February 7th, 2013
Nina âFayeâ Barnes age 70, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
A celebration of her life will take place tonight, Friday, February 8, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Old White Road.
She leaves behind two sisters, Renette Gaskin and Debra Caspell, and significant other, Jerome Nolan.
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club warmly welcomed former Chancery Clerk, Robbie Robinson to speak at Wednesdayâs meeting. Robinson was the special guest of Rev. Kelly Unger. Unger shared a bit of early history by telling a story about how his father, Rev. Unger, married the parents of Robbie Robinson. February is Clergy month and Robinson wanted to share a true story of World War II. He is a great lover of history and especially the time during the second world war.
The Lady Eagle basketball program is coming off a big junior high district tournament this past weekend and hope that the success carries over into this coming weekend.
Hebron Christian is a very young ball club with four starters still in junior high, but under the direction of head coach William Cotton have played great basketball in the month of January. Last weekâs junior high tournament championship gave the junior high girls much needed experience playing in a tournament atmosphere.
Head Coach Gary Vaughn and his Hebron Christian Eagles are chomping at the bit as they are ready to enter into the district 3-A basketball tournament tonight.
Hebron has not played a game in over two weeks and have been really anticipating entering into the tournament. Even though some Eagles fans may be looking ahead to Saturday night, Coach Vaughn knows his team has to take care of Calhoun Academy first understanding how important the game is for seeding.
Oak Hillâs Head Coach Brian Middleton knows how important tonightâs game is against Canton Academy as the Raiders have yet to defeat the Cougars this season.
âA big game,â said Coach Middleton during a phone interview Thursday, âa win over Canton puts us one step closer to a district championship.â
Financial assistance is out there, but one just has to find it.
Thatâs a little easier said than done considering the fact that most grants for municipal or county projects are very competitive, whether that be nationally competitive or competitive in-state.
47-year-old Kenny Lang of Columbus surrender to the Clay County Sheriff Department Thursday morning, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott.
Lang was wanted by the Sheriff Department on a Clay County Circuit Court capias warrant for driving under the influence â third offense.
Langâs bond was set at $5,000 and Lang bonded out by mid-afternoon Thursday.
When it was all said and done on Wednesday, five colleges, both in and out of state, got signatures from eight West Point High School seniors to play football in the fall.
The class includes Mario Virges (East Mississippi Community College), Tez Lane (Northeast Mississippi Community College), Freddie Reed (University of North Alabama), Lyndon Johnson (Holmes Community College), Ed Brown (Coastal Carolina), Eric Lemus (East Mississippi Community College), Treâ Bennett (Holmes Community College) and Terence âT.J.â Minor (East Mississippi Community College).
The United States Northern District Court of Mississippi is proceeding this month with a lawsuit filed against two West Point police officers accused of assaulting and wrongfully arresting Clay County resident Gregory Brooks.
Brooks filed a lawsuit in September alleging that for no reason these two officers assaulted him and took him to jail after Brooks reportedly called officers out to his home to press charges against his sister for telephone harassment.