April 10th, 2014
A West Point woman is facing capital murder charges, following the death of her infant son.
Clay County Sheriffâ€™s deputies arrested Brittania Smith, 24, or 904 Hillside Park in West Poing Monday after results from a Mississippi Crime Lab autopsy allegedly confirmed 2-month-old Brinston Smith had ingested a lethal dose of prescription codeine. The death was ruled a homicide.
The Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department Investigators have arrested and charged Brittania Smith, age 24, of 904 Hillside Park, West Point with capital murder. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott stated the arrest stemmed from the death of her 2 month old infant son, Brinston Smith. Scott said authorities were notified on Monday, April 7th by the Mississippi Crime Lab that the child had died from a lethal dose of codeine and has been ruled a homicide. Smith is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Jail awaiting an arraignment in Clay County Justice Court.
The Oak Hill tennis team dropped its first district match Monday afternoon 5-4 in West Point. It came down to the last match of the day and the Mavericks of Manchester Academy held off the Raiders to remain undefeated in district play.
â€śWe played well despite the weather, but they are a really good team and have 11 returning seniors this year,â€ť Coach Brian Middleton said. â€śI was pleased with how we competed on a nasty day.â€ť
In boysâ€™ singles, John Willis Stevens defeated Alex Dixon (6-1)(6-1) and Will Kelly defeated Matt Huggins (6-3)(6-7)(7-6) in a split set tiebreaker.
Senior West Point Guard Tre Williams inked with East Central Community College Tuesday morning after being named all-district last season averaging 9.75 points and four rebounds a game. Coach Brad Cox said that he thinks he can succeed at the next level because Williams is a solid, all-around player who shoots the ball well from the perimeter.
â€śI chose East Central because I like their coaching staff, and they seem to care a lot about their players and helping them be successful,â€ť said Williams. â€śI just felt like it was a place where it could help me get better.â€ť
By Josh Presley
Sally Kate Winters Family Services hosted its annual Child Abuse Prevention Parade Tuesday in downtown West Point.
The children lined up in front of the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance on Broad Street, then went down Commerce Street over to Market Street and ended on East Street to make a block around Sally Kate Winters Park.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley led the parade, followed by a truck from the West Point Fire Department.
BY MARY GARRISON
Antique collectors have something new to look forward to in West Point this weekend.
Beginning 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Thursday through Saturday, four local antique dealers â€“ Annabelleâ€™s, Sunny Side, Maw Mawâ€™s Treasures and Bits-N-Pieces will host the first ever Egg-stravaganza spring open house event featuring refreshments and additional discounts on merchandise.
By Josh Presley
The city of West Point put more than $500,000 in delinquent property taxes on sale Monday at City Hall.
The total amount owed for the delinquent taxes was $546,867, which were initially due at the end of November of last year.
With a total of 934 parcels for sale and West Point City Clerk Delores Doss said 934 parcels of land were up for sale and all but five or six of the parcels were sold to different investors for a total of $425,840.
Doss said the sale began at 9 a.m. and ended at 12:45 p.m.
Dorothy Lounez Tate of West Point, MS passed away on Sunday April 6, 2014, at NMMC-West Point at the age of 82. She was born on September 18, 1931, in Chickasaw County to the late Sally Lou Griffin and Elbert Smith. She was a self employed painter and a member of Free Praise & Worship Center.
Mary Lee Green, 92, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral Services are set for noon Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home, J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Baptist Grove Cemetary in Prairie, Miss.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Murphy Evans Sr., 88, died March 31, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in West Point, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Landon Shelton-Neely Post 212 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1262, West Point, MS 39773.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.