BY JOSH PRESLEY
West Point native Jim Crum may not be the real Santa Claus but he spends his time doing Santaâs work in the community.
Just about any time a West Point or Clay County resident sees a jolly old elf with a long white beard during the holiday season, that beard probably belongs to Crum. He said he started playing Santa in 2001 after a chance encounter at a supermarket.
West Point Police Department investigators have made two arrests in a weekend shooting incident that left two people injured.
Police apprehended Tommie Earl Malone, 16, and Tyron Cortez Coleman, 16, both of West Point, Wednesday evening in connection to the incident, according to a WPPD statement to media. Both Malone and Coleman were charged as adults on counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
BY WILL NATIONS
The football game is complete, the scoreboard is off and the cars, trucks and vans exit the gravel parking lots surrounding Hebron Christian Schoolâs football field. Once all is settled, usually 30 to 45 minutes after the final play and the final whistle, one family is still continuing the football coaching process.
A Friday night is typically a long one for Head Coach David Foster and his family.
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.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
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.
BY MARY GARRISON
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.
Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Orange Bowl matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
BY WILL NATIONS
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 âCityâ White, age 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Floy Dyer Manor Nursing Home in Houston.
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 â grandfather, James I. Rhea; his paternal great grandfather, Eugene Hicks; his paternal great grandfather, Harry Kibe; and his paternal great grandfather, Jerry Woods.