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June 4th, 2013

Floyd brings Deception to Luncheon with Books

June 4, 2013

Brandon resident and Mississippi State University graduate John M. Floyd will sign copies of his latest mystery/suspense short story collection, “Deception” (Dogwood Press, 2013), at the Bryan Public Library Thursday, June 6, at noon. First-edition, signed copies will be available for $24.95 plus tax.

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Brenda Andrews Thrash

June 4, 2013

Brenda Andrews Thrash, 50, passed away, June 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Brenda was born February 2, 1963, in West Point, to Melba Nell Wilson Andrews and Melvin Andrews. She was a cafeteria worker in the public school system for 12 years and was a Baptist.
Funeral services are Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Sevier officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Bulldogs win Starkville Regional – Headed to Charlottesville Super Regional to take on #6 Wahoos

June 4, 2013

The Diamond Dawgs struck early and often in the elimination Championship Game of the Starkville Regional Monday night, defeating the feisty Central Arkansas Bears by a score of 6-1 to claim the championship and advance to the Super Regionals. With the victory, the 9th ranked Bulldogs (46-18) will now advance to Charlottesville, Virginia, to face the #6 national seed University of Virginia Cavaliers (50-10).

Stolen car recovered in Monroe County with damage

June 4, 2013

Holiday weekends should be fun and relaxing.
As one West Point citizen found out on Memorial Day, it’s also a time to be on guard and keep a watch on your property.

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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.

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