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December 24th

Community turns out to support Sally Kate Winters kids

December 24, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Sally Kate Winters Family Services has been a safe place for children removed from abusive and neglectful situations since 1990. During that time SKWFS has always been able to count on support from the West Point, Clay County community for the children in its care, according to Heather Usry, outreach coordinator for SKWFS.

Local police investigate burglaries

December 24, 2014


West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information on a group of robberies from early 2013.
n About 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, officers responded to the 2300 block of Old Tibbee Road in reference to a burglary of a business. According to the incident report, a 301-piece Pittsburgh tool set valued at about $300 was taken from the building. The owner reported that several car batteries were also stolen. The front door may been left unlocked, according to the owner.

First responders prepare

December 24, 2014


While many residents are opening presents under the tree or hosting meals with their loved ones, it's business as usual for local law enforcement and emergency personnel on Christmas.
While most agencies have reported call volume is lower on Christmas day, deputies still have their concerns, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. Brinkley said though office staff would not be working on Christmas, after hours emergency systems were in place and staff patrol units worked just as any other day.

December 23rd

VIDEO: What to watch for - Orange Bowl preview

December 23, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Orange Bowl matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Thomas proves QB leader

December 23, 2014


In the past years, the West Point Green Wave had numerous, prolific quarterbacks.
One in the more recent seasons was 2012 West Point High School graduate Tez Lane, who guided the 2011 team to the North State Championship before losing to the Starkville Yellow Jackets in overtime. Another signal caller was Justin Cox, a 2011 graduate of WPHS. Cox led West Point to back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010.

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.”

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