February 6th, 2014
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
In December, We Care Committee Director Luezarah â€śLouâ€ť Robinson made it a point to give out free goodies to individuals in need of extra food supplies. Beginning at 8 a.m. today at the Luezarah Robinson Healthcare Care building located on Highway 45 Alt. N., Robinson is set to give away leftover treats.
At the previous giveaway, Robinson incorporated a relatively quick and painless application process to gauge who was in sincere need of a little care package.
By Donna Summerall
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club recognized members of the clergy who were in attendance at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting in the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. They were presented with a certificate of appreciation by President Margaret Shelton. Civitan members were encouraged to invite their pastors to attend the meetings in February.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Less than 24 hours after 16-year-old Shemekia Rice was reported missing to the West Point Police Department by her mother, she was found alive and well.
WPPD Juvenile Officer Zate McGee said police plastered Riceâ€™s picture on Facebook shortly after the missing persons report was submitted in addition to the pictures circulated in local media outlets.
Rice, according to McGee, was spotted at a West Point High School basketball game at about 7 p.m. Tuesday by a member in the audience shortly after images of her hit Facebook.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The last checkbox on the list of requirements necessary to begin construction for Yokohama Boulevard has been filled. After the finalization of eminent domain land acquisition, citizens traveling on Highway 45 will notice crews laying the groundwork for the extensive construction project come Monday.
Robert Calvert, Calvert-Spradling Engineers president, said now that the extra land necessary for construction has been acquired, the beginnings of the $19 million Yokohama Boulevard are not far away.
Vickie Carol Weaver, 58, passed away Feb. 1, 2014, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona.
Mrs. Vickie was born Dec. 10, 1955, in Houston, the daughter of the late James Davis and Christine Garrett Doss. She was a member of The Church of Christ. She was the former Owner and Operator of Foodland CafĂ©. She married David Lamar Weaver July 2, 1987, in West Point.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Yarber officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.
Eva Bell Westbrook age 98, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at noon from Strong Hill M.B. Church with Rev. Dwight Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Mickey Newman Moseley, 90, passed away, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
Mickey was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Utica, to the late Ruby Pearl Hennington and George Dewey Newman Sr. Mickey was a graduate of Blue Mountain College. She taught High School English at Montpelier High School for 1 year, then worked 29 years with Clay County Welfare Department in Human Resources. Mrs. Moseley was a member of First Christian Church of West Point. She married Bennie Dexter Moseley in 1945, at Montpelier, he preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1981.
Maj. (Ret.) James Benton Griffith (Jim) passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his home in Miramar Beach, Fla.
He was born at Cedar Bluff, June 3, 1936, to the late Edna Ellis Griffith and the late James Benton Griffith Sr. He graduated from West Point High School in 1954, and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He was a Vietnam veteran, retiring in 1974. Following his retirement, he joined the Civil Service for the U.S. Army at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., serving from 1975 â€“ 1996.
Jim was married to the late Jane K. Griffith, England, for 49 years.
Marian E. Bramlett, age 82 of West Point, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, from Calvert Funeral Home with interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation is Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, from 5 â€“ 8 p.m.. at Calvert Funeral Home. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.
BY MARY GARRISON
The Golden Triangle Development LINK is looking to take things to the next level in economic development. Joe Max Higgins, chief executive officer for the LINK, announced Tuesday the agency would begin a restructuring process aimed at bringing in future projects and cultivating those already in the works in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.