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Friday's blast from the past

May 29, 2015

This picture was taken for the Daily Times Leader in the 50's one year just after school was out for the summer. The photo was provided by Judy M. Staggers of West Point, who is the little girl being cautioned about crossing the street by the Chief of Police "Mr" Roy Bruce. The young boy in the picture is unknown. Bruce was also the one time editor of the DTL and the Bruce name is still well known in West Point.

B B King

May 27, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tn-The city of Memphis is saying farewell to blue legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street on Wednesday. King's body will be taken to Indianola, Ms. for this funeral on Saturday.

West Point Weekend: What to do in town this weekend

May 27, 2015

This weekend at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, All Things Great and Small, an exhibit of paintings by Starkville artist Betty McDonald Wilson opens with a reception 2:00-3:30p.m.

Little Miss Clay County Pageant – The Clay County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting the “Little Miss Clay County Pageant” at 6 p.m. at Center Stage in Central School. The pageant is open to girls ages 5 – 8, in casual, church and formal wear. Tickets are $5.

Also don't forget the West Point Memorial Day celebration, Saturday at city hall starting at noon.

Sports: photo of the week

May 26, 2015

With the school year over, it is now time for the younger players to strut their stuff. In this picture, several West Point t-ball players work on their fundamentals.

Looking ahead: This Week in West Point

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day activities will continue this week as the City of West Point will be hosting a Memorial Day celebration on Saturday May 30 at noon at the West Point City Hall upstairs conference room. The event is set to correspond with the historical celebration of Memorial Day.

The West Point Farmers' Market is heating up again this week on Thursday as the Market enters its second week.

With graduation behind us, this week marks the start of summer for several area school kids.

The week in review: The West Point Farmers Market is open for business

May 23, 2015

West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson got the festivities started this week as the west Point Farmers' Market got underway. The market will run Thursdays throughout the summer. Check out Friday's Daily Times Leader for more details.

Also, check out Thursday's DTL where we outline the candidates for Mississippi's First Congressional District. Republican Trent Kelly and Democrat Walter Zinn Jr. are the last two men standing and will face each other in a runoff election June 2.

This weekend in West Point

May 14, 2015

The West Point Arts Council is hosting Sunday at the Center this weekend at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts. The program involves the Yes MAM Trio and a flashback to music of our yesteryear from the 1940s.

What is going on in West Point: Week of May 11th

May 11, 2015

This week the West Point Growth Alliance will be hosting "Business After Hours" at the Old Waverly Golf Club May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event promises to be an opportunity for all of the Golden Triangle businesses to come together to share and network.
Oak Hill Academy will have a chance to do something it hasn't done in 25 years, win a state championship. This would be the school's first state baseball title. Tomorrow night they play at Oak Hill, with the final two games in Clinton, Louisiana.

What is going on in West Point this week

May 4, 2015

School is winding down this month here in West Point. Temperatures this week may reach 90 degrees by this weekend. Our local weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies throughout the week with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Relay for Life set for May 15

April 20, 2015

By Donna Summerall

Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate, it impacts people of all races, religions and socio – economic backgrounds. No one is immune, and there is no one the disease has not touched.
The American Cancer Society sponsors the Relay For Life events both as a fundraiser and a way to raise awareness both of those who survive and those who have lost the fight.
Clay County Relay For Life (CCRFL) is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Sally Kate Winters Park.

Clay County Circuit term wraps up

April 20, 2015


The April term of Clay County Circuit Court concluded Friday, and the term saw trials and sentences for aggravated assault, burglary, drug charges and murder.
Tammy Ott White, 52, of Cedar Bluff, received a 20 year sentence on three counts of sale of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine. Of the 20 years, 17 were suspended and White will be required to serve three years in Mississippi Department of Corrections and pay $250 in restitution with a $1,000 fine.

WP to participate in Great American Cleanup May 2

April 20, 2015


If you want to get down and dirty with your local elected officials in West Point, Saturday May 2 may be your opportunity as part of Great American Cleanup Day. The event, which will be a joint effort of the City of West Point and the West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance in partnership with Keep Mississippi Beautiful will begin at 9 a.m. May 2.

Two men indicted in Huddle House beating

April 17, 2015


Two men were indicted by the Clay County grand jury on aggravated assault charges this week in relation to alleged beating from August in the Huddle House parking lot in West Point.
Courtez McMillian, 23, of Okolona, and Marquavious McMillian were arrested on August in connection with an alleged assault that left West Point man Ralph Weems IV with a brain injury, and were arraigned Wednesday.

Early College High School nearing fall opening

April 17, 2015


The Early College High School at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle Campus is nearing the final stages of an application process which will bring 60 students to the Mayhew location in the fall.
Jill Savely, who will be the principal of the new school when it opens later this year, spoke to members of the West Point Rotary Club Thursday regarding current updates to the school.

MORA at NMMC to raise awareness for organ donation

April 17, 2015

By Donna Summerall

No one wants to think about organ donations while they are young, healthy and living life to the fullest. But organ donation is a kind, selfless action that can help so many people. According to the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA,) 123,000 people are on a waiting list for a donor organ. In the state of Mississippi that number is 1,400. Each day, 18 people die waiting for a transplant. Just one donor can save the lives of up to eight people and enhance the lives of more than 50 others, according to MORA.

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