February 20th, 2014
BY MARY GARRISON
Three Clay County men are facing methamphetamine charges, following an eight-month investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
According to MBN Public Relations Coordinator Delores Lewis, officers conducted an investigatory traffic stop on Feb. 12 which led to the execution of a search warrant at a West Point residence. The search allegedly yielded some 13 grams of methamphetamine.
LEARNED â€” The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles bounced back from a North-Central tournament final loss and claimed a 60-32 win over the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints Monday night at REBUL Academy.
Holly Hudson led the Lady Eagles with 16 points, Rebekah Falkner added 14 and Victoria Ferguson notched 10 in the win.
Hebron (19-5) used a big second quarter, outscoring Trinity, 20-7, and grabbed a double-digit lead at halftime, 33-20. The Lady Eagles held 22-point advantage at the end of the third quarter, 45-23.
Agents over the three-day weekend arrested a Texas man in Mississippi in connection with the seizure of about $100,000 in cocaine, interim Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Samuel W. Owens said Tuesday.
Charles A. Skelly, 25, of Houston, Texas, faces one count of possession of a kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute, Director Owens said.
BY MARY GARRISON
The window of time open for West Point residents to submit applications to the city in hopes of obtaining assistance to rebuild their homes has come and gone, and now West Point has taken it to the next step in the process. The city was set this week to submit its application to the Mississippi Development Authority â€” just shy of the Feb. 20 deadline â€” for the consideration of a HOME grant.
Richard Anthony Franklin of Greenville, age 77, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Mortimer Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial followed at Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery.
Richard Anthony Franklin was born Jan. 8, 2014, in Amory, to the late John L. and Louise Franklin. He grew up in Cedar Bluff and graduated from West Point High School in 1956.
Etta Florence Moon, age 89, left her life on earth to begin her life in heaven Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her daughterâ€™s home in West Point after bravely battling Alzheimerâ€™s for seven years.
By Will Nations
CANTON â€” Anna Evans scored a game-high 23 points, Victoria Sprayberry added 17 and the Leake Rebelletes capped their 12th straight MAIS Class-AA North Tournament title with a 72-29 win Saturday afternoon at Canton Academy.
Evans scored her first 13 points during the first half, and Sprayberry knocked down three of her first five 3-pointers during the second quarter. The combination of Evans and Sprayberry gave Leake a 21-point advantage by the break, 37-16.
BY WILL NATIONS
CANTON â€” The Oak Hill Raiders made great strides for its boysâ€™ basketball program this weekend.
Making their first appearance in the MAIS Class-AA North championship game, the Raiders looked to cap a perfect weekend, but the game turned bittersweet for the red-and-white.
Junior Alex Shepard scored a game-high 34 points, and the Leake Rebels defeated Oak Hill, 64-55, Saturday night at Canton Academy.
By Will Nations
BENTON â€” After claiming their eighth District 3-A title in nine seasons, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles were searching for another triumphant weekend.
Standing in their way was the District 4-A champions, the Carroll Lady Rebels, in the MAIS Class-A North-Central tournament championship game.
Behind strong second and third quarters, Carroll claimed the North-Central title over Hebron, 56-43, Saturday evening at Benton Academy.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Another step has been made in the ongoing effort on behalf of West Point and Clay County to share a seat on the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) Board of Directors.
Mike Hainsey, GTRA executive director, said all five entities on the board â€” West Point, Starkville, Columbus, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties â€” are required to adopt a resolution of intention to approve the split chair. Oktibbeha, Hainsey said, adopted its resolution of intention Monday. Lowndes County adopted its resolution of intention Friday.