January 26th, 2013
So theyâ€™ve given their opening arguments, put witnesses on the stand, entered photos and materials into evidence and examined each and every person called to testify. But sometimes prosecuting attorneys and defense attorneys need one last chance to convince the 12-member jury the defendant is guilty or not guilty of committing a crime.
Thatâ€™s where closing arguments come in.
Not many would argue that West Point is not one of the most artistically rich communities in north Mississippi.
It is not just the citizenryâ€™s love for art that drives events like the Prairie Arts Festival each fall. Itâ€™s the literal raw talent that so many in the community possess and express.
The unique blend of paintings, drawings, potteries, films, music etc. drive the love of art in this town.
It has also driven the West Point/Clay County Arts Council to start the first â€śArt Walkâ€ť in West Point.
We are living in a time today that may be described as fast and furious. We eat at fast food restaurants, pay for our groceries in express lanes, have our vehicles serviced at jiffy lubes and get advances on our paychecks at quick cash.
Our fast paced lifestyles have given birth to such names as Stop & Go, Fastbreak, Fastlane, Rapid refund, Quick Keys and B-Quick. Everything we do now is so urgent that it must be done faster than right now.
Rachel Herndon (left) of Oak Hill Academy and Josh Tucker of West Point High School are presented with awards for being the West Point Rotary Clubâ€™s Students of the Month. Photo by Bryan Davis
The Lady Raiders and Raiders play host to Canton Academy tonight in two very important district games. Oak Hill split games in the district 2-AA doubleheader with Canton two weeks ago on the road. The Lady Raiders had a successful game against the Lady Panthers, beating Canton 66-36. The Raiders had a hard time from the free throw line and lost in overtime to the Panthers 45-43.
The Lady Raiders and Raiders will look to pick up wins tonight as they will play host to Canton on the campus of Oak Hill in West Point. Junior high action is set to start the night of basketball at four oâ€™clock.
The Lady Wave are coming off a tough weekend after two losses to New Hope and Starkville. In district play against New Hope, West Point had a difficult time with an experience Lady Trojans losing 67-26. The loss to New Hope last Friday night brought West Pointâ€™s district 2 5-A record to an even 1-1. On Saturday night, West Point gave relentless effort but fell short to the Lady Jackets 63-50.
Before Steve Brown went to work for Community Hospice in the organizationâ€™s marketing department, he thought what many think when they hear the name.
That is that much of what Hospice does has to do with death.
Since going to work at the organization and also seeing what it has done for his own stepfather, Brown sees Hospice in a completely different light.
â€śItâ€™s really about life, not death,â€ť Brown said to the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday.
Jack Tullos Tennyson age 20, of Eupora, passed away Saturday January 19, 2013, at Scott and White Trauma Center in Temple, Texas.
J.T. Tennyson was born November 11, 1992, in Eupora. He graduated from Ackerman High School where he played football and was a member of the FFA.
Funeral services for Mr. Tennyson are today, Friday January 25, 2013, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Bro. Rob Faulk and Bro. Curtis Guess officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
What has happened to our nation? Why has gun violence gotten so out of control? Is it the lack of prayer, federal laws that are way too lenient, a lack of parental control â€“ what could it be?
Whatever it is that is causing an increase in gun violence it is also causing the federal government to pay much closer attention and has prompted federal officials to take immediate action before incidents of gun violence escalate beyond the control of authorities.
Mattie Brooks-Roberts age 90, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home.
Funeral services are Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Strong Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, January 25, 2013, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services in charge of arrangements.