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July 1st, 2014

WPPD takes over animal control

July 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Beginning July 1, the responsibility for West Point’s animal control enforcement will come under the control of the West Point Police Department.
Previously the city’s animal control officer fell under the banner of public works, but West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said the animal control officer didn’t have the authority to enforce city laws. He said the city has run into issues with animal control throughout the years because the officer didn’t have the authority to make arrests and enforce city code.

Officials urge fireworks safety

July 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With the July 4 holiday coming up, many residents will be barbecuing, boating and shooting off fireworks. Local officials urge citizens to take proper care during the holiday, and be as safe as possible while enjoying themselves.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said that it’s unlawful to shoot firecrackers in the city limits. He said the West Point Police Department will be responding to calls about fireworks in the city and will be issuing citations to residents violating the law.

Officials urge fireworks safety

July 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With the July 4 holiday coming up, many residents will be barbecuing, boating and shooting off fireworks. Local officials urge citizens to take proper care during the holiday, and be as safe as possible while enjoying themselves.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said that it’s unlawful to shoot firecrackers in the city limits. He said the West Point Police Department will be responding to calls about fireworks in the city and will be issuing citations to residents violating the law.

June 27th

Third annual ‘Head to Heels’ health fair slated for Saturday

June 27, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Upsilon Pi Omega chapter of Starkville are doing their part for the West Point community by sponsoring the “Head to Heels” Health Fair from 9 – 11 a.m. at the North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center.

Thefts remain police concern

June 27, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is advising all residents to keep a close check on their valuables, as burglaries continue to be an issue in the city. WPPD Chief Investigator Albert Lee said the summer months see more and more burglaries, especially of items that are outside and unsecured.

June 26th

Stanford brings veteran prowess, championship mentality to OHA

June 26, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Tony Stanford is not unfamiliar with constructing a championship-caliber team.
Coming to West Point, a town that owns eight state football titles between its two high school football programs, Stanford said he feels right at home and is excited to continue Oak Hill Academy’s recent gridiron success this season.

Good time, good causes

June 26, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department Sgt. Detective Albert Lee is hosting the third annual City League Charity Softball Tournament 7 p.m. Friday at West Point’s Sportsplex.
Lee said he would like for the community to come out and support the event with a turnout similar to last year’s large crowds. While admission is free, Lee said donations are accepted.
“I want to invite the city and people of West Point to come out and participate in this event,” Lee said. “I anticipate making this an annual event that stays around for a long time.”

Mildred Conlee Magers

June 26, 2014

Mildred Conlee Magers, 94, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Prentiss County to Gordon Emmitt Conlee and Gladys Hendrix Conlee. She married Charlie Raymond Magers Dec. 20, 1934, and worked for 33 years at Reed’s Manufacturing retiring as a supervisor. Upon retiring she worked at Harrisburg Baptist Church in the daycare. She was an extraordinary mother who loved cooking and caring for her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great - grandchildren. Mildred was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.

District Attorney’s office to brief businesses on HB 585

June 26, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Police Department is hosting a forum for a representative from the district attorney’s office to meet with local business owners and discuss a new law which lessens property crimes at 6 p.m. July 15 in the courtroom at the West Point Police Department.
Mississippi legislature passed House Bill 585 in March, and it will take effect July 1. The bill was intended to avert prison population growth, according to a statement from Gov. Phil Bryant’s office, but it will also change the definition of misdemeanor and felony charges.

County supports Cochran

June 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The dust has settled in the hotly contested race for the state’s Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate and, in the end, Mississippi stuck with the incumbent.

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