February 13th, 2013
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.
Mississippi drivers who do not possess liability insurance on their vehicles may have to pay one way or the other starting July 1.
House District 37 Representative Gary Chism said on Monday morning that the Public Safety Verification Enforcement bill that he has supported for years is supposed to go into effect and if so will result in fines for drivers in the state that refuse to comply with purchasing the insurance.
In the event of a car accident, liability covers costs to the victim and that personâ€™s property who is not at fault.
House District 37 Representative Gary Chism brought a little relief to Mississippi drivers on Monday morning when he told Clay County citizens that a recently proposed gasoline tax hike would likely not pass into law.
â€śRepublicans donâ€™t believe in increasing taxes,â€ť Chism told citizens at West Pointâ€™s City Hall. â€śBut there are some Rhinos, Republicans in name only.â€ť
Chism is speaking of Dick Hall, Transportation Commissioner for Mississippiâ€™s Central District and Hallâ€™s proposal of a 10 cent increase on the already existing 18.4 cent tax drivers pay when they fill up their tanks.
James L. Davidson age 82, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at his home, in West Point.