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August 19th

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

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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.

Ronnie Henley

August 15, 2014

Ronnie Henry, age 55, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Lake Grove M.B. Church in Prairie, with Rev. Willie T. Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Oak Hill Raiders turn focus to defense

August 15, 2014


Oak Hill Head Coach Tony Stanford uses the adage that defense wins championships.
The first-year head coach for the Raiders has seen promise from his defensive unit during the first three weeks of the preseason and is hoping it carries over into the regular season.

West Point to face Louisville in scrimmage

August 15, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Green Wave fans will get their first look at this season’s edition of the team with a Saturday afternoon scrimmage.
West Point faces defending Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class-3A state champion Louisville Wildcats at 3 p.m. at Scott Field in Starkville. The scrimmage is a part of the New Hope High School fall jamboree, which boasts six different match-ups, beginning with a scrimmage between Philadelphia and Aberdeen at 9 a.m.
Last year, Louisville stunned West Point with a 35-14 victory in the two-quarter scrimmage.

Celebrate Recovery group offers support

August 15, 2014


Four years ago, the Golden Triangle community got a lifeline in the way of resident support through Celebrate Recovery, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing a community in which participants struggling with a number of life’s ails may find strength and safety. It’s a mission about which Jean Bryan, ministry leader, feels particularly passionate.

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