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July 17th

Tierra Shardae Cooperwood

July 17, 2013

Tierra Shardae Cooperwood, an infant age two months, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at her home in West Point.
Graveside services are Friday, July 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Al Lathan, Sr., officiating. Visitation is today, Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel from 2 – 4 p.m.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage may soon affect all

July 17, 2013

As all should be aware by now, the U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down a ruling that may soon affect all states in the way they handle laws regarding marriage. Let us take a closer look at the precise ruling in the June 26 case of U.S. v. Windsor.

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McClure sentenced for manslaughter

July 17, 2013

Walter Raymond McClure had very few words to say to the court after confessing Wednesday to shooting and killing his son, Michael Shane, back in June of 2011.

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BancorpSouth hosts Japanese etiquette luncheon in preparation for Yokohama’s arrival

July 17, 2013

Kumi Richardson has been bowing since she was 5 years old.
A native of Japan, Richardson is a Premier Banking Specialists at BancorpSouth’s Tupelo branch.

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July 16th

The Queen of the Club Ebony comes to Main St. Market

July 16, 2013

How many people can say they brought Blues Legend B.B. King back to Indianola? Mary Shepherd can claim that distinction.

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Sallie George Wedgeworth Gray

July 16, 2013

Funeral services for Sallie George Wedgeworth Gray were Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian. There was a private family burial at Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Cuba, Alabama.
Sallie Wedgeworth Gray died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Meridian. She is survived by her daughter, Faye Michel and husband Joey of West Point.
Memorials may be made to 4-H Club Foundation of Mississippi Museum Project, P.O. Box 9601, Miss. State, MS, 39762.

Williams selected as Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen

July 16, 2013

He is a dandy, “woo-hoo mercy!”
Tuesday at noon, the Clarion-Ledger released their ninth selection of the 2013 edition of the “Dandy Dozen”, that player was West Point’s senior running back Aeris Williams.

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Local KFC closes its doors

July 16, 2013

KFC Spokesman Rick Maynard confirmed Tuesday that KFC of West Point is closing its doors.

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No one injured as city truck catches fire

July 16, 2013

A city of West Point meter reader is OK today after the city truck he was driving caught fire Tuesday at a residence on Waverly Road. West Point firemen rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire, which destroyed the front half of the truck. Battalion Chief Ronnie Robinson said the meter reader noticed smoke coming from the truck, stopped and notified 911. Robinson said the exact cause of the fire could not be determined due to the extent of damage, though the fire is believed to have started underneath the hood of the truck. The truck had been used by the city for nearly 30 years.

Warrant issued for Thompson’s arrest

July 16, 2013

A bench warrant was issued Tuesday for the immediate arrest of Roderick Thompson, who failed to appear in Clay County Circuit Court.

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