Archive - Feb 13, 2014
By Will Nations
The Clay County schools affiliated with the MAIS are headed to the basketball postseason after their respective district tournaments last week.
Oak Hill girls and boys teams qualified for the MAIS Class-AA North tournament at Canton Academy, and the Hebron Christian girls and boys teams claimed spots in the MAIS Class-A North-Central tournament at Benton Academy. Both tournaments start today with full-day slates after inclement winter weather postponed opening round games.
Albert Mattix age 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at St. Paul M.B. Church with Rev. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, from 4 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BY MARY GARRISON
Flowers and chocolates and bears, oh my! Stuffed bears, that is â€” chances are residents of West Point will see more than their share dotting the landscape of work and school as Valentineâ€™s Day rapidly approaches. For local florists, however, the big day requires more than just a cooler stuffed to the brim with flowers and balloons at the ready. It requires careful planning, stocking and staffing to meet the demand with success.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Itâ€™s an issue that has perhaps caused widespread road rage in Mississippi: Individuals driving slowly in the left lane as if they were in the right lane. House Bill 268 is currently amidst legislative proceedings, which would mandate that unless passing traffic or taking a left turn, individuals must remain in the right lane.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point Police Department could soon have a new tool in its arsenal.
The West Point Board of Selectmen approved a WPPD request Tuesday to submit a grant application to garner funding to install at least five Pro-Vision cameras into active patrol cars.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD had at one time video cameras installed patrol cars. However, Brinkley said those cameras are now â€śinoperable.â€ť