Archive - Feb 2013
When it was all said and done on Wednesday, five colleges, both in and out of state, got signatures from eight West Point High School seniors to play football in the fall.
The class includes Mario Virges (East Mississippi Community College), Tez Lane (Northeast Mississippi Community College), Freddie Reed (University of North Alabama), Lyndon Johnson (Holmes Community College), Ed Brown (Coastal Carolina), Eric Lemus (East Mississippi Community College), Treâ Bennett (Holmes Community College) and Terence âT.J.â Minor (East Mississippi Community College).
The United States Northern District Court of Mississippi is proceeding this month with a lawsuit filed against two West Point police officers accused of assaulting and wrongfully arresting Clay County resident Gregory Brooks.
Brooks filed a lawsuit in September alleging that for no reason these two officers assaulted him and took him to jail after Brooks reportedly called officers out to his home to press charges against his sister for telephone harassment.
Robbie Mary Morton age 87, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013. at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral services are Friday, February 8, 2013, at noon from Towncreek M.B. Church with the Rev. Charles Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Towncreek M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 3 â 6 p.m. from Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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 Carterâs 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 Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâs 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.
âWe want to interact with the kids and have fun,â said Beal. âWe 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
It is often said that âchildren are our most valuable resources.â
If that is coming out of a parentâs 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 donât receive the regular maintenance they need to stay in tip-top condition.
But that doesnât mean these travelers like having their vehicles beat up and bruised by roads heavy with dangerous potholes and roads that are very off level.