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December 23rd

Katholene ‘City’ White

December 23, 2014

Katholene “City” White, age 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Floy Dyer Manor Nursing Home in Houston.

Fletcher James Hicks

December 23, 2014

Fletcher James Hicks was born Oct. 27, 2014, in Tupelo, the son of Dylan Matthew and Shannon Rhea Hicks. Fletcher passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the arms of his parents at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Fletcher was preceded in death by his maternal great - grandmother, Lucy Warren; his maternal great – grandfather, James I. Rhea; his paternal great grandfather, Eugene Hicks; his paternal great grandfather, Harry Kibe; and his paternal great grandfather, Jerry Woods.

WPPD investigates shooting

December 23, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are investigating a shooting within a gated community in the city.
According to a WPPD statement to media, police were dispatched about 11 p.m. Sunday in reference to shots fired and "someone running" at Point Place Apartments on North Forest Street in West Point. Upon arrival, officers were approached by a man claiming to have been shot.

City, county offices close up for holiday

December 23, 2014


With Christmas on Thursday, many local businesses and government agencies will be closing up shop for a few days in observance of the holiday.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said City Hall will be closed only on Christmas Day, and would resume normal hours Friday.
Jones said the Public Works Department would be closed Thursday, and will pick up Thursday's normal trash routes on Friday.

December 22nd

Dill, Lady Raiders down Tri-County

December 22, 2014

Sarah Dill was like a notary. Every moment of the game seemed to have the junior’s seal of approval on it.
Dill scored 27 points, pulled down six rebounds and made two blocks, and the Oak Hill Lady Raiders dispatched the Tri-County Lady Rebels, 46-32, in a District 2-AA game Thursday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
“We all knew it was a big game, and we needed to play good,” Dill said. “The first quarter really helped because it gave us confidence to keep pressing. It was a little tough at the end, but we still came out with the win.”

OHA Raiders net second straight

December 22, 2014


The ball might start rolling in the right direction for the Oak Hill Raiders.
After losing three consecutive games and falling below the 500-mark following 11 games, the light at the end of the tunnel might be getting brighter for Oak Hill if the wins continue accumulating.
“We were playing desperate during that three-game losing streak,” Oak Hill senior Drake Riley said. “We practiced harder, put more focus into it, but overall we just played better. I think we are now finding our stride with our best basketball.”

Dugan offers residents holiday cheer with annual Christmas celebration

December 22, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Dugan Memorial Home in West Point was full of Christmas cheer during the annual Christmas party Friday. Family and friends gathered with residents and staff to eat, distribute gifts and enjoy time together.
Jackie Jackson, director of activities at Dugan, said the staff starts planning the Christmas party before the end of November.

Yokohama Boulevard inspection complete; road likely to open by Christmas

December 22, 2014


Local officials look for Yokohama Boulevard, the four-mile road stretching from Highway 45 north of West Point to Barton Ferry Road, to open later in the week.
The $19 million road project was one of the conditions Yokohama Tire required from West Point and Clay County before it agreed to build a plant in the area. The deadline set forth by the county's contract with Yokohama required the road to be complete by Dec. 31 and open Jan. 1.

Police urge holiday safety

December 22, 2014


The holiday season has been a busy one, and with Christmas coming on Thursday, local officials urge citizens to stay safe while they engage in last-minute shopping or travel.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said Christmas day itself was usually quiet inside the city and that it was the days leading up to the holiday that were more hectic.

December 19th

Sheriff’s Department faces increasing regional drug activity, loss of K-9 unit

December 19, 2014


It's been a busy year for the Clay County Sheriff's Department, according to Sheriff Eddie Scott.
Scott, who is serving his first term as Clay County Sheriff and is in his 15th year with the department, addressed West Point Rotarians Thursday at the Ritz Theater in West Point on the progress of the department.
Scott said the agency holds 23 licensed deputies in all, including part-time and reserve officers as well as a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent and school safety personnel.

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