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April 4th

Alice Myles Hunter

April 4, 2013

Alice Myles Hunter age 86, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Woodland.
Funeral services are Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. at New Hope M.B. Church with Ras Pickens officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, April 5, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Oak Hill tennis takes season-opener over Leake

April 4, 2013

The Oak Hill Academy Tennis team opened their season in West Point on Tuesday afternoon against conference 2-AA foe Leake Academy. The Lady Raiders and Raiders won the team match 7-2 over Leake. The Raiders picked up all four possible points while the Lady Raiders split their points with the Rebelletes.

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Petal Pushers preps for three artists on April 13

April 4, 2013

Petal Pushers will be the temporary home to Deborah Mansfield, Karron Johnson and Caroline Atkins during the April 13 Art Walk. George Dyson will be at the Ritz that day as well. Pictured above is Scott Reed and his dog Oliver. Read more about the artists on page 6. Photo by Donna Summerall

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Faith Baptist pays off note on heels of 25th

April 4, 2013

The Congregation at Faith Baptist Church will celebrate the ministry’s 25th anniversary on May 5. On Thursday morning, members of the church, some of them founding trustees, gathered at Bank First in West Point to give the bank a check for the final note on the building. Pictured are Pastor Ben Yarber, Allen Wood, Deacon, Sandra Murray (Murray was the loan officer who handled the original construction loan in 1988), Lamar Wilburn, Deacon, Bill Ladd, Deacon and Monty Yates, President of Bank First. Wilburn, Ladd and Wood are all trustees and were founding charter members of the church.

“Father” of state’s Autism movement Yeager speaks to Rotary Club

April 4, 2013

When you hear the term “Autism” most likely you think of the movie “Rain Man” with Dustin Hoffman portraying an adult with the disorder.

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Accused gunman professes innocence

April 4, 2013

A case of attempted murder or attempted suicide? That’s what a Clay County Circuit Court jury will have to decide today in the ongoing trial involving a woman who alleges her ex-boyfriend shot her in cold blood.

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Ward talks fitness at Civitan

April 4, 2013

Margaret Shelton presided over the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club during its bi-monthly meeting in the absence of President Alvin Quinn.
After calling the meeting to order and settling all old and new business, she asked Jermain Jackson, who was in charge of the program, to introduce his guest, Joel Ward.
Ward is the owner of Anytime Fitness. He opened the facility in July of ‘09, and is enjoying having his thriving business in West Point.

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April 3rd

Millard Armstrong Long Sr.

April 3, 2013

Millard Long Sr., age 81, passed away Tuesday April 2, 2013.
He was born September 29, 1931, in Starkville, to the late Kathlyn Caston and Lewis Edward Long. Mr. Long was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church. He retired from B&W with 30 years of service and was shop superintendent. He was a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, The Mississippi Forestry Association and was West Point Citizen of the Year for his assistance in helping bring Navistar Industries to West Point.

Are we really having this discussion?

April 3, 2013

Conversations abound recently all across our states, the halls of Congress, and our highest Court involving one unbelievable topic – same-sex marriage.

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Emily Jones: Mind your “malapropisms”

April 3, 2013

You can file this one under educational trivia, but it may come in handy when you need some small talk for a cocktail party.

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