February 4th, 2014
Marian E. Bramlett, age 82 of West Point, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruble L. Alford, 83, passed away Thursday. Jan. 30, 2014, at his residence in Pheba.
By Donna Summerall
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sponsored Diane Williams and Jerry Jenkins to display their artwork at the Bryan Public Library during Black History Month. Williams is an author and artist working in mixed media fabric art. Jenkins is a member of the Hasan Drums Group, a member of the Mississippi Arts Commission and a teacher of the performing arts.
The Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authorityâs (SWMA) coffer got a little heavier after having recently been awarded a $90,000 Waste Tire grant on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
Applications for the Waste Tire grant (herein referred to simply as âthe grantâ) are open year long, according to MDEQ Communications Director Robbie Wilbur.
BY MARY GARRISON
John Elliott has been a fixture in the beef cattle industry for 40 years, and on Saturday his longtime efforts were recognized. Elliott earned the Mississippi Cattlemenâs Association 2014 award for Commercial Cattleman of the Year at the MCA annual conference in Jackson.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The Clay County Board of Supervisors were updated on the progress of the Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Plant workforce classes, which kicked into gear the moment East Mississippi Community College resumed classes for the spring semester.
Mitzi Thompson, EMCC workforce specialist, said community participation thus far indicated a positive forecast for the interest in employment at Yokohama once the business begins its application phase.
OHA Lady Raiders 51,
Marshall Lady Patriots 31
Sarah Dill scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds, helping the Oak Hill Lady Raiders defeat the Marshall Lady Raiders, 51-31, in a MAIS non-district game Friday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
âWe shot pretty good and held their best player scoreless,â Oak Hill Head Coach Stan Hughey said. âWe ran some different offensive sets and had a good night in general. The seniors played well.â
By Will Nations
The Oxford Chargers (16-7; 3-1 District 2-5A) kept the game close throughout the night, but it was the final four minutes of the 32-minute game that lifted them to victory over the West Point Green Wave Friday night in West Point.
âWe had the lead, and we get behind,â Oxford Head Coach Drew Tyler said. âWe overcame late turnovers, and it is a good thing to win like this late in the season. This game was a good measuring stick for our team to be able to win on the road.â
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point Police Department investigators have been rummaging through evidence and leads to make a speedy arrest in the Jan. 22 Town Creek Apartments shooting, which left an individual with a gunshot wound to the neck. But the shooter made investigators' jobs easier by turning himself in at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.
According to a press release issued by the WPPD, the shooter, West Point resident Deylon Antonio Harris, 17, was accompanied by family members Friday as he made his way into the department headquarters.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Although it was nearly 70 years following the closure of World War II, Howard Miskelly was invited to the Mississippi Capitol to receive not only a Bronze Star for his involvement in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns, but also a commemorative US flag shielded by a wooden and glass shell.