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Officials stressing New Year’s safety

December 31, 2014


The stress of Christmas shopping has passed, and many citizens may now look to cut loose and blow off some steam on New Year’s Eve. Local officials urge residents to take proper care during the holiday, and be as safe as possible while enjoying themselves.
Fireworks are one of the time-tested traditions of New Year’s, though West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said discharging fireworks is illegal inside the city limits.

December 30th

Ruben Moore Jr.

December 30, 2014

Ruben Moore, Jr. age 82, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Pisgah M.B. Church at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to funeral service. Burial will follow in the Lee Hill Cemetery.
Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements. Friends my sign the online register book:

Former OHA coach Hughey dies

December 30, 2014


The West Point community was left reeling Sunday, when longtime former Oak Hill Academy girls basketball head coach Stan Hughey was discovered dead in his home.

December 29th

Details emerge on Hughey death

December 29, 2014

DTL staff

More details are emerging on the death of former Oak Hill Girls Head Basketball coach Stan Hughey.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, officers conducted a welfare check about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a residence at 3080 Lone Oak Drive in West Point after the homeowner had posted a suggestive post to social media.
Upon arrival, police discovered a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. A medical examiner later pronounced the victim dead at the scene. A shotgun was recovered near the victim, as well as a note, according to the statement.

Marie Inman

December 29, 2014

Marie Inman, age 86, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Fred Dreher Jr.

December 29, 2014

Fred Dreher Jr., age 87, of West Point, passed away Friday, Dec.26, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Chandler

December 29, 2014

Charles “Chuck” Chandler, age 68, of Acworth, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville, Ga.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, held from 5 - 8 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Complete arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.

Weapon sale could benefit officer safety

December 29, 2014


Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott is looking for ways to ensure deputy safety on a budget, and a 60-year-old donation to the department may be just what he needs.
The department, through the county, is auctioning off a sub machine gun, likely used in World War II according to Scott, a resident of Clay County donated to the department in 1945. The weapon, a Maguire Industries .45 caliber auto sub model 28AC manufactured in 1936, has been in storage at CCSD since that time but could be of better use.

Passionate Pursuit set to host first 2015 hunt

December 29, 2014


Passionate Pursuit Ministries will host its first hunt of the year on Jan. 11, and volunteers with the group will to continue to minister to citizens through outdoor activities.
Passionate Pursuit volunteer and West Point firefighter Allen Flynt said the day will begin with worship service at 10 a.m. at the Refuge on Highway 45, followed by a pot luck dinner and then the hunt.
He said the group typically does about 10 official hunts per year for underprivileged or disabled citizens.

State honors former rep

December 29, 2014


West Point native David Gibbs served as District 36 Representative for 21 years before he died in January 2013. This year Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill designating a section of Highway 45 in Clay County in Gibbs’ honor.
Mississippi Legislature voted unanimously to pass the bill in February, and Bryant recently signed the bill. The section of Highway 45, from Highway 50 to the Monroe County line, was named Representative David Gibbs Memorial Highway.

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