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July 10th, 2014

James Edward Springer

July 10, 2014

James Edward Springer, son of Ora and Martin Elbert Springer of Okolona, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014.

OHA, Hebron open softball practice

July 10, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

New faces, different games and a brand-new feeling of hope come at the beginning of a season. Both MAIS softball teams in Clay County would like to carry that hope throughout August and September.
Oak Hill and Hebron Christian opened full team practices in preparation for the late July start Monday. Both teams experienced difficult 2013 seasons, but both were confident for improved performance on the diamond this year.

Burglaries remain concern, priority for West Point officers

July 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Burglaries continued to be one of the main problems that troubled West Point Police Department investigators during the past month, and WPPD asks all residents to keep a check on their valuables.

US Marshals arrest local in armed robbery

July 10, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

A West Point man is in custody for an alleged May armed robbery incident through a collaborative effort from Starkville Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force Oxford Division.
According to an SPD press release, the Fugitive Task Force contacted the department Tuesday to notify officials that it had arrested 21-year-old Charterious “Little Murl” Moore on suspicion of armed robbery.

City approves LINK contract

July 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A development from Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting was the agreement for a new contract with Golden Triangle Development LINK. The city first entered into an agreement with the LINK in 2012
City Attorney Orland Richmond said the original agreement the city signed with the LINK was revised and restructured.

July 9th

Local man faces accessory charge in shooting case

July 9, 2014

DTL staff

A local man was arrested in connection to a weekend shooting at Oak Park Apartments on Cromwell Street in West Point.
According to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley, James Minor, 26, of 109 Cherry Lane in West Point, was arrested Saturday and charged with accessory after the fact.
Brinkley said officers were dispatched about 2 a.m. Saturday to 840 Cromwell St. in reference to a fight in progress. According to the incident report, the officers were en route to the scene when 911 dispatch informed them that shots had allegedly been fired.

Boulevard paving to begin this week

July 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The next step in the process of completing Yokohama Boulevard begins this week, as Eutaw Construction will commence paving the eastern part of the road Thursday.
The road, which stretches four miles from Highway 45 North to Barton Ferry Road, was one of things Yokohama Tire required from West Point and Clay County before it agreed to build a location here.
Calvert-Spradling Engineers President Robert Calvert said the groundwork for the road began in February, and construction crews began preparing the road for pavement about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

July 8th

Wayne Gwathney

July 8, 2014

Wayne Gwathney, age 68, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona.
Mr. Wayne was born Jan. 27, 1946, in Shelby, the son of the late John Walter and Garvis Christine Robertson Gwathney. He was raised in Louisville. He was the owner and operator of Wayne Construction Company. He was a Baptist. He married Carolyn Trulove Gwathney Dec. 22, 1967, in West Point. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by one sister: Joann Gwathney.

William Roye Carnell Sr.

July 8, 2014

William Roye Carnell Sr., age 65, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2014, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
He was born October 16, 1948, in New Albany, to the late David M. Carnell, Sr. and Mildred Irene (Roye) Carnell. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University where he lettered in football and was active in the M Club. He was a business entrepreneur and had numerous successful businesses in the Tupelo area over the years. He attended The Orchard in Tupelo.

City demolishes blighted properties

July 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Blighted properties and dilapidated buildings can be an eyesore for neighbors and passersby, and the city of West Point is taking steps to enhance beautification of the city's neighborhoods by demolishing these properties.
West Point Code Enforcement Officer Jeremy Klutts said the city is trying to clean up the neighborhoods, beginning last week with the demolition of two dilapidated houses on James Street and Meadowbrook Circle. The city demolished another abandoned home Monday on Crowell Street.

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