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October 18th, 2013
At about 10 p.m. Thursday, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Griffin Street in reference to a man attempting to break into an occupied dwelling. 911 dispatchers initially reported to officers the man had a gun. Upon arrival officers discovered a man, later identified as 34 year old Silvio Prater, outside of the residence and immediately detained him for questioning. According to WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reports that Prater possessed a firearm were later deemed untrue.
By Donna Summerall
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club got down to business at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting. President Margaret Shelton wasted no time assigning members upcoming projects to head.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
A few years alone can present wear and tear to just about any object or building. As time passes, the corrosion persists and entropy is unavoidable.
Since its inception 75 years ago, the Gospel Lighthouse Church in West Point has endured that many years worth of decay. However, the dilemma is far from insoluble, and with the help of the Columbus chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, the GLC church hopes to add validity to this fact.
The Clay County chapter of the United Way is set to host its Campaign Kickoff Luncheon noon Oct. 24 at the Civic.
Bobby Cole, local author of The Dummy Line and Moon Underfoot, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
United Way raises and allocates funds for 14 human service organizations serving the residents of Clay County. Stacy Hays, executive director of United Way of Clay County, explained that these agencies touch the lives of thousands of people each year.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
If one happens to stroll by the West Point Police Department Saturday morning, he or she might notice something amiss taking place in the parking lot for all to see.
Rest assured, it will not be a crime scene. Those typically arenâ€™t scheduled in advance.
Take a few, maybe even 10 or 20, steps toward the gathering and lend an observational eye.
Those are bike helmets, and thereâ€™s not a single price tag on the lot of them.
Children with bikes but no helmet are the focus of a cooperative effort by both the city and WPPD.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK has hit a crossroads in light of a recent vacancy of the Vice President of Economic Development position in Clay County.
Previous occupant of the position, Ron Maloney, was part of the collective which assisted in bringing about the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Plant to boost West Pointâ€™s industrial presence on the national stage. However, Maloney recently accepted a position in his hometown of Pennsylvania.
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Teachers and principals of West Point School District elementary schools met after school Monday to hear Carol W. Paola, Mississippi Association for Gifted Children executive director, talk about how important the gifted program is to elementary students who qualify.
The West Point Police Department is expecting to welcome a new member to the family in the not-so-distant future.
Many thanks to a grant awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program (culminating to CHP), the WPPD achieved what, for the longest time, seemed like a pipe dream, said WPP Chief Tim Brinkley.
In words of folk legend Bob Dylan, â€śYou better start swimminâ€™ or youâ€™ll sink like a stone, for the times, they are a changinâ€™,â€ť at least thatâ€™s how West Point Growth Alliance Director Cynthia Wilson looks at it. As such, Wilson and the Growth Alliance are actively promoting C Spireâ€™s newly announced 1-gigabit fiber to home initiative, in hopes of keeping West Point up to speed on changing technology and more competitive in the world of economic development.
By Donna Summerall
Charles Reagan Wilson will speak on all things Southern Wednesday at Luncheon with Books. The event takes place at noon in the Esther Pippen room of the Bryan Public Library, and is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Lunch is available for a $6 donation.