Archive - 2014
A West Point man was seriously injured Thursday after a vehicle fell on him as he was working.
Emergency personnel were dispatched about 1:30 p.m. Thursday to a residence at 1015 E. Brame Avenue in West Point in response to a possible vehicle falling.
West Point Fire Department Battalion Chief Ken Wilbourne said firefighters arrived to discover a resident, whose name has not been released, trapped beneath a vehicle under which heâd been working. Wilbourne said the car had been sitting on a jack when the jack collapsed.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
In the wake of the Mondayâs severe storms that rocked Northeast Mississippi, agencies in Clay County are taking donations to assist the neighboring communities that were hit hard by the weather.
Students at West Point High School began accepting donations Thursday and will continue to do so on Friday.
Shaffany Hamilton, who teaches 11th-12-grade social studies at WPHS, said the students are gathering non-perishable items, such as canned goods and bottled water, to take wherever it needs to go.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
In honor of National Day of Prayer, local church groups gathered Thursday to march down Commerce Street and hold a prayer service in Sally Kate Winters Park.
According to nationaldayofprayer.org, the National Day of Prayer began in 1952 and is held every year on the first Thursday of May.
The local prayer service involved various residents from churches in the community, as well as city and county officials praying for areas such as federal and local government.
Beatrice Brown White, age 78, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at Darlington Oaks in Verona.
She was born June 4, 1945, in Pheba. She worked in childcare and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
A graveside service was 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Hebron Cemetery with Rev. Mike Smith officiating.
Pallbearers were Mike Murray, Josh Hazlewood, Robbie Brown, Allen Brown, and Tyler Brown.
Honorary pallbearers were NMMC â Hospice staff, Darlington Oaks staff and her caregiver Sinthia Cherry.
Sarah Louise Ervin Posley, age 90, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Funeral services are Friday, May 2, 2014, at 1 p.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie A. Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 3 â 6 p.m. at Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâs Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
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Attorney General Jim Hood reminds recent storm victims of the dangers that come from crooked contractors following disasters and storm damage like the State has recently seen.
Following the cycles of recent storms, the Mississippi Attorney Generalâs Office (MSAGO) and the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) are joining forces to send a message to crooked contractors that bad business will not be tolerated in the Magnolia State and violators will be prosecuted.
By Donna Summerall
The 2014 Relay for Life of Clay County is slated for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 through 1 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at Sally Kate Winters Park in West Point. The evening will begin with the survivors walk on the path through Sally Kate Winters Park. Part of the nightâs festivities will include the Luminaria Ceremony.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Mondayâs storms in Northeast Mississippi caused major destruction in towns like Louisville and Tupelo, and while Clay County was spared from the dangerous weather, residents of the county are looking to lend a helping hand to their surrounding communities.
âWeâre still in help mode,â West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said. âIâve let Columbus know they can borrow two of our public works trucks if they need them, and weâve still got a crew from the electrical service in Tupelo.â
Community Counseling Services will not hold its yard sale, initially scheduled for Friday in the Pass It On parking lot in West Point.
According to Martha Allen Wooten, CCS marketing coordinator, the organization and its participating clients elected to, instead, concentrate efforts toward disaster relief in the Louisville community.
A West Point resident will be charged with aggravated assault following a Tuesday night shooting.
According to West Point Police Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, about 7 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to a disturbance call at Red Wine Circle in West Point.
âWhen officers arrived they found a black male with a gunshot wound,â Lee said. âParamedics arrived and he was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.â
Lee said WPPD could not release the name of the victim as of Wednesday, but that the victim is still undergoing treatment.