October 17th, 2014
BY WILL NATIONS
PHEBA â Hebron Christian in the past few seasons has relied heavily on its rushing attack. Three yards and a cloud of dust had defined the Eaglesâ offensive attack.
Vera Bell Mitchell McCall, age 76, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Strong Hill M.B. Church, with Dr. Israel Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Strong Hill Stockholdersâ Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 â 6 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at St. Paul M.B. Church in Amory.
Carterâs Mortuary Services are in charge of arrangements.
BY MARY GARRISON
In the not-so-distant future, a small U.S. Army unit stationed in Afghanistan will get a little taste of West Point culture.
Scott Huffstetler, of Henagar, Ala., began sending care packages to his nephew Tony, now a lieutenant in a small, specialized unit of the U.S. Army dedicated to surveillance, during his first tour of duty in 2004 in Iraq. What began as just a few personal things, however, soon grew to something more.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Safety is one of the primary concerns for schools, and students in the West Point Career and Technology Center (CTC) have taken on a project to make the school buildings even safer.
CTC Vocational Director Patrick Ray said he learned about a project from a career and technology class at Muscatine Community College (MCC) in Iowa - a simple door-locking mechanism called âthe sleeve.â
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point Board of Selectmen announced the appointment retired city employee George Hinnant as the interim West Point Water and Light Superintendent at its meeting Tuesday.
The board voted to remove former superintendent Dwight Prisock from office on Sept. 10. West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones served as interim superintendent until Hinnantâs appointment.
Jennifer Hamby, of West Point, was sentenced to five years probation for forgery Tuesday during the October Clay County Circuit Court term. Judge James Kitchens initially sentenced Hamby to 10 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, but suspended the sentenced because she had no prior convictions.
A Starkville man is facing a capital murder charge in the death of a Clay County child.
According to a statement issued by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, deputies arrested Charles T. Mullins, 18, of 734 New Light Road in Starkville on Oct. 9 on child abuse charges following an incident in Clay County the previous day.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said at 11:59 a.m. Oct. 8, 911 dispatchers received a call requesting ambulatory services in regard to an injured child at 9630 Griffith Road in western Clay County.
At a Tuesday press conference, Mike Slive announced that he will step down as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, effective July 31, 2015. Slive is the SECâs seventh commissioner and has held the position since 2002, yet he told SECSports.com that recent health concerns have made him reevaluate his priorities. Slive said, âI have been blessed in more ways than I can count and I will have as much passion for this job on my last day as I did on my first."
Mary Louise Smith, daughter of the late John Ed and Mary Lou Williams of 422 Clay Street in West Point, passed away Oct. 7t, 2014. She was the mother of the late Tracy H. Smith III. Her surviving daughters are: Cheryl A. Smith (Austin), Ruby A. Smith (Brown) and Johnnie G. Smith. Mary passed away at home in Jonesboro, Ga. surrounded by family. She will be eulogized and laid to rest Saturday, October 18, 2014. The services will be held at 1 p.m. from, Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, 6580 Church Street, Riverdale, Ga. 30274,.
Joseph Michael âJoeyâ Raines, age 42, passed away Tuesday. Oct. 14, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.