Archive - Jun 18, 2014
Richard Noel âRichieâ Rape, age 47, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Richie was born Sept. 30, 1966, in West Point. the son of Richard Rape and the late Ida Bess Langford Rape. He worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for Clay County. He also worked at Artex in the Dye Department. He was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Richie loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was an avid Nascar Fan, and he especially loved the Earnhardts. He married Brenda Carol Bateman Rape July 16, 1988, in West Point.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
A West Point man is turning his former life of crime into a motivational tool for young people in the community.
Dewayne White,44, spent more than 20 years of his life incarcerated, with convictions ranging from drug possession and grand larceny to burglary and aggravated assault of a police officer. Now, he wants to discourage kids from following in his footsteps.
BY MARY GARRISON
Cast and crew members have been working diligently on this year's West Point-Clay County Arts Council (WPCCAC) production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."
The show will debut Aug. 1-2 at Center Stage in West Point and brings together about 80 Golden Triangle residents in cast, behind-the-scenes crew and musicians. And while such a sizable local production can present its challenges, Director Ginger Fowler said she was confident everything would come together.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Mississippi has no law to ban texting while driving for most drivers, however law enforcement officials maintain the practice has become a problem.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were more than 400,000 impaired driving accidents across the country in 2012, with more than 3,000 deaths.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Sgt. Criss Turnipseed said texting while driving is not just a problem for law enforcement, but for everyone on the road.