January 10th, 2013
Robert F. Cockrell, age 87, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.Â
Funeral services are Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Cairo Cemetery Cairo Community.Â
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.Â Â
First Grade Church Hill student Jabari Nesbitt keeps perfect timing during the Church Hill Cherubsâ€™ performance at the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Davis
Robert Lee (Rab) Woodard, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at his home in Houston.
Funeral services are Saturday, January 12. 2013, at 2 p.m. at Centerhill M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will follow in the Palestine Church Cemetery in Van Vleet.
The body will lie at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of the service.
Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
The Clay County Sheriff Department needs your help in locating a 2010 Red/Black Polaris 550 Sportsman 4-Wheeler (Serial Number 4XAZN55A0AA004897) that was stolen from a residence on the morning of Jan. 8 on Old Highway 50 East.
Sheriff Eddie Scott stated that the investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department Investigative Division at 662-494-2896 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
A few weeks ago Clay County District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes advised other Clay County supervisors that the county should not wait around for funding before coming up with a project on which those funds could be used. And Thursday, during the Clay County Board of Supervisorsâ€™ second meeting of the new year, the message was delivered once again.
On Tuesday, West Point Democrat (House District 36) David Gibbs had a hand-written note delivered to Mississippi House Speaker Phillip Gunn explaining that he was resigning from the state legislature after 19 years of representing Clay, Lowndes and Monroe Counties.
By Wednesday, the legislature, which began a three-month session on Tuesday, was busy researching whether Gibbs' resignation could be rescinded.
According to reports, Gibbs initially resigned due to â€śpoor healthâ€ť on January 8.
What if you were driving down the road and all of a sudden someone rammed into your vehicle, sending you flying off the road while they continue driving on like nothing ever happened?
Most people would find themselves in a state of rage after an event like this especially if they were seriously injured and their vehicle was severely damaged.
The city of West Point is giving Comcast only a few more weeks to act on a service contract with the city before the city passes a resolution to remove all of Comcastâ€™s attachments on city-owned utility poles.
Paying only $1.50 per pole is no longer an option and is no longer acceptable to the city, which is now asking Comcast to sign a contract through which Comcast would pay $15 per pole. If Comcast officials donâ€™t act soon the city of West Point is ready to detach all Comcast attachments from city poles and negotiate with other cable and Internet service providers.
Longtime West Point Businessman Mike Garnett, owner of Mike Garnett Enterprises, expressed his opposition Tuesday to the city of West Point charging the minimum set rates for electricity and water services for properties that only need services for a few days.
The Pilot Club of West Point met Tuesday night to discuss ad and ticket sales for the upcoming Legends event scheduled for March 2. This years theme is â€śOne Hit Wondersâ€ť and the venue is changing from The Civic to the Community Counseling Services Auditorium, formerly the gymnasium on the Mary Holmes College campus. The pilots are hoping for a large turnout from the community for the night of fun, music and entertainment.