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September 17th, 2013

Suspect charged in hostage situation

September 17, 2013

A Clay County man has been taken into custody and charged with one count aggravated assault on a police officer and one count kidnapping following an alleged hostage situation and shooting on Saturday.

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Brownfield meeting set Wednesday

September 17, 2013

The city of West Point is hosting an open session to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the upstairs board room of City Hall in an effort to isolate properties throughout the city in need of an environmental assessment.

Deputy clerk retires after 17 years service

September 17, 2013

The Board of Supervisors room at the Clay County Courthouse was filled to overflowing with well-wishers who had come to say goodbye to Susan Plunkett after 17 years as deputy clerk for the Clay County Circuit Court office. Court employees, county supervisors, friends and family brought food and gifts for a surprise party in Plunkett’s honor.

September 13th

2 arrested in scrap metal thefts

September 13, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 2 individuals in connection with an alleged scrap metal theft that occurred on Sept. 9 in western Clay County.

Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Jonathan N. Clerk, 33, of Cedar Bluff and Terrance D. Collins, 30, of Maben following a report that scrap metal was missing from a Clay County residence. The suspects were apprehended at Jefferson Iron and Metal.

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SKW Offers leadership program

September 13, 2013

The Sally Kate Winters Home is continuing to offer programs to help the community with its after school leadership program. The program is offered 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday during the school year at the Home on North Division Street.

Counseling Coordinator Georgia Sasso said the program offers youth 12-17 a place to go once the school day is over. The purpose of the program is to teach leadership skills and help keep the community youth “out of trouble.”

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Local church reaches out to community

September 13, 2013

The Northside Christian Church will be hosting an event titled “Exalting the Savior: An Evening of Praise” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. at the Mary Holmes Auditorium

Rev. Orlando Richmond Sr. said that the evening will be a “mass gospel fellowship,” which can bring the community together.

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McBryde to talk Civil War at Luncheon with Books

September 13, 2013

Local author and history buff, John McBryde, is bringing his book “The Battle of West Point” to Luncheon with Books, at noon, Thursday, Sept. 19.

September 11th

DAR members to honor 9/11 fallen

September 11, 2013

The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution have a busy day on tap. DAR members are out this morning putting American flags on Commerce Street to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on American soil in New York City and Washington D.C. by extremists under the guidance of Osama Bin Laden.

Horseshoe Robertson DAR members, Brenda Edwards, Jane Caston, Jenny Caston and Regent Gaynell Duke are doing their patriotic duty by putting out the flags in honor of the 12th anniversary of 9/11.

West Point PD to host ‘drug drop’

September 11, 2013

The West Point Police Department will be holding a “drug drop-off” day, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the police station.

Detective Sergeant Zate McGee said this would be the fifth time the police department has participated in the event, which McGee encourages city and county residents to participate in.

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Tobacco-free ordinance proposal on hold

September 11, 2013

According to the Mississippi Tobacco-free Coalitions, there are 86 cities in the state that have passed 100 percent smoke-free ordinances. These cities include Starkville, Columbus, Tupelo, Aberdeen and Amory.

West Point, however, is not on this list. While no official ordinance is in place, the city remains tobacco-free, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.

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