Archive - Oct 2013
Victor Chism, 72, passed away, on Friday, October 11, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center,
in Starkville. He was born June 10, 1941 in Monroe County Mississippi to the late Miriam Roberts Chism and Albert
Doyle Chism. Mr. Chism was a Dye Setter for Blazon Flexible Flyer for 35 years and was of the Penetecostal faith. Victor
Chism married Eunice Oswalt Chism on June 5, 1965, in West Point.
Visitation with a gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Raymond Andrew Winters, age 68, of Ethelsville, AL passed away at the residence of his sister on Oct 10, 2013, surrounded by family, after a hard fought bout with prostate cancer.
Gordon "Smokey" Pettit, 73, passed away, on Monday, October 14, 2013 at his home, in West
Point. Gordon "Smokey" Pettit was born February 19, 1940 in Houston, Mississippi to the late Syble Iris Walters Pettit
and Perry James Pettit. He was a B Fitter-Welder for Babcock & Wilcox Company for 33 years. He was of the
Methodist faith. Gordon Stewart Pettit married Patsy Beatrice Merideth Pettit on June 18, 1961 in Walthall, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother
The Clay County chapter of the United Way is set to host its Campaign Kickoff Luncheon noon Oct. 24 at the Civic.
Bobby Cole, local author of The Dummy Line and Moon Underfoot, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
United Way raises and allocates funds for 14 human service organizations serving the residents of Clay County. Stacy Hays, executive director of United Way of Clay County, explained that these agencies touch the lives of thousands of people each year.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
If one happens to stroll by the West Point Police Department Saturday morning, he or she might notice something amiss taking place in the parking lot for all to see.
Rest assured, it will not be a crime scene. Those typically arenâ€™t scheduled in advance.
Take a few, maybe even 10 or 20, steps toward the gathering and lend an observational eye.
Those are bike helmets, and thereâ€™s not a single price tag on the lot of them.
Children with bikes but no helmet are the focus of a cooperative effort by both the city and WPPD.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK has hit a crossroads in light of a recent vacancy of the Vice President of Economic Development position in Clay County.
Previous occupant of the position, Ron Maloney, was part of the collective which assisted in bringing about the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Plant to boost West Pointâ€™s industrial presence on the national stage. However, Maloney recently accepted a position in his hometown of Pennsylvania.
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It is shaping up to be a busy week for Oak Hill senior Maegan Ellis.
Like any high school Homecoming maid, Ellis is having to decide on a dress to wear during the festivities on Friday â€“ though her mother, Gigi, said one dress was already selected. The dress right now though is paired with a pair of cleats, an aluminum bat and a leather glove, as Ellis was selected to represent Oak Hill in the MAIS annual All-Star Softball event today at Jackson Prep in Flowood.
â€śWe do have a dress picked out,â€ť Gigi said. â€śThe only thing is can we find some time for school this week.â€ť
Teachers and principals of West Point School District elementary schools met after school Monday to hear Carol W. Paola, Mississippi Association for Gifted Children executive director, talk about how important the gifted program is to elementary students who qualify.
The West Point Police Department is expecting to welcome a new member to the family in the not-so-distant future.
Many thanks to a grant awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program (culminating to CHP), the WPPD achieved what, for the longest time, seemed like a pipe dream, said WPP Chief Tim Brinkley.
In words of folk legend Bob Dylan, â€śYou better start swimminâ€™ or youâ€™ll sink like a stone, for the times, they are a changinâ€™,â€ť at least thatâ€™s how West Point Growth Alliance Director Cynthia Wilson looks at it. As such, Wilson and the Growth Alliance are actively promoting C Spireâ€™s newly announced 1-gigabit fiber to home initiative, in hopes of keeping West Point up to speed on changing technology and more competitive in the world of economic development.