Archive - Dec 2013
Motorists in West Point may find theyâll have to find alternate routes through the city in the coming days. West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said Kansas City Southern was set to begin a series of projects on various railroad crossings which would reroute traffic throughout the weekend and into next week in some areas of West Point.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, crews will be working to lay new track and temporary filler on the west railroad crossing of Industrial Access Road beginning near Division Street.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
STARKVILLE â The Oktibbeha County Sheriffâs Department is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred late-night Wednesday.
According to Chad Garnett, OCSD chief deputy sheriff, at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday officers were dispatched to Old West Point Road in regards to a possible auto accident.
By Will Nations
PHEBA â Hebron Christian entered its Thanksgiving break after winning two games against District 3-A opponent Calhoun Academy and non-district opponent Winona Christian.
The Eagles did not lose their winning ways over the week long break as Landon Hill scored a game-high 20 points, Channing Tapley collected a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Hebron (3-1; 1-0 District 3-A) outpaced Grace Christian, 76-23, in a MAIS non-district contest Tuesday.
By Will Nations
BOYS: West Point 80, Okolona 36
OKOLONA â Tre Williams was in a shooting slump and hoped to get out of it in the near future.
Against Okolona, the senior shooting guard came out firing on all cylinders, knocking down eight points in the first quarter and helping West Point jump out to a 23-8 advantage.
âI have been in a slump for a minute, so I had to come in thinking âshoot,ââ Williams said. âMy teammates got me the ball and I got some wide open looks.â
Percy Brown Jr., age 59, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
Funeral services are noon, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at The Church House of Refuge with Pastor Thomas Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 â 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâs Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Keith Myrick, 65, passed away Wednesday, Dec.4, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Keith was born Jan. 11, 1948, in Laurel, to the late Clara Matthews and Raymond Dennis Myrick. He had worked for the City of West Point as Land Fill Security for 11 years and was a member of West End Baptist. He had a love for deer hunting and his dog Dolly. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Vietnam and was the reciepient of the Bronze Star medal. Dennis Keith Myrick married Deborah Craven Myrick, August 21, 1976, in Vernon, Ala.
By Donna Summerall
Civitan president Margaret Shelton presided over Wednesdayâs meeting of the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club and reminded the members that the clubâs Christmas party is noon, Dec. 18, at the Bryan Public Library. She said the raffle tickets for the Nook e â tablet would continue to be sold through Dec. 18, when the winner will be drawn during the Christmas party.
Shelton introduced the meetingâs speaker, Warren Stamps.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Pointâs First United Methodist Church is set to ring in the jubilation and Christmas spirit with its Good News Everywhere choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the FUMC sanctuary.
Rachel Delk, FUMC choir director, said the event will be filled to the brim with Christmas carols and exerts from scripture throughout the evening.
âWeâre singing a lot of Christmas carols,â said Delk. âWe want people to feel familiar with the music. They tend to enjoy traditional Christmas music.â
BY WILL NATIONS
Many Mississippi State football fans possibly did not expect a 6-6 record coming during the 2013 football season.
Possibly these fans were still inebriated by the success of baseball Head Coach John Cohen and the Diamond Dogs finishing second place to the UCLA Bruins at the College World Series in June, or maybe the eight-win season in 2012 gave the Bulldog faithful a new outlook on life. Either way, not many State fans thought the Bulldogs would be fighting for bowl eligibility in the final two weeks of the regular season.
BY MARY GARRISON
As of Nov. 18, residents of West Point have another local option in meeting their pharmaceutical needs, with the opening of Point City Drugs at 849 Highway 45 in West Point. And owners Scott Cooper and Blair Thompson are working to emphasize the local.