Archive - 2014
A two-car collision occurred Friday night in Clay County, leaving two West Point residents seriously injured.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Criss Turnipseed said the accident happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday on Highway 45 Alt. at the Tibbee bridge.
According to Turnipseed, 48-year-old Louis Chandler, of Pontotoc, was driving a 2005 silver Ford F-150 truck and traveling north in the southbound lane of Hwy 45.
Chandler collided with 28-year-old Joana Hardwick, of West Point, who was driving a 2006 cream-colored Chrysler.
Due to severe weather concerns in the area, all of West Point School District schools, as well as Clay County Elementary, Oak Hill Academy will dismiss students at noon Monday.
Hebron Christian School in Pheba will dismiss students at 1 p.m.
Residents are urged to keep a close eye on changing weather conditions throughout the day Monday and into Tuesday. Watch for developments at dailytimesleader.com.
James R. ââJimââ Jolly, age 41, of West Point, passed away Monday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Memorial services are scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014, at 6 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Visitation is 5 â 6 p.m. Monday prior to service.
Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. M. Dean Andrews, 59, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Dean was born April 13, 1955, in West Point the son of the late Melvin and Melba Wilson Andrews. He was a Baptist and was retired from Bacco Materials, where he worked in the weigh in station.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Andrews (Kyong) of West Point; nieces: Amanda Thrash of West Point and Amy Andrews of Chattanooga, Tenn.; nephew: Todd Andrews of Columbus; aunts: Linda Wilson and Jackie Wilson both
BY JOSH PRESLEY
East Mississippi Community College hosted its 25th annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon Thursday at EMMCâs Golden Triangle Campus in Mayhew.
The luncheon was to honor business and industry partners from the Golden Triangle and East Mississippi region. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was the keynote speaker for the event.
Reeves said he talks to residents in other parts of Mississippi who donât fully grasp why so many companies in the last 10 years have chosen to locate in the Golden Triangle.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Local Emergency Planning Committee authorized a study in April to examine the transport of hazardous materials throughout the county.
The study was funded by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and examined each major road, waterway, railroad and pipeline and found that Clay County has significant exposure to hazardous materials flow, with more than 500 trucks traveling through the county each day on average.
BY MARY GARRISON
The West Point Rotary Club is working to make certain the memory of selfless spirits does not go unnoticed. During a special program Thursday at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point, the club bestowed its highest honor â a Paul Harris fellowship â to the family of James Harrell.
Charles Hamilton, 67, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 in West Point.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Northside Christian Church, with Rev. Orlando Richmond, officiating. Burial will follow in Plair Cemetery, Starkville.
Visitation is today, Thursday, April 24, 2014 from noon - 6 p.m. at West Memorial Chapel, Starkville.
West Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
You may sign the online memorial register @westmemorialfunerals.com
James M. Fields, 76, passed away April 18, 2014, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.
Mr. James was born May 27, 1937, in Maben, the son of the late O.D. and Cora Mae Langford Fields. He worked in maintenance at General Tire in Columbus for 32 years. He was a Baptist. He married Margret Schmidt Fields in Sept. 1984 in Columbus.
Graveside services are Friday, April 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with Pastor Bobby Richardson officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
M. Dean Andrews, Age 59, of West Point, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Visitation is Saturday, April 26, 2014, from noon - 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Complete arrangements will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.