Archive - May 2014
BY MARY GARRISON
Business leaders from around the Golden Triangle are set to converge next week in West Point for the regional Business After Hours event.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point is holding pre-registration for its summer program for teens in Clay County.
The free program for kids ages 12-17 will be held in two sessions â€” one in June and one in July. The program will be from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning June 3 for the first session and July 1 for the second. Transportation and an afternoon snack will be provided.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
A West Point man has been charged with indecent exposure after being found lying naked in the street on Friday.
Antwaine Johnson, 26, of 743 South Eshman Ave., was allegedly found lying naked and unconscious a little after 5 p.m. Friday in the middle of Grove Street, according to a West Point Police Department incident report.
First responders said that he was allegedly only wearing socks, and his clothes were nowhere in sight.
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 Oâ€™Brian, Jeremy Harpole, Johnny Oâ€™Brian and ER staff of NMMC-West Point.
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.
By Donna Summerall
West Point author Bobby Cole will bring his latest novel â€śThe Rented Muleâ€ť to Luncheon with Books at noon May 14 at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. Cole is also author of â€śThe Dummy Lineâ€ť and â€śMoon Underfoot.â€ť
â€śWe are always excited to have Bobby Cole with us at Luncheon with Book,â€ť said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. â€śAll 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.â€ť
BY JOSH PRESLEY
After last Mondayâ€™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 parentsâ€™ bodies were found.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
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.
â€śItâ€™s $200, (but) if they clean it up theyâ€™ll be reimbursed $50,â€ť McKee said. â€śThey will also be charged for any damage to the building; Itâ€™s a $90,000 building and we canâ€™t afford for it to be damaged.â€ť
The Oak Hill Netters played in north state Wednesday afternoon and finished strong, with the girls earning second in the north and the boys third.
In the first round of north state, John Willis Stevens of Oak Hill defeated Davis Roberts from Kirk Academy (6-1)(6-0) in No. 1 singles. Sara Dill and Margaret Hay defeated Dilley and Mathews from Lee Academy (6-1)(3-6) (7-6) in a third set tiebreaker to advance in No. 1 girls doubles.
James A. Wofford, age 68, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. from New Hope M.B. Church of Woodland, with Rev. Leroy Bragg officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Woodland Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.