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February 11th, 2015

Statewide tornado drill set for Wed.

February 11, 2015


A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. today, and local officials urge residents to participate in the drill with the goal of helping everyone learn life-saving rules.
Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard said one of the most important things in being prepared for severe weather is having a plan.
"Tornadoes are quick and may occur with little advance warning, so don't wait until the tornado is at your doorstep," Blissard said.

February 10th

Weekend crash causes power outage

February 10, 2015


An early morning wreck left four residents without power and damaged power, cable and water lines Saturday in West Point.
According to the incident report, Justin Crawford, of West Point, ran through a stop sign, fire hydrant and eventually two power poles at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday on Calhoun Street. The power pole broke into four parts and a piece landed on top of the car.

Valentine Bake Sale slated for Friday

February 10, 2015

By Donna Summerall

Friends of the Library will host its 6th annual Valentine Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. The fundraiser for the BPL Summer Reading Program will offer sweet treats with a valentine theme.
“We've been having the bake sale for six years now,” Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library said. “We hope all the members of Friends and those who just want to support the library and the Summer Reading Program will donate baked goodies to sell.”

February 9th

Nunnelee dies in Tupelo home

February 9, 2015


Just one week after staff members confirmed that U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) had elected to seek hospice care within his home for an inoperable brain tumor, came the news that the congressman had died.
Elizabeth Parks, spokeswoman for the congressman, issued a statement on behalf of the Nunnelee family Friday afternoon which read simply, “Congressman Alan Nunnelee has gone home to be with Jesus. He was well loved and will be greatly missed.”

Coroner's office gets an upgrade

February 9, 2015


A coroner's job is, essentially, to deal with death. The coroner is responsible for determining the cause and manner of death, and communicating with law enforcement and families.
Alvin Carter, Jr., who also owns and operates Carter's Mortuary Service in West Point, has been the Clay County Coroner since 2002. He said that throughout the last couple years he's made an effort to modernize the department.

Art students create tribute to Brown

February 9, 2015

By Donna Summerall

Sabrina Campbell's art class at West Point High School, much like the entire West Point School District, is mourning the loss of classmate Henry Brown. Brown, 18 of West Point, died Wednesday of respiratory complications due to Down's Syndrome.The class created a tribute and presented it to Brown's family at visitation Friday night at Calvary Baptist Church.

February 6th

Library young adult section expands

February 6, 2015

By Donna Summerall

Publishing houses are exploding with new novels written for the young adult market. The “Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” and “City of Bones” are book series geared toward the reader ages 12 - 18. The young adult section at the Bryan Public Library in West Point reflects the trend and is expanding by adding books written with teens as its primary market.

Police seeking auto burglary information

February 6, 2015


West Point Police Department investigators are looking into a series of automobile burglaries from the past week.

Access road speed: 45 mph

February 6, 2015


The Clay County Board of Supervisors set the speed limit for Yokohama Boulevard at its meeting Thursday, and motorists on the new road will need to keep it at 45 mph.
County Engineer Robert Calvert said the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction informed him that the board was required to set the speed limit itself before posting signage.

February 5th

West Point splits district doubleheader

February 5, 2015


COLUMBUS — The West Point basketball teams split a District 2-5A basketball doubleheader with the New Hope Lady Trojans and Trojans Tuesday night at New Hope High School.
In boys’ action, New Hope used double-figure scoring from four starters, dispatching the West Point Green Wave (13-12; 0-5 District 2-5A), 72-55.

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