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Allene Mae Estridge

May 13, 2014

Allene Mae Estridge, age 97, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at NMMC-West Point. She was born Feb. 15, 1917, to the late Chester and Lillie Mae Estridge. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday May 14, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. Payton Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bubba Todd, Claude Cartee, Bubba Whitt, Tim Bowman, Chris Todd, Cole Todd.
Visitation is , May 14, 2014, from 10 - 11 a.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.

Local NAACP kicks off youth movement

May 13, 2014


The Clay County branch of the NAACP will host its Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ministerial Institute and College on East Churchill Road in West Point.
The banquet will be youth-oriented, and the Clay County NAACP has declared 2014 as the "Year For Our Youth."
West Point School District School-Community Liaison Robert Smith said he has been the coordinator for the banquet for about 15 years, and this is the first time it's had a youth theme.

FUMC youth collecting for storm victims

May 13, 2014


West Point residents are continuing to offer their support to Louisville tornado victims.
Members of the First United Methodist Church youth group are collecting bottled water for Louisville residents through Saturday. FUMC office manager Julie Gray said the youth group will accept cases, jugs or gallons of bottled water through Friday at the Bryan Youth Center of the church at 306 Westbrook St. in West Point. The initiative will culminate with a mass collection day from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the Sunflower parking lot on Main Street.

EMCC preps local workers for Yokohama

May 13, 2014


East Mississippi Community College is running day and night classes to prepare residents in the region to work at the new Yokohama Tire plant.
Yokohama is going to need 500 employees for the new tire plant, for which the state is responsible to provide as per a memorandum of understanding with the company. Should that agreement not be honored, the state will be held to an undisclosed monetary penalty.
Mississippi has charged EMCC to administer all the plant's pre-employment training.

LINK to unveil region study

May 13, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

MAYHEW — The Golden Triangle Development LINK will officially unveil the findings of an extensive regional economic development study at 9 a.m. today at East Mississippi Community College.

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