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January 15th, 2015

Tony 'Pop' Weed

January 15, 2015

Tony "Pop" Weed, age 62, passed away Jan.13, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Tony was born March 19, 1952, in West Point, the son of the late Andrew Melvin and Lucy Jeannette Boyce Weed. Tony loved attending worship services and singing. "Pop" as so many knew him, loved his family. He always had a smile on his face. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers: Donald, James, and Charles Weed.

Lady Wave notches third straight win

January 15, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

For the West Point Lady Wave, the game could not have ended soon enough.
In a chaotic comeback, the Louisville Lady Cats’ late surge fell short as Diamond Wraggs’ 3-pointer rattled off the rim, giving West Point a 60-57 win Tuesday at West Point High School. The win was the Lady Wave’s third straight since a 44-34 win over the Saltillo Lady Tigers in the District 2-5A opener last Tuesday.

City commits $25,000 to GTRA grant

January 15, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen voted to participate in a community match for a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) at its meeting Tuesday.
The airport received the $750,000 grant in October, and GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey said the grant would be used to add a westbound route to the airport.

West Point throttles Louisville

January 15, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@daillytimesleader.com

The West Point Green Wave scored its largest point total for the season.
West Point (11-7; 0-1 District 2-5A) had 11 of 15 players score points as it routed the Louisville Wildcats, 93-59, in a MHSAA basketball game Tuesday at West Point High School.

Wilbourne tapped new fire chief

January 15, 2015

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The West Point Fire Department has been without a fire chief since Johnny Littlefield stepped down in May, and now the position has been filled. The West Point Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to appoint Ken Wilbourne as the city's new fire chief at its meeting Tuesday.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said he, along with the the city's public safety office, completed the interview process in December, and informed Wilbourne he had the job Tuesday afternoon.

State, local officials gather for Yokohama Boulevard ceremony

January 15, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A crowd of state, county and local officials along with area business leaders braved the freezing weather to witness the ribbon cutting for Yokohama Boulevard Wednesday in West Point.
Construction for the 4-mile stretch of road connecting Highway 45 North to Barton Ferry Road wrapped up in December, and Wednesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the boulevard's official opening.

January 14th

Lois Jean Winstead Rhodes

January 14, 2015

Lois Jean Winstead Rhodes, age 81, of West Point, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
She was born Oct. 14, 1933, to the late Merle Lashley and Freeman Winstead.
She is survived by a son, Rickey Richardson of Starkville; daughter, LaJoane Metts of West Point; sister, Joan Landrum of Louisville; two grandchildren: Clint Eubanks (Michelle) of Jackson, Caleb Metts (Virginia) of Tupelo; and four great-grandchildren: Hattie and William Metts, Molly and Macy Aycock.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

City to host new homebuyer workshop Jan. 24

January 14, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The city will be hosting a free homebuyer workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 in the upstairs conference room at City Hall.
West Point Housing Coordinator Dorothy Ryland said any citizen interested in buying a home, regardless of income or credit history, was eligible to attend the workshop.
“A lot of folks I talk to are interesting in owning homes, but don’t know the steps involved or don’t think they can do it,” Ryland said. “We usually host at least one a year and normally have about 50 people show up.”

JA to host Winter Soiree

January 14, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Resdients looking for a good way to kick back and enjoy a night among adults for a good cause will have their chance this Saturday. The West Point Junior Auxiliary will host its second Winter Soiree at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Civic.
The event will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and entertainment courtesy of "Pinnishook," a band from Philadelphia. While not the massive affair of the once popular annual JA charity ball, membership chairwoman and board member Christi Trull Dubois said she hoped eventually it would be.

Village Post Office opens in West Point

January 14, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents who can't make it to the post office during normal business hours now have another option in the city. Those traveling on Highway 45 North may have noticed the sign at the C-Mart service station for West Point's new Village Post Office (VPO).
A VPO is affiliated with USPS, but is operated out of a private business so USPS doesn't have to pay for a building or workers. The VPO consists a shelf inside the business that offers flat-rate boxes and stamps, as well as a drop off point for customers to mail their packages.

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