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August 18th, 2012

Prairie Arts Festival drawing near again

August 18, 2012

With the Prairie Arts Festival just two weeks away the volunteers that help make this event the success it is are hard at work.
The Prairie Arts Festival committee has been meeting every week working on the details and getting ready for approximately 300 vendors that will descend on West Point Labor Day weekend.

Business owner proposes two-hour parking on Main

August 18, 2012

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader

It seems that over the last 12 months or so, at least four new businesses have opened up along East Main Street, making the demand for parking on Main Street much higher than it was two or three years ago.
With more businesses downtown comes more customers, and with limited parking on Main Street, where are customers to go?

August 11th

Legion Team Honored in 2002, Dissolved in 2006 (Part 5)

August 11, 2012

The 2002 Bryan Packers got together one last time as a team. 
In October of that year, the Packers were invited as guests of the American Legion to watch the first two games of the Major League World Series at International Field of Anaheim in California. 
Charlie Sheen, Danny Devito, Denise Richards and Kobe Bryant were also in the stands in Anaheim.

August 8th

Jenice C. Allgood

August 8, 2012

Jenice C. Allgood

Jenice C. Allgood, age 39, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
She was a graduate of Starkville High School and East Mississippi Community College School of Nursing and a former employee of Rolling Hills Nursing Home and The Lodge. She was a member of Left Field Lounge and a devoted baseball mom for 13 years. She was a loving sister and wonderful daughter.
She is preceded in death by her father, Larry Allgood and her grandparents: Wesley and Pauline Poole.

Velma Griffin Long

August 8, 2012

Velma Griffin Long

Velma Griffin Long, age 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at her home surrounded by family.
She was born in Pontotoc County, August 9, 1924. A graduate of Blue Mountain College with a major in Mathematics, she taught school at Glendale and Corinth High School. She worked as a bookkeeper at Long Wholesale Distributors, Inc. and also was a licensed realtor with Bailey Williams Realty for many years.
A member of First Presbyterian EPC of Corinth, she served as Elder, Deacon, President of the WOC, church bookkeeper, and Sunday school teacher.

August 6th

Darrell Myers

August 6, 2012

Darrell Myers

Darrell Myers, age 59, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home.
He was born July 30, 1953, in West Point, to the late Bill Myers and Maycel Charles Myers. He was a former supervisor for Clay County, serving for 11 years. When serving as supervisor, Mr. Myers was on the GTPD Board and the Education Committee for the M.A.S. He was a contractor and retired dairy farmer.

August 3rd

ACLU plans protest against Hinds “sagging pants” law

August 3, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union will not be outside of any Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Hinds County this week.
The famous civil liberties watchdog group will be focusing its attentions on Hinds’ recent ordinance making it illegal for individuals to wear sagging pants.
The ACLU claims that the laws and others like it unfairly target black men and it says that the law is a violation of freedom of expression.

Brinkley: Town Creek Apartments violence a “public safety issue”

August 3, 2012

Fights, stabbings and frequent gunfire sound like a description of the Old West.
This is a sad reality for the law abiding residents of Town Creek Square Apartments in West Point. So much so that West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley is treating the small complex’s violence problems as an issue of public safety.
“We recognize that we have a public safety issue with Town Creek Apartments,” Brinkley said on Friday, just after talking to the apartment’s management “We have strived to work with the complex managers to make that apartment complex a safer environment for the residents.”

Police seek Haughton for aggravated assault

August 3, 2012

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

In the early hours of Friday morning, the West Point Police Department responded to three separate domestic disturbances at Town Creek Square Apartments.
The second incident resulted in a laceration wound on individual, and a warrant has been issued for Lantra Haughton for aggravated assault.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said on Friday that the initial call was put in just after midnight, and it was pertaining to a disturbance and a man lying on the ground at the rear of the apartment.

August 2nd

James Anderson Curry

August 2, 2012

James Anderson Curry

James Anderson Curry, age 83, passed away Saturday, July, 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church, with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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