Archive - Mar 2014
By Donna Summerall
For more than 10 years, students at East Side Pre-Kindergarten and East Side Kindergarten classes have ridden tricycles and bicycles to benefit St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors sponsor the littlest bikers helping St. Jude battle childhood cancers.
BY MARY GARRISON
COLUMBUS â€” East Mississippi Community College is working to get the word on out on pre-employment requirements for manufacturers coming in to the Golden Triangle, and it is enlisting the help of community and business leaders.
An 11-year-old boy has died following a tragic playground accident in Clay County.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, Sonny Quinones, 11, of Clay County was visiting his grandfather last Friday on Bruce Drive in West Point when he was discovered hanging from a tree, unconscious in the backyard. Preliminary investigation indicates the boy had been playing on a rope, tree swing.
By Will Nations
Good starts are crucial with any season, and Hebron Christianâ€™s baseball team is heading in the right direction to win its district and have another regular season that goes into the postseason on the diamond.
After an extended basketball season, which the hardwood Eagles made the MAIS Class-A State tournament in February, time spent on the baseball diamond has been sparse. Though battling the elements and limited preparation, Hebron has not skipped a beat.
LOUISVILLE â€” The dynastic Oak Hill Netters returned to the action with a revamped look despite some old faces on the tennis courts in District 2-AA.
After an 8-1 loss to Class-AAA power Heritage Academy in the season opener, the Raiders downed the Winston Patriots in team match play, 6-3, in a District 2-AA opener for both teams Wednesday afternoon.
â€śItâ€™s a little both new and old faces, but we revamped this season,â€ť Oak Hill Head Coach Brian Middleton said. â€śLast year, we had a great and big senior class. But with that, you have to pay a price.
Alma Ree Spraggins, age 82, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, from St. Paul M.B. Church with Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 â€“ 6 p.m. today, Friday, March 21, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
William Binder, West Point Ward 2 selectman, will host a public forum for constituents of his ward beginning 9 a.m. Saturday at City Hall in West Point. Residents are invited to come share concerns, ask questions and find out about the general state of affairs in Ward 2.
â€śI just wanted to keep my Ward 2 constituents informed on what takes place and some things we (West Point selectmen) have done,â€ť Binder said.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The West Point Police Department has been knee deep in its investigation of a recent string of auto burglaries. Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the cause, though more arrests are expected soon.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said West Point had a similar string of auto burglaries about this time last year. He added that the department apprehended one individual in connection with the burglaries. Following that arrest, he said, the number of cases appeared to die down.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
A traffic stop conducted by the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department Thursday yielded three West Point residents â€”Â Tevin Nance, 22, Anthony Bean, 23, and Brian Bowens, 22 â€” in possession of one pound of marijuana and liquid codeine.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott declined to comment on the reason for the traffic stop, citing an ongoing CCSD investigation.
â€śWe have different investigations going on, and weâ€™ve been receiving tips ... â€ś Scott said.
By Donna Summerall
Not everyone in the world has it so easy. The Civitan Luncheon Club learned more than its share during its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, when Mike Pittman, president of â€śMy Brotherâ€™s Cupâ€ť faith-based coffee company in Tupelo which contributes proceeds for mission trips to China shared some of his experiences overseas.