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May 7th

Local charged for exposure

May 7, 2014


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.

May 6th

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

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


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


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.”

May 2nd

OHA tennis players state bound

May 2, 2014

DTL staff

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

May 2, 2014

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 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

James Darran Lashley Sr.

May 2, 2014

James Darran Lashley Sr., age 51, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla.
Funeral services are Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 11a.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with Rev. Al Lathan Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, May, 2, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Larry Clay

May 2, 2014

Rev. Larry Clay, age 56, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014.
Funeral services are Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. from Miller Chapel M.B. Church in Macon. Burial will follow in Little Member Cemetery in Macon.
Visitation is today, Friday, May 2, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Prairie Point M.B. Church of Macon.
Dotson Funeral Home of Weir is in charge of arrangements.

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