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Back-to-back champs

February 7, 2014

DTL staff

CALHOUN CITY — The Hebron Christian Junior High Lady Eagles had a championship on their mind for the 2013-14 season.
The goal was achieved as the Lady Eagles claimed their second consecutive District 3-A junior high title with a 32-17 victory over the Central Academy Junior High Saturday night at Calhoun Academy in Calhoun City.
In the championship contest, freshmen Rebekah Falkner and Holly Hudson led the Lady Eagles with 10 and nine points, respectively. Brooke Griffin added six points in a game in which Hebron never trailed Central.

Charles M. Johnson

February 7, 2014

Charles M. Johnson age 76, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. from Lake Grove M.B. Church with Rev. J.P. Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Randle Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Royce Webster Ervin

February 7, 2014

Royce Webster Ervin age 60. passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Funeral services are Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church with Rev. James Verdell officiating. Burial will follow in Tibbee Community Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

John W. ‘Bill’ Vest

February 7, 2014

John W. “Bill” Vest, 93, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the State Veterans Home in Kosciusko.
John W. “Bill” Vest was born in Stevenson, Ala., to the late Ella Mae Hart and James Horton Vest Sr. He was a farmer and former service station owner and was a member of the Baptist faith. Bill was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during WW II. He was awarded the Silver Star and was a Purple Heart recipient. John William Vest married Mildred Lucille Vaughn Vest on March 13, 1948. She preceded him in death Nov. 25, 1998.

Marian E. Bramlett

February 7, 2014

Marian E. Bramlett, 82, passed away, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center.
Marian E. Bramlett was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Stewart, to the late Tessie Murphy and Frank Velcek. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She married Prentiss Eugene Bramlett, Sr. Dec. 24, 1955, West Point, he preceded her in death Dec. 29, 2013.
Funeral services are Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 10 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Olivia J. White Bernard

February 7, 2014

Olivia J. White Bernard of Pheba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at NMMC in West Point, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bernard was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Clay County to the late James Oliver Johnson and Myrtis Norris Wooten. She worked as an inspector for Monty Glove Factory for many years and was a member of Pheba Baptist Church. Mrs. Bernard a member of the Clay County Home Demonstration Club, on the board of Pheba Volunteer Fire Department, the WMU at Pheba Baptist Church and a member of the DAR.

Conservation district preps for 2014 Tree Planting Week

February 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Tree Planting Week has been celebrated by the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District for more than 40 years. The CCSWCD strives to promote the value of trees to the environment, economy, wildlife and public health. According to the CCSWCD, more than 300,000 trees have been given free of charge to residents to plant on their property.
This year’s tree giveaway is from 8 a.m. - noon, Friday, Feb. 14, at the USDA Service Center on Highway 50 East.

Center fighting addiction, mental health disorders

February 7, 2014


Struggling with addiction and mental health disorders can take its toll on any family, but staff of The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center in Columbus are working to help those affected to succeed and become healthy contributors to society.

County moves on port project

February 7, 2014


Clay County is pulling up its sleeves in preparation for a new addition to its bridge dock at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway port.
According to Clay County Grant Writer Phyllis Benson, the Clay County Board of Supervisors submitted an application to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a Multi Modal Port grant in March. This go around, she said, would be the fourth time the county has been awarded the grant.
The county was officially awarded the $84,000 grant in July.

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