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West Point police invite public to turn in guns

Posted 1/27/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Police Department is encouraging area residents to turn over unregistered firearms Saturday at the police department at 310 E. Westbrook Ave.

 

 

Drug cases yield prison sentences in Clay

Posted 1/26/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- Five cases involving cocaine or methamphetamine yielded guilty pleas and lengthy prison sentences during the January term of Clay County Circuit Court, which concluded Jan. 20.

 

 

Alabama hit again by tornadoes; 2 dead, 100 hurt

Posted 1/24/2012 in Area

OAK GROVE, Ala. -- Knowing this community's history of tornadoes, Jhan Powers gets nervous anytime violent weather rolls in. While her house was spared this time, a tornado demolished nearby mobile homes -- all of which were just a short drive from a path of destruction cut just last year by a deadly twister.

 

 

Man found guilty in second murder trial

Posted 1/23/2012 in Area

MERIDIAN -- Julius Wesley Kiker, of Lucedale, has been convicted for a second time in the shooting death of his wife, Renee Kiker, at their Lucedale home on March 6, 2002.

 

 

Columbus-Lowndes Development Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Area

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at today's quarterly meeting.

 

 

Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Area

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.

 

 

TOPSoccer program coming to Columbus

Posted 1/14/2012 in Area

Thomas Velek's desk could serve as a makeshift soccer field.

 

 

Former New Hope principal takes lead at Aberdeen schools

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

ABERDEEN -- Former Lowndes County administrator Bobby Eiland was named interim superintendent of Aberdeen schools at a school board meeting Wednesday.

 

 

West Point police increase patrol after shooting deaths, burglaries

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Police Department is putting more officers in the streets after burglaries and two deaths. Tuesday, the West Point Board of Selectmen hired three new police officers.

 

Welcome to the Legion: World War II veteran, Starkville resident to receive French honor

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

STARKVILLE -- When a Starkville man graduated high school in the 1940s, there was little doubt what his next move would be. The United States was in the heart of World War II, and any able-bodied man was bound for military service, either by choice or through the draft.

 

Navistar to provide $880M in upgrades for military vehicles

Posted 1/11/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- Navistar Defense, LLC received a $880 million delivery order Tuesday to upgrade 2,717 International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

 

 

Police recover counterfeit money, arrest one

Posted 1/11/2012 in Area

Area law enforcement agencies are investigating numerous reports of counterfeit money. West Point Assistant Police Chief Avery Cook said his department made one arrest Friday -- Quenton Davis, 21, of 16 Redbird Lane in Aberdeen, who was charged with counterfeiting. He was released on bond Saturday.

 

 

Smithville bank robbed; suspects in custody

Posted 1/10/2012 in Area

SMITHVILLE -- Monroe County law enforcement officials arrested a Tupelo woman on a charge of armed robbery Tuesday after a Renasant Bank branch in Smithville was robbed at around 11:30 a.m. A male was taken into custody later in the day in Lee County but was released without being charged.

 

 

Arkansas man dies after electrocution in Monroe

Posted 1/8/2012 in Area

An Arkansas man visiting family for the holidays died New Year's Eve after a metal pole he was moving made contact with a power line.

 

 

Woman who hit cyclist appeals $50 fine

Posted 1/5/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- The Clay County woman found guilty of negligence and fined $50 for running over Starkville cyclist Jan Morgan has filed an appeal.

 

Rescued Macon dogs ready for adoption

Posted 1/5/2012 in Area

It's been a difficult month for the neglected herd of dogs and the volunteers who rescued them from a residence on Firetower Road in Macon and took them to a makeshift shelter for medical treatment and eventual adoption.

Police chief: Murder victim 'fired at for no reason;' suspect mistook firecrackers for gunfire (updated 4:57 p.m.)

Posted 1/3/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- Details of the murder of Starkville High School student Devin Mitchell have emerged. Mitchell, who was murdered early New Year's Day, was visiting relatives at Ridgewood Apartments on East Main Street when he was shot by Tavaris F. Collins, according to police.

Starkville High student murdered in West Point; 31-year-old man in custody

Posted 1/1/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- Starkville High School junior Devin Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at the Ridgewood Apartments at 1311 E. Main St. in West Point. Clay County 911 received calls at 2:55 a.m. of gunshots fired near the complex. Officers arrived and found Mitchell, 16, of Starkville, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo where he died as a result of his injuries, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said. WPPD has arrested Tavaris F. Collins, 31, aka "Frog" and charged him with murder. Brinkley said a motive for the murder is still under investigation.

 

Officials on fireworks: Obey the law; stay safe

Posted 12/31/2011 in Area

 

 

Cow killed, car towed after crash

Posted 12/29/2011 in Area

CLAY COUNTY -- A mother and infant child escaped injury after their car collided with a cow Tuesday night. The cow wasn't as fortunate.

 

 

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