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February 6th, 2013

Robbie Mary Morton

February 6, 2013

Robbie Mary Morton age 87, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013. at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral services are Friday, February 8, 2013, at noon from Towncreek M.B. Church with the Rev. Charles Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Towncreek M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. from Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 5th

Douglas Ellis Ward

February 5, 2013

Douglas Ellis Ward age 69, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Abbott Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

“Go Hard MS” visits WPHS

February 5, 2013

Every 23 seconds a student drops out of school. The group with Go Hard Mississippi, a drop out preventative program want to change that, at least in Mississippi schools. Aldric Beal of Newton, and a graduate of Newton High School, has been with the program for two years and wants to get teens excited about staying in school.
“We want to interact with the kids and have fun,” said Beal. “We try to throw in a few life lessons and hope the message will stick with them. They need to stay in school and prepare for their future. I hope a few of them get that.”

The Grand Chess Board

February 5, 2013

It is often said that “children are our most valuable resources.”
If that is coming out of a parent’s mouth, it is probably meant with the best of intentions.
If those are the words of a politician or a political change agent, the meaning is likely entirely different.
While parents naturally see children as the next in line to take up the torch for the previous generation, politicians view kids as nothing more than human resources or pawns.

Several damaged county roads to be repaired

February 5, 2013

Growing up in the country, many Clay County residents have pretty much become accustomed to traveling over bumpy, dirt and gravel country roads that don’t receive the regular maintenance they need to stay in tip-top condition.
But that doesn’t mean these travelers like having their vehicles beat up and bruised by roads heavy with dangerous potholes and roads that are very off level.

Lady Raiders cruise to senior night win

February 5, 2013

Raiders finish season strong with home win

February 5, 2013

Police seeking information on stolen items

February 5, 2013

Over the past two weeks, the West Point Police Department Investigation Division has worked several burglary cases.
The Police Department’s investigators are tracking leads to some of the suspects in several cases investigators are currently working on. The Investigation Division does have information that some of the items related to the burglary cases have been sold. The Police Department is asking anyone who may have purchased any of the following items or knows anyone who has purchased them to please come forward.

February 4th

Dorcellius Murray Jr.

February 4, 2013

Dorecellius Murray Jr. age 85, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services are Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Progress St. Church of God with the Rev. A. Stockton officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is Monday, February 4, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Davidson stumps at breakfast

February 4, 2013

District 36 candidate Jimmy Davidson lays out his plans for the area at the Legislative Breakfast on Monday. Check out www.dailytimesleader.com for a video snippet of his speech. Photo by Bryan Davis

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