April 9th, 2014
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.
BY MARY GARRISON
LOWNDES COUNTY â€” The Golden Triangle Regional Airport had its share of plumbing issues Sunday, as a pipe disconnected amidst thunderstorms and left the terminal soaking wet.
According to Robin McCormick, West Point-Clay County representative on the GTRA Board of Directors, about 8:15 p.m. a drain pipe connected to the roof drain in the terminal â€śbroke free,â€ť causing rain from the roof to dump into the terminal. McCormick said the issue stemmed from a loose clamp that held the pipe in place to the drain.
By Josh Presley
The grand opening for the Jimmy Bryan 4-H Youth Complex will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Clay County Extension Director B.J. McClenton said the complex, located on Old Starkville Road in West Point, is meant to be a place for area kids to go and learn about the environment and ride horses, and there is also therapeutic riding for physically disabled children.