August 28th, 2014
West Point Police officers have made a second arrest in connection with a weekend assault that left a local man with a brain injury.
On Thursday, police arrested Marquavious McMillian, 20, of Aberdeen on suspicion of aggravated assault.
He is being housed in the Clay County Detention Center until arraignment.
See more in Friday's Daily Times Leader.
BY WILL NATIONS
Two of the most storied programs in Mississippi high school football meet for the fourth consecutive year in non-district competition. Though the game has few implications toward postseason berths and state championship aspirations, the game has developed a life of its own. So, why not play the four quarters on a special night?
West Point and South Panola, holders of 17 combined state championships, will take the stateâ€™s center stage at 7 p.m. tonight on McCallister Field at West Point High School.
Erline Pettit Guest, age 84, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mrs. Erline was born June 1, 1930, in the High Point Community of Winston County, the daughter of the late James William and Lucy Tollison Wray. She was a member of First Christian Church in West Point, where she was a member of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was retired from Bryan Foods. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands: Jessie Pettit, Tommy Guest, and Robert Williford and by sister, Jewel Frances Wray and brother, James Wray.
By Donna Summerall
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donated four books to the Bryan Public Library in West Point Monday. The sorority Arts and Letters Committee, made up of Naomi Kilgore, Ella Seay and Reita Humphries, represent the sorority in making a donation each year to the Bryan Public Library or the Churchill/Southside Elementary libraries, for 10 years, rotating between the two each year.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Anyone who braved the lines at Captain Dâ€™s during the restaurantâ€™s first week could attest to the success of the new brand in West Point. The restaurant, which opened Aug. 18, had the highest first week sales of any Captain Dâ€™s nationwide since the chain opened in 1969, according to Captain Dâ€™s Manager of Marketing Communications Rebecca Day.
Day said it was company policy not to release actual numbers, but that the West Point restaurant set a brand record.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point Board of Selectmen set the millage rate for the city and the West Point School District during a specially called meeting Wednesday at City hall.
The millage rate is based on the assessed value of property in the city and is used to calculate the amount for property taxes. The board voted to set the millage rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year at 94.81, which Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer said was the same as it was for the 2013-14 year.
Mary R. Cooper, age 89, passed away, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral services are noon, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Service Chapel with Robert Shamblin â€“ Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in
Visitation is 3 â€“ 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
High winds led to power outages Monday evening in certain areas of downtown West Point. Water and Light crews worked until after midnight to restore power to the affected areas.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said there were four total power outages around the downtown area, with the most significant being the block of Grove Street between Tournament and Travis streets.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
A 16-year-old capital murder case could potentially be re-opened as the man convicted filed a motion for post-conviction relief with the Clay County Circuit Court Tuesday.
Jeffrey Randle, of West Point, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1998. Randle was convicted for the Jan. 4, 1997 murder of West Point resident Willie Mae Sewell. He was charged with capital murder because Sewellâ€™s murder occurred during the commission of a robbery.
BY MARY GARRISON
Michael Williams has lived in a post-apocalyptic world for more than a year now.
The 27-year-old West Point filmmaker has been working with a cast and crew of fewer than 15 total to bring his first feature length production, â€śOzland,â€ť to life before the masses. And next week, heâ€™ll get his chance. â€śOzlandâ€ť will premiere for a test screening 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Malco Theaters in Columbus.