Archive - 2014
Marie Inman, age 86, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Fred Dreher Jr., age 87, of West Point, passed away Friday, Dec.26, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles âChuckâ Chandler, age 68, of Acworth, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville, Ga.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, held from 5 - 8 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Complete arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
BY MARY GARRISON
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott is looking for ways to ensure deputy safety on a budget, and a 60-year-old donation to the department may be just what he needs.
The department, through the county, is auctioning off a sub machine gun, likely used in World War II according to Scott, a resident of Clay County donated to the department in 1945. The weapon, a Maguire Industries .45 caliber auto sub model 28AC manufactured in 1936, has been in storage at CCSD since that time but could be of better use.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Passionate Pursuit Ministries will host its first hunt of the year on Jan. 11, and volunteers with the group will to continue to minister to citizens through outdoor activities.
Passionate Pursuit volunteer and West Point firefighter Allen Flynt said the day will begin with worship service at 10 a.m. at the Refuge on Highway 45, followed by a pot luck dinner and then the hunt.
He said the group typically does about 10 official hunts per year for underprivileged or disabled citizens.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
West Point native David Gibbs served as District 36 Representative for 21 years before he died in January 2013. This year Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill designating a section of Highway 45 in Clay County in Gibbsâ honor.
Mississippi Legislature voted unanimously to pass the bill in February, and Bryant recently signed the bill. The section of Highway 45, from Highway 50 to the Monroe County line, was named Representative David Gibbs Memorial Highway.
East Webster girls head coach Head Coach Stan Hughey died on Sunday.
The news was confirmed by Oak Hill girls and boys basketball Head Coach Brian Middleton to Daily Times Leader sports reporter Will Nations. Middleton also said that Columbus Christian athletic director Greg Watkins canceled the Columbus Christian Christmas Tournament, an event East Webster and OHA were slated to participate in on Monday and Tuesday, out of respect for the coachâs passing.
Hughey was the Oak Hill Lady Raidersâ head basketball coach for 18 years before leaving the position in April.
When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.
BY WILL NATIONS
One Oak Hill Raider played six quarters of football on a weekly basis.
From playing in a junior high game on a Thursday to a varsity game on Friday, a 24-hour swing, Grayson Easterling was the Raidersâ placekicker during this past football season. The drastic change from the junior-high level to the high school level was comparable to a step up to the major league.
BY WILL NATIONS
It is finally coming to fruition. After discussing the idea for the past three years, the West Point High School basketball teams will host a holiday tournament.
The West Point Holiday Invitational, a four-game event, starts with a match-up between the Shannon Lady Red Raiders and the Columbus Lady Falcons at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at West Point High School. The tournament features three girlsâ basketball games through the afternoon and a finale that pits the Green Wave against the Houston Hilltoppers at 6 p.m.