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August 20th

Officials step up festival security efforts

August 20, 2014


The Prairie Arts and Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues festivals getting closer by the minute, preparations are headed down the home stretch. Festival coordinators and law enforcement officials have turned their eyes to one of the most important aspects of the weekend: safety.
West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director — and Prairie Arts festival coordinator — Lisa Klutts said the Growth Alliance works with the West Point Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Department to make the event at Sally Kate Winters Park as safe as possible.

Cattlemen’s College comes to West Point

August 20, 2014


The Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) will host its 2014 Cattlemen’s College from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Town Creek Farm in West Point. The event is free, but requires registration, and will feature speakers and programs pertaining to a variety of ranch and farm related topics.
Clay County Mississippi State University Extension Service Director B.J. McClenton said the MCA has hosted the college for the past two years, and this is the first one to be held in the Golden Triangle.

Two time escapee arrested in Indiana

August 20, 2014


A twice escaped Clay County inmate ended his latest stint on the run Monday night in Anderson, Ind.
About 7:26 p.m. Monday, U.S. Marshals arrested Marquis D. Boyd, 23, of West Point, following a brief car chase. He was booked at 7:50 p.m. into Madison County Detention Center in Anderson, Ind., where he was held without bond. Boyd was scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Anderson.

August 19th

West Point, Louisville tie in scrimmage

August 19, 2014


STARKVILLE — West Point and Louisville will just have to be satisfied to have competed against somebody other than teammates. Nothing separated the pair, but preseason practices finally had an end game.
The Green Wave and the Wildcats, defending MHSAA Class-3A state champions, played to a 7-7 tie in two quarters of action in the New Hope High School fall jamboree Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.

Leesa Reid

August 19, 2014

Leesa Reid, age 53, passed away Friday, Aug.15, 2014, at her residence in West Point. Leesa was born Dec. 16,1960, in Jackson, the daughter of the late William Olyn and Sally Ruth Freeny Kemp. She was a Bar Tender at the West Point Country Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Kemp.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014, from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Fortenberry officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of arrangements.

Henry Clay residents 'Step On It!'

August 19, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Step On It! is a program sponsored by Gentiva Home Health and Hospice to keep senior citizens moving and healthy. Gentiva Home Health and Hospice physical therapist Casey Clark introduced the Step On It! program to the residents of the Henry Clay Retirement Community in West Point Friday. The program encourages people of retirement age to maintain good health throughout their lives.

Mobile veteran center offers counseling

August 19, 2014


The Jackson Veteran Center Mobile Clinic will be on hand to provide counseling for local combat veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Walmart parking lot in West Point.
The Vet Center and G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center launched a collaborative initiative in March to reach out to veterans and their families and assist them in finding health care and other services.

Officials caution against realistic BB guns

August 19, 2014


Local law enforcement officials are warning West Point and Clay County residents against the use and display of BB guns, pellet guns or toy guns that look like actual firearms.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said the West Point Police Department is encouraging parents not to buy these type of guns for their kids, and if the parent knows the child has one, to not let them leave the home with it.

August 18th

VIDEO: This day in history

August 18, 2014

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August 15th

Mariah Ball Wilson

August 15, 2014

Mariah Ball Wilson, age 87, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.16, 2014, at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with Rev. Al Lathan Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. Friday, Aug.15, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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