West Pointâ€™s Secret Santa is calling it quits.
It is a most regretful decision for Darlene Cox, who has walked countless miles of West Point streets for the past eight years, collecting Christmas gifts for the needy children of this community.
Already documented is the fact that Coxâ€™s December 21, 2012 Secret Santa giveaway at Marshall Park turned to chaos, as gifts designated for three specific needy families were grabbed up by the unruly crowd.
The city of West Point issued a Boil-Water Alert Friday for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Clay County.
This affects approximately 40 customers on East Broad Street.
Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a pressure loss due to construction.
Hard work certainly does pay off as evidenced Thursday night by the Criminal Investigation Division of the West Point Police Department, which arrested one individual from Mississippi in connection to the recent bomb threats in the city.
After an intensive investigation by the WPPD, in cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies and several wireless service providers, police were able to nab a suspect, whose identity and place of incarceration is not being disclosed at this time.
America Reads tutors at West Clay Elementary School decided to teach the students about the true meaning of Christmas. Beverly McKinney and Wyvonia Webb organized a Can Food Drive to help the student to realize the importance of giving back. The drive was held December 10 - 21. The students at West Clay Elementary did a fantastic job. They collected a total of 240 cans of food items to be given to the Clay County Food Pantry to assist those who are less fortunate. Submitted Photo
WEST POINT, -Justin Wofford got possibly the most unusual Christmas present ever from his new friend, Jimmy Gentry of Las Vegas. But itâ€™s one that he nor Gentry will ever forget.
Gentry, 46, grew up in Los Angeles, moved to Tampa, Fla., and then settled in Las Vegas about eight years ago. His parents, Bill and Sandy, retired to West Point several years ago.
The Lady Raiders have been absolutely dominant this season and it is only the end of December. Once again Oak Hill put on commanding performances at the Immanuel Christmas Tournament as the Lady Raiders defeated both of their opponents and very easily to say the least.
The Raiders, over the holiday break, participated in the Immanuel Christmas Tournament. Oak Hill split their two games at the tournament with one loss to Columbus High School on Thursday and a tight victory over single-A Winona Christian 64-60 on Friday.
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad managed to get a few easy practices against East Webster and Winona Christian in Immanuelâ€™s Christmas tournament in Columbus. Winning both games by a convincing margin, Oak Hill comes out of the first half of the season with a 16-3 record.
The Oak Hill Raiders made a brief return to the hardwood on Thursday and Friday to participate in Immanuelâ€™s Christmas tournament in Columbus to stay in game shape for critical games coming up in early January. The Raiders faced off early Thursday afternoon against Columbus High and lost 64-42 before rebounding against Winona the following night in a 60-56 barn burner.