Archive - Jan 2013
With Spring Training just weeks away, I canâ€™t be picked on too much for writing a baseball column.
Some might raise issue since we havenâ€™t gotten the Super Bowl played, but since there are no southern teams involved in that game, Iâ€™ll take the liberty of skipping ahead to the diamond.
I donâ€™t know how much our Clay County readers have been paying attention to the offseason, but some pretty special things have happened to one of our southern baseball teams.
That would be the Atlanta Braves.
Southen Ionics introduced several new employees to the West Point Corporate Office over the past weeks.
Diana Lowrimore moved to West Point at an early age; was home schooled and continued her education and received an Associates Degree in Electronic Technology from EMCC. She enjoys playing the piano and singing at her church. She and her husband Drew, make their home in West Point. She was previously employed with SiTel of Starkville. She is now Purchasing Coordinator for Southern Ionics.
The Menâ€™s Fifth Sunday Bible Class honored the late Norman Armstrong at the Bryan Public Library Friday afternoon. Men from the First Christian, First Presbyterian, First Methodist and First Episcopal Churches meet together on the fifth Sunday to study Godâ€™s word. The group began over 60 years ago. They have formed a benevolent society of which Armstrong was the treasurer. He was diligent in being a good steward and making sure that the gift was going to someone who was truly suffering a hardship. He is deeply mourned and missed by the West Point Community.
Youâ€™ve got to admit it. Having a street, road or highway named after you is a pretty amazing honor and means youâ€™ve gone out of your way for the community and done something entirely remarkable for lots of people.
Itâ€™s something that makes your family smile every time they drive past the sign and something that the honoree can be proud of and humbled by whether theyâ€™re still living or have passed on.
Jeannie Johnson Staten declared her intentions to take House District Seat 36 on Tuesday, becoming the fourth person to announce candidacy for the vacant seat to the Daily Times Leader.
With an election such as this, there are many candidates who come from many different backgrounds, whether it be law, industry, education or something else.
Staten herself has 27 years of experience in the classroom.
A retired teacher, the Clay County native says she has always had a profound interest in politics and the legislature.
It will be quite a busy election year for the Clay County Election Commission, who has already presided over one special election this month and who expects to preside over two more special elections later this year.
One of those special elections will fall in November and will be held to fill the vacant seat of Clay County prosecuting attorney.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas â€śStumpâ€ť Foreman, age 82, of Macon, were held Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment followed in Salem Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Diabetes Foundation, 16 Northtown Drive, Suite 100, Jackson, MSÂ 39211-3058. You may sign online guest book at www.cockrellfuneralhome.com.
Anna Dell Edwards McCary, age 88, passed away, on Monday, January 28, 2013, at West Point Community Living Center, in West Point. Mrs. McCary was born November 2, 1924, in Crawford, Miss., to the late Eva Upton and John Edwards. She was a Homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church. Anna Dell Edwards McCary married Harry Lester McCary April 25, 1940, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1998.
Guardsmen Corey Weaver and Matt Thompson get a juicy steak put on their plate by Cattlemenâ€™s Association cook Tracy Lofton on Saturday. The Cattlemenâ€™s Association fed members of the local National Guard troop who were stationed in Afghanistan until their return home in September. More pictures from the cookout are on page 3. Photo by Bryan Davis