February 13th, 2013
It was a proud and humbling moment Tuesday night for longtime West Point attorney Bennie Jones, who received a hearty round of applause after the city of West Point hired him as the first African American Municipal Court Judge.
The decision by the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectman came just one week after current Municipal Court Judge Mark Cliett submitted a letter to the board stating he would be stepping down as judge effective February 28.
Few people would argue that a program aimed at keeping children from abusing drugs and alcohol is not a great initiative, but unfortunately some such programs on the local level just donâ€™t have the funding it needs.
That includes the West Point Police Departmentâ€™s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which currently receives funding only from fundraising activities and West Pointâ€™s Prairie Opportunity Center.
Sharron Ann Hall age 60, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services are Friday, February 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Johnson Creek M.B. Church in Pheba. The Rev. Bruce Guyton will be officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 14, 2013. from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
James Prentice Hardister Jr., age 79, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Madison County General Hospital of Jackson, Tenn.
Mr. Hardister was preceded in death by his parents, James Prentice Hardister Sr. and Mable Bridgewater Hardister.
He was a member of the Whiteville Masonic Lodge No. 148 F. & A.M., a member of Poplar Corner Baptist Church and he spent his life as a car dealer. He was general manager of Bob Scofield Ford in Arab, Ala., and a general manager of Bob Scofield Chrysler, Jeep Dealership in Decatur, Ala.
Itâ€™s been a longtime coming, but itâ€™s finally going to be here this week. The first-ever Clay County Gridiron Review magazine will be on the shelves late this week at the Daily Times Leader. Get ready to come by and pick up your copy for only $1 at the Daily Times Leader office. Photo by Bryan Davis
Head coach Brian Middleton and his group of young men set out on two goals at the beginning of the season; win twenty or more games and secondly to make the AA State Tournament.
Tonight, the Raiders will take on Central Hinds Academy in the second round of the AA North State tournament at Leake Academy in a game that could clinch a berth into the AA State Tournament and their twentieth win.
The Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of West Point made a donation to Dugan Memorial Home for their Country Store. The store is set up for the residents to purchase items with their â€śDugan Dollarsâ€ť which they receive as prizes from bingo and other fun games or they can bid on the items at auctions. Fragrant soaps, decorative candles, flowers, vases, colorful containers, comb and brush sets, dry erase boards, books, hair accessories and many other items were donated by the Amicae. Submitted Photo
Oak Hill Academy students of the month for February, include the following, Standing (from left): Austin Jennings, Collins Trolio, Wells Williams, Allie Comer, Brooklyn Oâ€™Conner. Kneeling (from left): Bailey Boggan, Noah Brand, Avery Mathis. Submitted Photo
First United Methodist Child Development Center teacher Anneishia Bobo holds hands with students (from right) Lillie Davis, Lilah Blakeney, Audrey Anna McVay, Hatcher Cunningham and Hannah Miller during Tuesday morningâ€™s Mardis Gras Parade on Commerce Street. Photo by Bryan Davis
The time to qualify to run for the vacant House District 36 seat has passed.
Tuesday was the final day that eligible citizens in the had the opportunity to file qualifying papers, and the day closed with the already half dozen candidates that had filed by late last week.
It is still a healthy group that is running, and Clay County dominates the pack with five of the six candidates.