Archive - Feb 20, 2014
By Will Nations
SALTILLO â€” Redemption has been on the mind of West Pointâ€™s five returning starters this past year.
After narrowly losing to New Hope in the District 2-5A semi-final last February, the heartbreaker has been the main motivator for one of the most successful basketball seasons in West Point High School history.
Hattie T. Reed age 98, passed away, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. from St. Paul Methodist Church with Rev. Maggie Little officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Arlon R. Hopkins passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at NMMC-West Point.
Visitation is 5 â€“ 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home.
Complete arrangements will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
By Donna Summerall
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the Mississippi Arts Commission sponsored the Nellie Mack Project to perform, entertain and inform South Side Elementary students on musical roots found in Mississippi in honor of Black History Month.
Peggy Brown, market coordinator for the Central Mississippi Blues Society, asked the students if they knew of a famous musician who was born West Point. Students knew the answer was Chester Arthur Burnett, â€śHowlin Wolf.â€ť
BY MARY GARRISON
West Point is working toward rolling out another full blown curbside recycling program in city limits, though it may be late March before the program is fully on its feet.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the initiative was once offered to residents in both West Point and Clay County, via agreement with Waste Pro out of Tupelo. However, when the program failed to turn a profit, Waste Pro discontinued its recycling pick up services to the Golden Triangle.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The Clay County Courthouse will host two community meetings Feb. 25, which aim to not only educate electors about the upcoming voter identification law, but also recruit mouths to help spread the word of knowledge to other citizens in the community.
BY MARY GARRISON
Three Clay County men are facing methamphetamine charges, following an eight-month investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
According to MBN Public Relations Coordinator Delores Lewis, officers conducted an investigatory traffic stop on Feb. 12 which led to the execution of a search warrant at a West Point residence. The search allegedly yielded some 13 grams of methamphetamine.