Archive - Oct 29, 2013
By Will Nations
The West Point Green Wave (5-4; 3-2 District 1-5A) scored 29 unanswered points in the second-half to defeat district opponent Saltillo, 43-22, after trailing by eight points at halftime in a MHSAA contest Friday at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
Recovering a Saltillo onside kick to start the third-quarter, the Wave marched behind five Aeris Williams carries to later find pay dirt on a Quincy Starks' 21-yard touchdown carry. The touchdown run sparked the second-half rally.
Kate Dell Frazier, 98, a homemaker, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at the Windsor Place in Columbus. Ms. Frazier was born Jan. 8, 1915, in Crawford. She was a member of Bevils Hill Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Ms. Frazier are Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Sturgis Cemetery, with Rev. Robert T. Wilbur officiating. Interment will follow in the Sturgis Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Leona Bowen age 57, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Union Baptist Church in Una, with Rev. John Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Carterâ€™s Funeral Services in Columbus is in charge of arrangements.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point residents can expect to be greeted by the familiar sirens of warning as the state partakes in a statewide tornado drill scheduled to occur 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.
As November creeps up, so too does the frequency of tornadoes that will inevitably leave their marks on Mississippiâ€™s wide open terra.
According to a press release provided by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), between 1950 and 2012, 229 tornadoes struck in November alone.
By Donna Summerall
The concept of Halloween has often been greeted with mixed emotions, but some of West Pointâ€™s citizens are hoping to change that. This year, area churches and pastors banded together to start what they hope to be an annual tradition: Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest is an alternative to Halloween. The event is from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Community Counseling Services gymnasium.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department (CCSD) nabbed one of its most wanted offenders Oct. 22.
Long after being indicted in April 2012, West Point resident Quinshon Rice, 24, was recently arrested by the West Point Police Department following a routine response to a call regarding a possible disturbance of the peace. With two felony capias warrants from the CCSD along with a bench warrant from the Municipal Court to his name for alleged possession of cocaine and sale of marijuana, Rice was only able to elude law enforcement for so long.