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June 4th, 2013

Jury awards $100,000 to former Water and Light Superintendent

June 4, 2013

According to the federal jury, which oversaw a five-day trial in Aberdeen after Memorial Day, Shasta Plunkett, the former Interim Superintendent for the West Point Power and Light Department was discriminated against when he was fired by city officials.

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Police still seek suspect in armed robbery incident

June 4, 2013

The West Point Police Department is still investigating an armed robbery incident, which happened over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Jury finds in favor of Plunkett

June 4, 2013

Testimony lasted into Monday afternoon, but a federal jury on Monday evening returned a verdict in favor of former West Point Interim Water and Light Superintendent Shasta Plunkett.
Plunkett was awarded $100,000 for emotional distress, and the jury awarded him $5,000 in lost wages.
Details about the trial and the verdict will be in Wednesday's Daily Times Leader.

June 3rd

Mary D. Brand

June 3, 2013

Mary D. Brand, 92, passed away, on June 2, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Mrs. Brand was born June 10, 1920, in Calhoun County, in the Derma Community to the late Willie Mae Ward and Reginald E. Dye. She was a Homemaker and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mary Dye Brand was married to Bill Brand; he preceded her in death August 31, 1968.
Funeral services are Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Keen officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Chickasaw County.

William “Pete” Ezell

June 3, 2013

Funeral services for William “Pete” Ezell, 71, of Petal, are 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Hulett-Winstead Chapel in Hattisburg. He died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at his residence. Interment will follow in East Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Leakesville, at 1 p.m.
Mr. Ezell was a retired grocery manager formerly employed with Kroger Food Store, an avid bowler, and a die hard Mississippi State Bulldogs and New York Yankees fan. He was a member of New Zion Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Deneise Ezell and his parents, Pat and Mary Ezell.

Flora Mae Fulgham

June 3, 2013

Flora Mae Fulgham, passed away June 2, 2013, in Starkville.
She was a homemaker and a member of Self Creek Baptist Church, where she was a church nursery worker and Sunday school teacher. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Alta Early; husband, P.D. Fulgham; sisters, Barbara Linn, Peggy Quinn and Ellen Morgan.

Brenda Andrews Thrash

June 3, 2013

Brenda Andrews Thrash, age 50, of West Point, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Elaine Scoggins Doolittle

June 3, 2013

A devoted wife of 53 years, a loving mother and grandmother and a dedicated teacher, Marilyn Elaine Scoggins Doolittle, born December 1, 1942 in Ragland, Alabama, passed away at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, May 31, 2013 at the age of 70.

Inky to open Summer Reading Program

June 3, 2013

Perennial favorite, Inky the Clown brings his unique style of entertainment to the Bryan Public Library today at 2 p.m. The library expects to break last year’s record attendance with children coming from all over West Point and Clay County to enjoy the antics of everyone’s favorite clown. Inky brings magic, juggling, jokes and all around silliness to delight everyone from age 1 to 101. Come one, come all to the Bryan Public Library this afternoon and every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. for the “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Program. File Photo

My thoughts on the Starkville regional

June 3, 2013

The sun set on Dudy Noble Sunday evening as the first innings of play went by quickly. The ballpark which famous Mississippi crime-fiction author John Grisham has referred to as “The Carnegie Hall of Baseball”. Mississippi State University and the University of Central Arkansas faced-off for the fifth time in the 2013 season.

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