Archive - Feb 5, 2013
Douglas Ellis Ward age 69, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Abbott Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Every 23 seconds a student drops out of school. The group with Go Hard Mississippi, a drop out preventative program want to change that, at least in Mississippi schools. Aldric Beal of Newton, and a graduate of Newton High School, has been with the program for two years and wants to get teens excited about staying in school.
â€śWe want to interact with the kids and have fun,â€ť said Beal. â€śWe try to throw in a few life lessons and hope the message will stick with them. They need to stay in school and prepare for their future. I hope a few of them get that.â€ť
It is often said that â€śchildren are our most valuable resources.â€ť
If that is coming out of a parentâ€™s mouth, it is probably meant with the best of intentions.
If those are the words of a politician or a political change agent, the meaning is likely entirely different.
While parents naturally see children as the next in line to take up the torch for the previous generation, politicians view kids as nothing more than human resources or pawns.
Growing up in the country, many Clay County residents have pretty much become accustomed to traveling over bumpy, dirt and gravel country roads that donâ€™t receive the regular maintenance they need to stay in tip-top condition.
But that doesnâ€™t mean these travelers like having their vehicles beat up and bruised by roads heavy with dangerous potholes and roads that are very off level.
Over the past two weeks, the West Point Police Department Investigation Division has worked several burglary cases.
The Police Departmentâ€™s investigators are tracking leads to some of the suspects in several cases investigators are currently working on. The Investigation Division does have information that some of the items related to the burglary cases have been sold. The Police Department is asking anyone who may have purchased any of the following items or knows anyone who has purchased them to please come forward.