Keith Myrick, 65, passed away Wednesday, Dec.4, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Keith was born Jan. 11, 1948, in Laurel, to the late Clara Matthews and Raymond Dennis Myrick. He had worked for the City of West Point as Land Fill Security for 11 years and was a member of West End Baptist. He had a love for deer hunting and his dog Dolly. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Vietnam and was the reciepient of the Bronze Star medal. Dennis Keith Myrick married Deborah Craven Myrick, August 21, 1976, in Vernon, Ala.
By Donna Summerall
Civitan president Margaret Shelton presided over Wednesdayâs meeting of the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club and reminded the members that the clubâs Christmas party is noon, Dec. 18, at the Bryan Public Library. She said the raffle tickets for the Nook e â tablet would continue to be sold through Dec. 18, when the winner will be drawn during the Christmas party.
Shelton introduced the meetingâs speaker, Warren Stamps.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Pointâs First United Methodist Church is set to ring in the jubilation and Christmas spirit with its Good News Everywhere choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the FUMC sanctuary.
Rachel Delk, FUMC choir director, said the event will be filled to the brim with Christmas carols and exerts from scripture throughout the evening.
âWeâre singing a lot of Christmas carols,â said Delk. âWe want people to feel familiar with the music. They tend to enjoy traditional Christmas music.â
BY WILL NATIONS
Many Mississippi State football fans possibly did not expect a 6-6 record coming during the 2013 football season.
Possibly these fans were still inebriated by the success of baseball Head Coach John Cohen and the Diamond Dogs finishing second place to the UCLA Bruins at the College World Series in June, or maybe the eight-win season in 2012 gave the Bulldog faithful a new outlook on life. Either way, not many State fans thought the Bulldogs would be fighting for bowl eligibility in the final two weeks of the regular season.
BY MARY GARRISON
As of Nov. 18, residents of West Point have another local option in meeting their pharmaceutical needs, with the opening of Point City Drugs at 849 Highway 45 in West Point. And owners Scott Cooper and Blair Thompson are working to emphasize the local.
BY MARY GARRISON
Some 141 million shoppers took to shops and malls this weekend, signaling the first full rush of the holiday shopping season. And at least some of those shoppers hit the stores in West Point, as many business owners observed satisfactory results, particularly on Small Business Saturday.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The turkey was had, the bargains were nabbed and the low volume of mischief and mishap in the city, county and state as a whole brought with it a much-welcomed atmosphere of calm as per local law enforcement agencies.
âIt was smooth,â said West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. âWe didnât have anything major going on.â
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By Will Nations
STARKVILLE â Senior point guard A.J. Jones led West Point with a team-high 22 points, including a 14 of 17 shooting performance from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Wave (3-1) defeated the Aberdeen Bulldogs (1-2), 66-62, in a MHSAA non-district basketball contest Saturday at the Starkville High School Thanksgiving Classic.
âIt was a pretty tough game,â Jones said. âThey were fouling and playing real aggressive so we had to step up to the line and make our free throws to win the game.â
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