Archive - May 19, 2014
Sarah Delayne (Laney) Morgan, 61, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Louisville Health Care in Louisville.
She was an Administrative Assistant for more than 32 years in the Agronomy Department at Mississippi State University and a member of Adaton Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, aunt, sister and friend. She enjoyed camping, skiing, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Grady Wayne Jones and Mary Nell Fulgham Jones; and sister, Beth Jones Irby.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Mississippi Economic Council and M.B. Swayze Foundationâ€™s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program recognizes high school seniors in the state with the highest ACT score in their class.
This year, Khiante Falls, daughter of Florence Falls-Smith, Corey Smith and Elvis G. Jones, was selected as West Point High Schoolâ€™s STAR Student.
The national â€śClick It or Ticketâ€ť campaign begins on May 19, and the West Point Police Department and Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department are advising citizens to buckle up and drive safely.
The campaign, which will run through June 1, is a coordinated seat belt enforcement effort to reduce the number of lives lost in vehicle crashes on roads and highways, according to the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD will have a number of safety checkpoints, otherwise known as roadblocks, in strategic areas around the city.
By Donna Summerall
The Pilot Club of West Point (PCWP) welcomed Allyson Leitner, incoming president of the Pilot Club of Starkville. She has spent her life caring for family.
A West Point man was arrested on suspicion of possession one count of child pornography Thursday, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.
Marcus Wilburn Knight, 49, of 141 South Division St., was arrested by the Attorney Generalâ€™s Cyber Crime Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with assistance from the West Point Police Department. WPPD is a member of the ICAC Task Force.
Knight is being held in Clay County Detention Center. His bond has been set at $25,000.