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Archive - May 23, 2014


Passionate Pursuit to host fishing rodeo

May 23, 2014

By Will Nations

Whether in the woods or the bank of a lake, Scott Hinnant and Allen Flynt have used the outdoors as a platform to build lasting relationships through sharing their faith.

Earnie Morton

May 23, 2014

Earnie Morton, age 91, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church with Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, May 23, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Florida Marcell Choir to celebrate 40th concert Sunday at Mt. Hermon

May 23, 2014

By Donna Summerall

The Florida Marcell Choir first sang together in May 1976. The organizer and first president of the choir, Jeanette Harrison named the choir in memory of dedicated mothers of the Mt. Hermon M.B. Church Florida Robins and Marcella Chandler. The choir is performing its 40th concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church in West Point.

ARC partners with TK Martin Center

May 23, 2014


The ARC of Clay County has been providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental delays locally since 1972. Now, the organization is partnering with the T.K. Martin Center in Starkville to provide a new service to local children through the center’s Project IMPACT initiative.

City set to host Memorial Day event May 30

May 23, 2014


West Point will host a Memorial Day recognition program at noon May 30 upstairs at City Hall.
The program will be held on Friday instead of Monday in observance of the traditional Memorial Day May 30 date, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday to create a convenient three-day weekend.

Police investigate shots fired

May 23, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are looking into incidents of shots fired at Town Creek Apartments.
Local E911 dispatchers began receiving calls about 10 p.m. Wednesday alleging gunfire in the complex on West Half Mile Road. WPPD officers were dispatched to the scene about 10:40 p.m. near the A and B buildings of the complex in response to another alleged disturbance and gunfire. Dispatchers reportedly told emergency personnel the disturbance centered around a gray pickup truck and a white SUV.

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