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February 11th

Carolyn Pryor Wenzel

February 11, 2014

Carolyn Pryor Wenzel, 83, passed away in Hot Springs, Ark., February 7, 2014.
A private memorial service will be held in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
She is survived by Emmett Buford and her five children: Anita Pryor Mayer of Portland, Ore., Melanie Pryor Olson of Portland, Ore., Roger Alan Pryor of West Point, Jan Pryor Cressman of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Jim Pryor of Columbus.
Mrs. Wenzel had eleven grandchildren and one great - granddaughter. She is survived by one sister, Rebecca McCharen Cohen, and many nephews and nieces.

Pauline Smith Robinson

February 11, 2014

West Point native Pauline Smith Robinson, 95, died Jan. 27, 2014, at Goodwin House in Alexandria, Va.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan, 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Goodwin House Chapel with Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown, Jr., officiating.
A reception followed in the parlor.

Mary Alice McClure

February 11, 2014

Mary Alice McClure, 91, passed away Feb. 9, 2014, at Trinity Place Personal Care Home in Columbus.
Mrs. Mary Alice was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Columbus, the daughter of the late William Arthur and Annie Bell Dortherow Jones Sr. She was a retired office clerk for the Clay County Co-Op. She was a Baptist. She was married to Roy Willard McClure, who passed away Jan. 22, 1975. Preceding her in death were two sisters: Dixie Brownlee and Bertha Harkins

Patricia Ann Koonce

February 11, 2014

Patricia Ann Koonce age 56, passed away Tuesday. Feb. 4, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 1 p.m. from Fifteenth St. C.O.G.I.C. in Columbus. with Elder Roosevelt William officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens of Columbus.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Lou Edwards Hall

February 11, 2014

Minnie Lou Edwards Hall, 72, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her residence in Cedar Bluff.
Mrs. Minnie was born April 7, 1941, in West Point, the daughter of the late Tommy Frank and Agnes Edwards. She was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She worked in retail sales at Walmart. She married Ollie “Ronnie” Hall April 30, 1960, in West Point, and he passed away Nov. 6, 2010. She was also predeceased by one sister, Ruth Edwards Reed and by one brother, Ray Edwards.

John Wesley Abrams

February 11, 2014

John Wesley Abrams, 89, passed away Feb. 7, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

Clay County man arrested on battery charge

February 11, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

Clay County Sheriff’s Department Investigators have arrested Nathaniel Collins, age 37, of 4655 Clisby Road, of West Point and charged Collins with two counts of sexual battery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said that Collins is under a $50,000.00 bond for each count and is incarcerated at the Clay County Detention Center. Evidence will be presented at the next term of grand jury in April.

Area classes dismiss for bad weather

February 11, 2014


Clay County and West Point School District students will have today off as an icy forecast mandated school heads to make the decision to pull the plug and cancel classes for the day per the recommendation of the local Mississippi Emergency Management Agency branch.
Johnny Littlefield, Clay County-West Point Mississippi emergency management agency director, said the chilly weather was not readily deemed any concern until a conference call with the National Weather Service (NWS) at 10 a.m. Monday concluded otherwise.

Utilities gear up for icy conditions

February 11, 2014


Weather forecasts paint an icy picture for Tuesday, but 4-County Electric Power Association (4-County) has boots on the ground to combat the expected adverse weather conditions.
According to a press release issued by 4-County, the company has initiated “emergency preparations” to help suppress the blow of any “possible weather damage to lines or equipment or service interruption” to its power consumers.

City, county prepare for weather

February 11, 2014


With a Tuesday morning forecast calling for the potential of freezing rain and ice throughout Northeast Mississippi — including Clay County — West Point and Clay County officials were preparing for the worst in severe weather on Monday.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the city’s department heads met Monday morning to give a rundown of plans and provisions in the event inclement weather does hit. According to Robinson, all are well prepared to handle any incoming winter weather. However, no one is going to jump the gun.

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