Archive - 2013
Itâ€™s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the nationâ€™s most famous speech of peace and justice, but if Dr. King was alive today could he look around proudly and say that his dream of peace, unity and justice has truly been fulfilled?
Well, not exactly, said Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays, pastor of Poplar Springs CME Church, who said even though King would be delighted to see some broken down racial barriers today and signs of unification things just arenâ€™t quite where King dreamed of them to be.
Yvonne R.â€™Lucyâ€™ Blankenship age 84 ,passed away Sunday January 20, 2013 at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Lucy Blankenship was born July 25, 1928, in Clay County to the late Elma Thornton and A. P. Ray. She retired from Knickerbocker and Big Yank clothing factory. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a member of the Tibbee Volunteer Fire Dept. for 20 years.
Luncheon with Books is proud to announce author Bobby Cole will be at the January 26, luncheon to share his newest novel â€śMoon Underfoot.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s been a Â few years since you read â€śThe Dummy Lineâ€ť and now Iâ€™m excited to share that I have a new story entitled â€śMoon Underfootâ€ť that releases this week. Â Itâ€™s a sequel to The Dummy Line,â€ť said Cole. â€śHere is a teaser to let you know what the book is about.â€ť
A premier group of Mississippi College students were recently honored for their campus leadership, scholastic excellence and community service.Â Sixty-seven students out of the 600 eligible were inducted from the Clinton campus into Whoâ€™s Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities.Â
Heather Pogue and Paul Gregory Smith were united in marriage July 14, 2012, at a 2 p.m. ceremony at First Baptist Church of West Point with Bro. Chip Stevens officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Darrell and Delisa Pogue. She was given in marriage by her father, Darrell Pogue. Her bridal gown was by Maggie Sottero, a fit and flare lace bridal gown with halter neckline and key hole back. It was embellished lace on tulle with crystals over satin. She carried a bouquet of orange roses, orange calla lilies, hypericum and green spider mums.
Mickey and Katie Lewis of West Point, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Marshall Drake Lewis, December 5, 2012, at 3:25 p.m. at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Randy and Joann Simmons of West Point.
Paternal grandparents are David and Janie Lewis of Sulligent Ala., and the late Pamela Lewis.
Great-grandparents are Bill and Hilda Faulkner of West Point, Bill and Earline Simmons of West Point and Rene Gainey of Forrest.
Hershey Emiline Quinn Turnage age 86, died Thursday, January 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
She was born April 12, 1926, to Hollis Lee Quinn and Leota Thompson Quinn in Old Hebron.
Mary Rose Dendy Brand age 63, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Mary Rose Brand was born March 25, 1949, in the Anchor Community of Chickasaw County, to the late Jewel Lorene Dendy and Ellis Adron Dendy. Mary Brand last worked as the Lifestyle Editor for The Daily Times Leader for a total of 30 years service. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.Â Mary Rose Dendy Brand married Lonnie Edgar Brand August 22, 1970, at Bethel Baptst Church.
Earl Banks was elected to District 67 of the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1993, the same year David Gibbs took office for District 36.
During the two decades the two men served together, they grew to not only be political colleagues, but also friends.
Banks was the first to offer tribute to the late Rep. Gibbs during a memorial service held yesterday morning in honor of the Clay County native. The service was held at Third Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in West Point.
West Point fire and police officials are still trying to piece together the reasons for a fire that destroyed a large portion of a South Division Street home Thursday night.
Around 8 p.m. that night, the West Point Fire Department was called to 724 South Division Street, and once firemen arrived they saw that the house was already in flames with heavy smoke billowing from the home.