January 22nd, 2013
Today the Daily Times Leader is proud to launch a new weekly newspaper feature, which shares the opinions and viewpoints of Clay County residents and residents in surrounding counties on different things happening locally, statewide or nationally. We hope you as readers will enjoy this new feature, as we wanted to bring you one through which youâ€™re able to hear from your friends, neighbors and fellowmen on occurrences that have a major affect on them and perhaps have an affect on you. Check out the So whatcha think, West Point?
Spring is one of the most anticipated seasons out of the year.
Flowers begin to bloom, trees start to turn green again, and kids relish the week of Spring Break activities away from school.
One of the only negatives during the Spring season is that mid-April day when income taxes come due.
April 15 marks the end of the road for procrastinating taxpayers, but H&R Block wants to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to get those iâ€™s dotted and tâ€™s crossed before then.
One adult and three juveniles are now in the custody of the Clay County Detention Center after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery incident that the victims say took place on Grove Street.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday night, West Point police were dispatched to Grove Street and spoke with two men, who reported to officers that four male subjects who all had guns approached them and started making demands for goods.
After a thrilling victory against district-rival New Hope 67-63 Friday night, the Green Wave went on the road to face-off against long-time rival Starkville.
In the previous meeting between the Green Wave and Yellow Jackets on November 30, West Point was the victor after an edgy contest between two great foes 61-57. The win was the first over Starkville in ten years or more.
The Lady Wave entered the Beehive Saturday night at Starkville High following a district loss to New Hope on Friday night January 18. Though losing the night before, West Point looked ready to compete well facing their arch-rival the Lady Jackets.
With the regular season coming to a close, Brian Middleton is looking for his varsity squad to finish out strong. After winning two straight district games on Tuesday against Winston and a tough 54-52 win against Manchester in Yazoo City, the Raiders failed to bring the same energy and focus on Saturday against regional rival Starkville Academy, falling 56-37 in the contest
To cap off one of the last few weeks of the regular season, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders split a pair of games in two weekend contests, blowing the doors off of Manchester Academy Friday night before taking a 57-25 beating from top-ranked Starkville Academy Saturday evening.
The students of Central School in Amy Hazzardâ€™s fifth grade math classes made a project of collecting 100 cans for the 100th day of school. The non-perishable items will go to Project Homesteadâ€™s Food Pantry. It was a great way to use real-world math skills and benefit our community. Pictured are, kneeling (from left) Kailey Moore, Kitty Elliott, Hannah Klutts, Simone Cahoune, Kametra Gandy. Back row (from left) Jamarquez Darden, Marques Gardner, Deontae Brooks, Jylon Bluett, Krystian Bennett, Gray Berry and Tyler Smith. Photo by Donna Summerall
Central Stage was on fire with local talent during Mondayâ€™s tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Above, audience members stand during a performance by the Angels in Motion Mime Team from Greenwood M.B. Church. Photo by Bryan Davis
Johnny Amos Mathews, age 64, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Johnny Amos Mathews was born September 10, 1948, in West Point, to the late Beatrus and Lula Mathews.
Funeral Services are Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mt Pisgah Waverly Missionary Baptist Church in West Point, with Rev. Darren Harris officiating.Â Burial will follow at Union Star Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Eddie Clyde Mathews of Park Forest, Ill., and two sisters, Mandy Lee of Dixmoor, Ill., and Vivian M. Presley of Clarksdale.