City of West Point recognizes Salvation Army captains

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WEST POINT – The City of West Point recognized Salvation Army Captains Guy and Monica Nickum for their service to the community at the regular city council meeting on Monday night.

The couple are expected to be relocated soon, but they have served the Troup County area for years and were instrumental in starting the Kettlebell Race that provided a fun competition between West Point and Hogansville teams while raising thousands of dollars for Salvation Army ministries.

“We want to recognize them and thank them for all of the work that they have done down in West Point,” said Councilwoman Sandra Thornton in an earlier work session. “It’s been absolutely amazing, the things that they have done.”

The church affiliated with the Salvation Army in LaGrange will go away when the Nickums leave, but the Salvation Army’s food, clothing and other assistance programs should continue. The councilmembers do not expect for the positions that the Nickums served in to be replaced in the near future.

The city also voted to change the meeting times for their work sessions to 5:15 p.m. for both Tuesday and Thursday sessions at the meeting to resolve reoccurring scheduling conflicts. The regular council meeting will remain at the same time. The next West Point City Council meeting is scheduled for Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.