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February 4th

Bernard M. Meisenhoelder

February 4, 2014

Bernard M. Meisenhoelder, 86, passed away Saturday. Feb. 1, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Mr. Bernard was born May 4, 1927, in Kenosa, Wisconsin, the son of the late Rudolf George and Margaretha Barkemeyer Meisenhoelder. He retired from Goodwill, having worked as a maintenance employee for 18 years. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbus. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two others Harold and Carl Meisnehoelder.

Marian E. Bramlett

February 4, 2014

Marian E. Bramlett, age 82 of West Point, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruble L. Alford

February 4, 2014

Ruble L. Alford, 83, passed away Thursday. Jan. 30, 2014, at his residence in Pheba.

Williams, Jenkins featured in Black History Month art exhibit at Bryan Public Library

February 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sponsored Diane Williams and Jerry Jenkins to display their artwork at the Bryan Public Library during Black History Month. Williams is an author and artist working in mixed media fabric art. Jenkins is a member of the Hasan Drums Group, a member of the Mississippi Arts Commission and a teacher of the performing arts.

GTR Authority awarded $90,000 waste tire grant

February 4, 2014

The Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authority’s (SWMA) coffer got a little heavier after having recently been awarded a $90,000 Waste Tire grant on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
Applications for the Waste Tire grant (herein referred to simply as “the grant”) are open year long, according to MDEQ Communications Director Robbie Wilbur.

MCA honors Clay County man

February 4, 2014


John Elliott has been a fixture in the beef cattle industry for 40 years, and on Saturday his longtime efforts were recognized. Elliott earned the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association 2014 award for Commercial Cattleman of the Year at the MCA annual conference in Jackson.

Skills classes take off at EMCC

February 4, 2014


The Clay County Board of Supervisors were updated on the progress of the Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Plant workforce classes, which kicked into gear the moment East Mississippi Community College resumed classes for the spring semester.
Mitzi Thompson, EMCC workforce specialist, said community participation thus far indicated a positive forecast for the interest in employment at Yokohama once the business begins its application phase.

February 3rd

Oak Hill splits with Marshall

February 3, 2014

DTL staff

OHA Lady Raiders 51,
Marshall Lady Patriots 31

Sarah Dill scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds, helping the Oak Hill Lady Raiders defeat the Marshall Lady Raiders, 51-31, in a MAIS non-district game Friday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
“We shot pretty good and held their best player scoreless,” Oak Hill Head Coach Stan Hughey said. “We ran some different offensive sets and had a good night in general. The seniors played well.”

Oxford wins late over West Point, 58-55

February 3, 2014

By Will Nations

The Oxford Chargers (16-7; 3-1 District 2-5A) kept the game close throughout the night, but it was the final four minutes of the 32-minute game that lifted them to victory over the West Point Green Wave Friday night in West Point.
“We had the lead, and we get behind,” Oxford Head Coach Drew Tyler said. “We overcame late turnovers, and it is a good thing to win like this late in the season. This game was a good measuring stick for our team to be able to win on the road.”

Town Creek shooting suspect surrenders to law enforcement

February 3, 2014


West Point Police Department investigators have been rummaging through evidence and leads to make a speedy arrest in the Jan. 22 Town Creek Apartments shooting, which left an individual with a gunshot wound to the neck. But the shooter made investigators' jobs easier by turning himself in at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.
According to a press release issued by the WPPD, the shooter, West Point resident Deylon Antonio Harris, 17, was accompanied by family members Friday as he made his way into the department headquarters.

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