January 28th, 2014
By Will Nations
ABERDEEN â€” In the third meeting between West Point and Aberdeen, nothing much had changed between the two inter-county rivals â€“ only the venue.
Two teams, state championship contenders in their respective classifications, concluded their regular season, non-district series with a classic finale.
Doretha Gray Fairchild, age 89 of West Point, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
BY MARY GARRISON
Itâ€™s about more than just providing shelter, itâ€™s providing a home.
At least, thatâ€™s how West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson feels about the cityâ€™s latest endeavor to apply for a Mississippi Development Authority HOME grant. The grant, which would be the cityâ€™s first if awarded, seeks to take substandard housing with serious deficiencies in electrical wiring, heating, roofing, plumbing and foundation and start fresh.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point resident Omari Powe is set to plead guilty to misdemeanor telephone harassment in the West Point Municipal Court after a motion by the state to reduce a felony false report of a bomb charge.
In late 2012, according to a previous article printed in the Daily Times Leader, a bomb threat was phoned in at the local Walmart Supercenter. After investigative efforts on behalf of the West Point Police Department, a suspect was named and arrested in connection to the alleged threat.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders (16-11; 5-4 District 2-AA) pieced together a team-effort win over the Canton Lady Panthers, 46-36, in the second leg of a MAIS District 2-AA on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Maegan Ellis led the Lady Raiders for a redeeming win over the Lady Panthers. Canton defeated Oak Hill on Jan. 10 in Canton, 35-34.
Elsie Mae Lenoir-Parker age 82, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Clinton Health Care in Clinton.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Town Creek M.B. Church with Rev. Joseph Parker Sr., officiating.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point Police Department investigators are on the lookout for new evidence to make an arrest on a 2011 armed robbery gone awry, along with several burglaries from the same year.
At about 4 p.m. March 40, 2011, West Point Police Department officers were dispatched to Morgan Street in response to a possible armed robbery.
The victim, according to an incident report, reported to responding officers an individual had allegedly approached him with a firearm zeroed in on him.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Stories of violent Pit Bull attacks are a mainstay on popular mainstream media outlets. And although the cluster of breeds that make up the Pit Bull classification does have a grain of violence embedded in their essence, they are not always the vicious animals some might be quick to deem them.
"They're just like every other dog," said West Point-Clay County Animal Shelter (WPCCAS) Director Lisa Henley. "A lot of it depends on what kind of owners gets a hole of them. You're going to get any dog that you put into it."
Ola Mae Johnson Millsaps, 89, passed away Jan. 22, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Mary Frances Cummings age 93, was born Dec. 2, 1920, to the late George Green Moore and Josephine Nash.
She departed this life Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at her home. She was a faithful member of Hopewell M.B. Church until her health failed.