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Blissard named Emergency Manager of Year

June 4, 2014


West Point-Clay County Emergency Management Interim Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard received the 2014 Emergency Manager of the Year award last week at the Mississippi Partners in Preparedness summit in Biloxi.
Nomination committee members of the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Management Association (MCDEMA) accepted qualified candidate applications on behalf of the MCDEMA Board of Directors for the award. Nominees were presented at the summit, and attendees at the conference chose the winner from the top two nominees.

Dr. Pete Edwards Jr.

June 4, 2014

Dr. William “Pete” Harold Edwards Jr. DVM, passed away Sunday June 1, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point at the age of 69.
He was born July 13, 1944, to the late Mary Jean Hardin and William Harold Edwards Sr. He was the owner of West Point Animal Clinic for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point where he served as a deacon. He served on the board for Oak Hill Academy and Clay County Medical Center. He was past president for MS State Veterinarian Assoc.

Matthew J. Lautar

June 4, 2014

Matthew J. Lautar passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at his residence in Cordova, Tenn.
Complete funeral arrangements are unavailable and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home. Friends may leave an online condolence at
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eagles jump into summer prep

June 4, 2014

By Will Nations

PHEBA — The countdown toward the first high school football games in Mississippi is getting closer as Hebron Christian is attempting to do the most with the remaining 11 Fridays before kickoff.
The Eagles, defending District 7-A champions and MAIS eight-man North State runner-ups, started summer workouts under third-year head coach David Foster Monday at HCS. The pieces are available to create a winning puzzle, but Foster said determination in the weight room is only way to put the results together this fall.

Haines to share latest addition to ‘Bones’ series at next Luncheon With Books event

June 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Luncheon with Books (LWB) at noon Thursday, will meet in the fellowship hall of the First Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in West Point. Due to conflicts with the Summer Reading Program going on at the library, Rev. John Kellogg invited Friends of the Library to hold the June edition of LWB at the church.

'Everything Equine' event set for Saturday

June 4, 2014


Golden Triangle Horse Rescue (GTHR) will host a day of horse education from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Ranch on TVA Road in West Point.
Admission for the Everything Equine event is free, and there will be educational presentations, booths and silent auctions, along with pony rides and food from CJ’s Pizza.
GTHR Treasurer Teresa Scott said this is the first event the organization has hosted for the community. GTHR has received many requests for different horse-related classes and decided to make a day of it, according to Scott.

CCSD makes drug arrests

June 4, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department made four arrests in connection to drug charges last week, with a warrant issued for one more.
Corey Quinn, of Woodland, was arrested May 25 at a traffic stop for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. According to a CCSD statement released to media, deputies seized about 65 grams of marijuana, along with scales and paraphernalia, were seized from Quinn’s vehicle. He is being held at the Clay County Detention Center on a detainer for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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