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January 8th

Memories of lost loved ones alive through Palestine tree of lights

January 8, 2013

The Palestine United Methodist Church Christmas Tree was lit brighter than ever in 2012, with many Clay County citizens dedicating a lit ornament to lost loved ones. The following is a list of those who gave and those who received the dedication.
Catherine Rape, Noel Rape and Estell Huffman had lights given by Missy Norwood.
Charsie Walker, Charlie Coggins, Mattie Pearl Coggins, Diane Gill, John Paul Gill and Crystal Ann Mathis had lights given by Lowell Walker.
Mr./Mrs. Mac Pate and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Brock had lights given by Mr./Mrs. Gary Brock.

Pet of the Week

January 8, 2013

Sugar is a female terrier mix, approximately 10 -12 weeks old. She has had her puppy shots, been wormed and is scheduled to be spayed later this month. Sugar is a playful bundle of energy and loves interacting with people. If you would like to make Sugar or any of the puppies and dogs at the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, a member of your family, come by Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - noon or call 524-4430. Photo by Donna Summerall

Jean White Terrell

January 8, 2013

Jean White Terrell, age 88, of Columbus, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012, at Gallatin Health Care in Gallatin, Tenn.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Anne Russell Bradley officiating. The interment followed at Friendship Cemetery.

January 7th

Lady Raiders exact revenge on Marshall

January 7, 2013

Stan Hughey’s squad does not lose very much, and when they do, they take it personally. If your team beats them the first time around, the second contest could be painful. Saturday’s rematch in Holly Springs was just that, literally and figuratively, for Marshall. In arguably the most physical game of the season, the Lady Raiders stepped up and responded to the tough style of play to grasp the dominant 57-38 victory on Marshall’s home floor.

Raiders bested by top-ranked Marshall

January 7, 2013

The Oak Hill Raiders started off the second half of their season with a tough loss to the two-time reigning AA state champions on their home floor. In a contest where the Raiders seemed to be doing everything right to stay in the game, they could not overcome Marshall’s scorching 15 three-pointers to finish the game with a 70-36 loss after a promising first quarter.

Ole Miss has the MOJO

January 7, 2013

It is funny how cyclical college football can be in the state of Mississippi, especially when it comes down to the two SEC teams.
The great rivals, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, are always in contention between each other whether it is in the recruiting spectrum or in between the white lines of a football field. The year of 2012 and the 2012-2013 season, Ole Miss definitely had the upper hand on-and-off the field. With the hiring of new Head Coach Hugh Freeze, winning the Egg Bowl, and a bowl game victory, the Rebels and their fans feel that they are on cloud nine.

Peggy J. Stafford

January 7, 2013

Peggy J. Stafford age 54, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, at her home in the Mayhew Community of Starkville.
She was born December 17, 1958, in Starkville, to Sarah Lucille Chaffin Watson and the late Thomas Jefferson Watson, Jr. Mrs. Stafford was a cafeteria worker for West Clay Elementary Schools. She was a store clerk and a member of Hebron Baptist Church
Funeral services are Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Byron Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery.

Lights, camera action

January 7, 2013

Saturday was cold and wet, but those conditions did not deter Michael Williams from filming scenes for his upcoming film “KANE” just off of Commerce Street. The movie will debut in the Spring. Photo by Bryan Davis

Local men’s group to address community needs at Saturday meeting

January 7, 2013

The Town Creek Square Apartment complex has been a thorn in the side of West Point law enforcement for some time.
In early August, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley called upon management at the complex to get unruly tenants and their guests under control.
While many of the immediate problems have been addressed, the systemic problems, which affect the youth of the community, still persist.

Collins charged by CCSD with third offense DUI

January 7, 2013

Jerome Collins is no stranger to Clay County courtrooms.
Already tagged with an arrest warrant for a hefty unpaid fine for past offenses involving the operation of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, Collins added to the wrap sheet this weekend.
Collins is now charged with Driving Under the Influence, Third Offense.
He has also been charged with resisting arrest, failure to yield to blue light and siren, and he has been charged based on a failure to pay warrant that amounted to $1,048 owed to Justice Court.

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