Landmark Waverly home vandalized for second time in 3 months

January 15, 2017 in News

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) – A landmark Clay County antebellum home has been vandalized for the second time in three months. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott tells The Commercial Dispatch […]

Coroner: Couple dies following West Point house fire

May 24, 2016 in News

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) – Officials say a couple has died after a house fire in West Point. Local media outlets report Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter says 84-year-old Jack […]

Black women at West Point caught up in photo controversy

May 16, 2016 in News

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK (AP) Self-expression is hardly a part of life for cadets at the U.S. Military Academy. So it was far from ordinary when 16 black women put their […]

Slow economic growth dogs Mississippi as election looms

October 28, 2015 in Business

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — The economy has gotten a lot better for Era Walker. The West Point resident has gone from making $9.75 an hour at a pig farm […]

Man beaten at Mississippi restaurant told ‘it wasn’t safe for whites’; police announce arrest

August 26, 2014 in News, The Buzz

WEST POINT, Mississippi (AP) — The West Point police chief says an Okolona man has been arrested in an assault that seriously injured a man. Chief Tim Brinkley says he […]

Body of black man found in creek

July 20, 2012 in News, Police Report, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land WEST POINT – Authorities in Clay County said the body of a black man was found in a local creek Wednesday, and they’re asking for the public’s […]

Clay County U.S. Marine dies after training exercise

May 10, 2012 in News, Obituaries, Statewide News

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. – Funeral services are planned tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Prairie for a U.S. Marine who died after a training exercise in North Carolina on April 30. […]