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February 2nd, 2015

LINK looks at regional retail

February 2, 2015


The Golden Triangle LINK has been looking at the different facets of economic development in the region, and lately the group has focused on potential retail growth.

January 29th

Championship Preview and Predictions

January 29, 2015

New England vs. Seattle

2/1 6:30 (ET)

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Lady Raiders fall short of Leake in thriller

January 29, 2015


In both teams’ MAIS District 2-AA finale, an extra period was needed to decide a winner.
Leake Academy junior Marlee Tubby’s two free throws in overtime secured an escape for the Rebelettes with a 64-62 win over the Oak Hill Lady Raiders Tuesday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.

OHA Raiders celebrate win on senior night

January 29, 2015


Any gift six Oak Hill Academy seniors received prior to Senior Night’s tip-off did not match the gift they gave themselves.
The Oak Hill Raiders (14-7; 8-2 District 2-AA) used a fourth-quarter, 20-6 run to upset the Leake Rebels, 59-52, in both team’s District 2-AA finale Tuesday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. The Raiders’ victory earned the team a No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the district tournament, which starts Tuesday at Canton Academy.

Local adult ministry celebrates four years, still gaining momentum

January 29, 2015


The congregation of Northsde Christian Church in West Point saw a need in the community for an adult Sunday School that would reach across denominational lines and take place during the week. Church member Margaret Shelton was one of the people who made “Tuesday Morning Sunday School” a reality.
“We first started meeting at the original church across the street from where Northside Church is now,” Shelton said. “It was just a body of believers from here in West Point who wanted to dig a little deeper into the word together.”

Local schools to compete for scholarships

January 29, 2015


East Mississippi Community College will host its eighth annual Scholar’s Olympiad Friday at the Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew, and two West Point schools will participate in the competition.
During the Olympiad, high school juniors and seniors from EMCC’s district will compete in academic, artistic and technical areas. The first-place student in each category will receive a $2,000 scholarship, with $1,000 for second place and $300 for third place. The school whose students give the best performance will also receive the overall school award.

Crime Stoppers aid local police

January 29, 2015


The Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers (GTCS) are looking to get the word out that citizens have the option to report criminal activity while remaining anonymous and possibly receiving an award.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said GTCS was formed in 1991 and serves Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Monroe and Noxubee counties. He said Crime Stoppers provided a valuable tool to law enforcement.
“It has definitely helped us solve some cases,” Scott said. “We don’t necessarily get calls every day, but the ones we do get usually have substantial information.”

January 28th

Milford R. Forrest

January 28, 2015

Milford R. Forrest, age 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mr. Milford was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Tangipahoa Parish, La., the son of the late Herman Edward and Clyde C. Strickland Forrest. In the early years, Mr. Milford worked alongside his father as a dairyman. He later worked for Bryan Foods in West Point for 17 years, where he was a sanitation supervisor. He was an United States Air Force Veteran, where he served as a Drill Instructor. He was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. Mr.

Alvanell ‘Mamanee’ Kennedy Jeter Christopher

January 28, 2015

Funeral services for Alvanell Kennedy Jeter Christopher (lovingly called “Mamanee” by her family) were Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, a graveside service followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
“Mamanee,” was 96 years old, died at her Broad Street home Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents: James Preston and Emma Lou Kennedy; her husband, Marvin Homer Jeter, Sr.; her sister, Thelma Kennedy; and her son, James Carey Jeter.
She is survived by her son, Marvin Homer Jeter, Jr. and his wife Betty, of Jackson; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Kimberly Marie Kelsey Haughton

January 28, 2015

Kimberly Marie Kelsey Haughton, age 51, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at her residence in West Point. Kim was born November 6, 1963, in West Point, the daughter of Robert William Kelsey, Jr. and Hilda Elliott Magers. Kim worked for many years as a secretary at Bryan Foods, Reliable Security, and as a teller at BancorpSouth. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Elliott, Sr.; paternal grandmother: Emily Jane Kelsey; and paternal grandfather: Robert William Kelsey, Sr.

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