Archive - Oct 2013
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.
Carterâs 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 Mississippiâs 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 Pointâs 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 Sheriffâs 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.
PHEBA â Hebron Christian (6-3; 3-0 District 7-A) scored three touchdowns with runs from seniors Justin Gordon and Brandon England in its first five offensive plays en route to a shellshocking win over Friendship Christian, 52-6, in a MAIS non-district eight-man tilt on the campus of Hebron Christian School as a part of senior night.
"I had good effort from my guys," Hebron Christian Head Coach David Foster said. "We spread the ball around running it and we got to play a lot of our younger guys. I think we are a different ball club than we were when the season started."
By Will Nations
Last week against Lake Cormorant, the Green Wave were unfazed by a 21-point deficit at halftime, scoring 24 points to win its second consecutive district game.
The story was not much different in week 10 as West Point (5-4; 3-2 District 1-5A) scored 29 points in the final two quarters after trailing by eight points to beat Saltillo, 43-22, in a MHSAA District 1-5A contest Friday night at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
The Oak Hill Raiders (5-5; 2-3 District 2-AA) ended its regular season on a low note with a loss to the Leake Academy Rebels (7-3; 5-0 District 2-AA) 35-0 Friday night on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point on senior night.
Marshall Henry âSonnyâ Austin, Jr.
Marshall Henry "Sonny" Austin, Jr., 71, passed away, on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at West
Point Community Living Center. He was born October 20, 1942 in Lauderdale County Mississippi to the late Girtie
Barnette Austin and Marshall Henry Austin, Sr. âSonnyâ was a Truck Driver and of the Baptist faith. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Berlin Crisis.
BY MARY GARRISON
Travion Clay was just 4 years old when doctors told his mother, Sanreca, that her son likely would not live through the year.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The Mississippi Attorney Generalâs Office issued an alert in reference to a recent scam regarding the Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation involving the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The aforementioned litigation was the product of a collective effort on behalf of African-American farmers to memorialize and receive recompense from the alleged discrimination of black farmers by the USDA.