Archive - 2014
By Will Nations
PHEBA ââ Hebron Christian senior Brandon England was named to the MAIS 2014 Class-A North all-star baseball team, topping a District 3-A award list full of Eagles.
The Class-A game opens the afternoon doubleheader at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson. The Class-AA and-AAA game follows after the completion of the first game.
âThis season was a blessing. It was nothing but fun and hard work,â England said. âWe had a few kinks, but we worked through them to have successful season.â
The West Point Police Department is looking for any information on the whereabouts of Rasheda Wilson, 23, of West Point.
In addition to West Point, Wilson is wanted by the Clay County Sheriffâs Department, Oktibbeha County Sheriffâs Department and the Columbus Police Department, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The We Care Committee will open its nutrition feeding program for children in West Point this summer.
WCC President LueZarah Robinson said the program will start June 1 and run every weekday until Aug. 6. The program is for all children in the West Point and Clay County community and will serve breakfast and lunch.
âWeâll be serving healthy meals and weâll have daily activities,â Robinson said. âI â and one other cook â will be in the kitchen and weâll have an assistant helping serve.â
Local attorneys and paralegals gathered May 14 at West Point City Hall for the cityâs first ever Wills for Heroes event.
Eleven volunteer attorneys met with first responders from the Clay County Sheriffâs Department, West Point Police Department, West Point Fire Department and local emergency medical technicians for free to prepare wills, powers of attorney and advanced health care directives.
The event was sponsored by the Clay County Bar Association (CCBA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Bar Associationâs Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation.
By Will Nations
MABEN â Stan Hughey said he feels like he is 25 years old again. With this new found energy, the former Oak Hill girlsâ basketball coach is ready to open the second stage of his coaching career.
After accepting the head coaching position for the Heritage Academy girlsâ basketball team in April, Hughey left that position May 13 and was officially announced as the new head girlsâ basketball coach at East Webster High School Tuesday in Maben.
BY MARY GARRISON
Clay County Sheriffâs Department deputies had plenty to keep them busy Tuesday, as the department arrested 21 area residents on a number of charges in its latest âroundup.â
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the morning-long operation stemmed from April grand jury indictments. CCSD typically engages in a mass roundup about twice a year, Scott said.
By Will Nations
Oak Hillâs rising senior class has shown promise in its first two seasons of varsity football action. Having made the playoffs in consecutive seasons, the first time for the program since 1989-90 seasons, the Raiders are primed for a special run starting in August.
With the class of 2015âs final season on the horizon, Oak Hill could not have asked for a stronger spring football scrimmage, tallying 350 yards of total offense against the Hatley Tigers in a 29-8 victory Thursday evening in Hatley.
Mattie Pearl Deanes Davis, age 90, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Strong Hill M.B. Church with Dr. Rev. Israel Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Strong Hill Stockholderâs Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 â 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâs Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Henry Curtis Townsend, age 73 , passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, in his home following an extended illness.
He was the fourth of eight children born to the union of the late Albert and Odessa Bell Townsend March 17, 1941.
He is preceded in death by his eldest sister, Mildred Townsend Lowery; three brothers â in â law: Shirley Wardell Lowery, Alonzo P. Jackson, and John Mason (Big Joe.)
Aline McFarland Cunningham, 87, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo.
She was formally of Houston. She was born April 25, 1927. in Orange County, Texas, to Jay Hugh Davis Mcfarland and May Rye McFarland. She was a home maker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Houston Busy Beeâs Club, and also a member of The Blue Ladies at Trace Regional Hospital.