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January 14th, 2015

Village Post Office opens in West Point

January 14, 2015


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.

Capital murder trial delayed

January 14, 2015

DTL staff

The trial of Brittania Smith has been pushed back to April, after Smith made a motion of indigency during this week's Clay County Circuit Court term.
Smith, 24, of West Point, was charged with capital murder in connection with the December 2013 death of her 2-month-old son Brinston Smith.

January 13th

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 13, 2015


Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm

Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

Katherine Marie Caldwell-Hannah

January 13, 2015

Katherine Marie Caldwell-Hannah, age 75, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are noon today, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, from St. Paul M.B. Church, with Rev. Eddie A. Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy McGibbony Goode

January 13, 2015

Peggy McGibbony Goode, age 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

Locals to celebrate King with Monday ceremony

January 13, 2015

By Donna Summerall

The annual commemorative march and celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. begins at 9 a.m. Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with participants waving signs, carrying banners, singing and keeping the dream and the legacy of the slain civil rights activist alive. The march ends at Central School with the celebration continuing at the Center Stage auditorium. Churches, organizations and clubs were encouraged to bring banners to show their representation at the march, according to event coordinator Anna Hayford-Jones.

City looks to set new fire chief tonight

January 13, 2015


The West Point Fire Department has been without a chief since Johnny Littlefield stepped down in May, and city officials look to fill the position during tonight's board meeting at City Hall.
Mayor Robbie Robinson said the city's public safety office and West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones completed the interview process in December.

Local gets 20 years in MDOC

January 13, 2015


A West Point man was sentenced to 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) during Monday's Clay County Circuit Court session.
Lonnie Roby, 38, of West Point, was sentenced to 25 years in MDOC for burglary of a dwelling with 15 years suspended, and 10 years for armed robbery. Roby pleaded guilty to the two charges and will serve both sentences consecutively.

January 12th

Pro Football Playoff Recap

January 12, 2015


Seattle 31 (13-4) vs

Carolina 17 (8-9-1)

Lady Raiders hold on over Lady Panthers

January 12, 2015


The Oak Hill Lady Raiders are not going to look back and overanalyze this win.
Oak Hill watched an 11-point advantage dwindle into single digits in the second half but survived as Canton Academy missed a last second 3-pointer, 31-28, in a MAIS District 2-AA game Friday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.

Scott Lashley stands out of a crowd with an intimidating 6-foot-7 and 300-pound frame. These...
The Oxford Lady Chargers (22-7) used a strong first-half finish and 11 total 3-pointers,...
The West Point Lady Wave might garner a little more respect with its current form on the basketball...



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