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Kenneth Tompkins Owens

May 6, 2014

Kenneth Tompkins Owens, age 22, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014.
He worked for the city of West Point and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services are today, May, 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Butler and Rev. Duran Palmertree officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery.
Pallbearers are David Jolly Joseph Tompkins, Anthony Barnhill, Terry Barnhill, James Counts Jr., Jason Barnhill, Josh Norton.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert Fair, Boyd O’Brian, Jeremy Harpole, Johnny O’Brian and ER staff of NMMC-West Point.

Jerry Milton Atkins

May 6, 2014

Jerry Milton Atkins, 83, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at his residence in Maben.
He was retired from Babcock and Wilcox as a Welding Specialist, where he worked for 41 years and a member of Maben Methodist Church. He was an usher for Mississippi State University ball games for the Shriners. He was a Master Mason, Shriner, and memberof the Eastern Star, and the Chaplain for Boilermaker Union Local 903.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Atkins and Hattie Turner Atkins; and granddaughter, Susan Johnson.

Local author to present latest novel

May 6, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

West Point author Bobby Cole will bring his latest novel “The Rented Mule” to Luncheon with Books at noon May 14 at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. Cole is also author of “The Dummy Line” and “Moon Underfoot.”
“We are always excited to have Bobby Cole with us at Luncheon with Book,” said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. “All his books have a West Point connection, but take place from Memphis, Tenn. to south Alabama. To read his books is to read about home.”

Local firefighters aid in search for missing boy from Louisville

May 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After last Monday’s devastating storms in Northeast Mississippi, firefighters from the West Point Fire Department took part in the search for a missing boy in Louisville.
WPFD firefighters Allen Flynt, Heath Donahoo, Scott Hinnant and Lantz Stewart, who are all trained in over-land search and rescue, went to Louisville on Thursday to aid in the search for 8-year-old Tyler Tucker. Tucker had been missing since Monday, when his parents’ bodies were found.

Board OKs precinct building rent

May 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors authorized the rent amount for the new District 5 voting precinct on Brame Avenue at its meeting on Monday.
Board President and District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said the county will be charging organizations in the county $200 to rent the building.
“It’s $200, (but) if they clean it up they’ll be reimbursed $50,” McKee said. “They will also be charged for any damage to the building; It’s a $90,000 building and we can’t afford for it to be damaged.”

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