May 2nd, 2015
Chris Craven was officially announced as the Oak Hill Raidersâ€™ football program Friday, according to multiple sources. He will be the sixth head coach in six years. Craven replaces Tony Stanford, who, after one season, departed for an offensive-line coaching spot at Starkville Academy in February.
An inside hire, Craven was an eight-year assistant football coach at Oak Hill.
Early this morning, a string of break-ins at three area drug stores resulted in the apprehension of two suspects, Patrick Wayne Osburn, 35, of West Point and Elizabeth Jean Poss, 34, of Cedar Bluff. More details to follow in tomorrow's Daily Times Leader.
This weekend will be the Great American Cleanup in West Point. Citizens are asked to participate and supplies for the event will be provided. This week recycling bins have been placed in front of the Growth Alliance building and will remain throughout the weekend. The event starts bright and early at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Oak Hill Academy announced this morning that Dr. Cathy Davis will take over the reins as the school's new headmaster. Davis has served the last three years as principal at Wayne County High School. More details to follow in tomorrow's Daily Times Leader.
Golden Triangle Line CEO Joe Max Higgins Jr. gave a detailed update today regarding the status of the group's efforts to lure businesses to the tri-county area. Around 100 individuals from throughout Northern Mississippi were on hand at East Mississippi Community's College's Golden Triangle Campus to hear those updates. Higgins took time to discuss not only recent successes but what steps the group is taking to improve its status around the nation and the world. For more details on this story be sure to check tomorrow's Daily Times Leader for the full story.
This weekend the West Point/Clay County Arts Council will be hosting the third annual Downtown Art Walk on Saturday, April 25. The event promises to be a showcase for artists not only from the West Point area, but from throughout the Southeast. The Daily Times Leader will be downtown Saturday to get the best and brightest from this years event. For more information be sure to pick up a copy of Friday's Daily Times Leader which will include a special Art Walk section. The section will include a fold out map of Downtown West Point, with a guide to each of the artists participating.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The City of West Point will be making some changes to its code of ordinances for building, electrical and plumbing.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said that portions of the city code were out of date, and that he and Building Inspector Roy Shannon had been working to revise the ordinance for a few months.
"Since becoming mayor, I've seen the value in the permit system," Robinson said. "Going through proper channels during construction saves lives and property."
BY WILLIAM CARROLL
The West Point Consolidated School District Board of Education heard an update from JBHM Architect representative Neil Waggoner on Monday evening, regarding the field house at the football field and the cafeteria at East Side Elementary School.
Previously Waggoner told the West Point School District Board of Education that due to a litany of defects with the field house, which would cost the district over $1 million dollars to fix, he recommended tearing the structure down.
By Donna Summerall
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club met Wednesday to discuss upcoming events on the club's agenda. Jay Jackson, president of the club, has invited some college friends to visit in the next few weeks.
â€śAt the end of May we'll have some students from Ole Miss coming to visit with us during our meeting,â€ť Jackson said. â€śThey have shown interest in our group and would like to see what Civitan is all about. I know everyone will make them feel welcome, even the Mississippi State people.â€ť
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Sheriff's Department made three arrests pertaining to drug charges this week, and another for aggravated assault.
According to a press release from CCSD, Christopher Bell, 25, of West Point, was arrested and charged with the sale of cocaine and possession of synthetic marijuana Wednesday. CCSD made the arrest with assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), and Bell remained incarcerated in the Clay County Detention Center pending circuit court action as of Friday.