyd is 5-7 in height and approximately 115 lbs.
Sheriff Eddie Scott stated anyone with any information on the whereabouts of this subject is encouraged to contact the Clay County Sheriff Department at 662-494-2896 or the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151

July 23rd

Four violent crime suspects jailed

July 23, 2013

A Friday afternoon raid netted four arrests by the West Point Police Department.

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