February 19th, 2013
Sabaxchn Manning, Jane DeSantis, Kenâ€™Najha Drake, Abigail McWilliams, and Caleb Fitzpatrick. Not pictured: Kiley White Submitted Photo
Earlie Mae Townsend age 64, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Progress St. Church of God with Bishop William Golden officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders will kick off State Tournament play at Canton against Columbia at 4 p.m. The OHA boys will follow directly at 5:15 p.m. against Central Private (Louisiana). Photo Courtesy of Kristen Stevens
Recently, I ran across a quote from the current Biggersville basketball coach Cliff Little in a tweet from Southern Sentinelâ€™s Kedrick Storey. Coach Little in reference to his upcoming opponent, Blue Mountain, said that they were â€śhungryâ€¦Theyâ€™re like a man by a dumpster looking for a crumb.â€ť Though some may see that as a slight at Blue Mountain or maybe even a negative remark about homelessness, Coach Littleâ€™s remark about Blue Mountain was the biggest compliment. Never would I want to be in an all-out brawl with someone who was that hungry.
Absentee ballots for the upcoming March 12, 2013 Special Election for the District 36 House Seat are available as of 8 a.m. this morning.
Clay County Election Commissioner Wendy Fuller says that ballots are now available to those who are qualified to vote in this election.
The election will be held to fill the seat of the late David Gibbs of Clay County.
There has been no approval of Voter ID by the Justice Department so no ID will be required for this election.
New state-of-the-art automated electric and water meters are well on their way to the homes and businesses of West Pointâ€™s water and light customers, whom Water and Light Department officials say will benefit from the change.
Last March the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen approved an Energy Performance Contract with the company Siemens to replace the old meters with new digital ones, and the Water and Light Department has now started the process of installing the new meters at many locations around town.
Keeping an eye on valuable park property in Sally Kate Winter Park will soon be as simple as clicking a computer mouse now that installation of cameras in SKW Park is underway this week.
In December the West Point Water and Light Department announced that it would be installing the cameras in SKW Park along with Wifi for park patrons who want to browse the Internet for free while enjoying an evening in the park.
After a long wait and a minor shipping error, the Clay County Gridiron Review has arrived to the Daily Times Leader office. There's a limited amount available, and they are $1 each. Come by today to pick one up.
The Clay County Sheriff Department and the Clay County Coroner's Office is still investigating a Saturday night car crash that left one man dead and another person hospitalized with multiple injuries.
The Upper Elementary of Oak Hill Academy were well represented in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools District Art Competition. Fourth grader Sidney Pierce took first place in Mixed Media, Brady Boyd took second place in Single Drawing Media and Julia Rea East won second place in Single Drawing Media. Fifth grade Dalton Magers won second place in Mixed Media. First place winner Sidney Pierce will advance to the Overall State Art Competition in Jackson.