March 30th, 2012
Why is West Clay Elementary Principal Sandra Murray being fired?
The heated question was raised by several concerned citizens and parents Thursday night who demand an answer as to why the Clay County School Board is allegedly not renewing Murray's principal contract for the upcoming school year.
It's all about the children.
And parents and community leaders are striving each day, putting their heads together to come up with ways to make West Point a better place for children to live and grow with their parents, many of which need a loving, helping hand in raising their children.
Handling dozens and dozens of misdemeanor court cases isn't at all easy, especially for the West Point Municipal Court staff who often has to stay past 5 p.m. on Tuesday when cases are heard, working well into the evening hours on numerous cases.
James Mitchell Doss
James Mitchell Doss, age 61, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at his home.
James Mitchell Doss was born Sept. 24, 1950, in Houston, to the late Christine Garrett Doss and James D. Doss. He was a Machine Operator/Welder for B & W for 28 years and a member of West Point Pentecostal Church. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, having served during the Vietnam War. James Mitchell Doss married Pamela Buchanan Doss July 2, 1977, in Columbus.
Mary Olema Hankins Poss
Mary Olema Hankins Poss, age 92, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mary Olema Hankins Poss was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Itawamba County/Fulton, to the late Delphia L. Spencer and Melvin Curtis Hankins. She was a secretary for Bryan Foods. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Mary Olema Hankins Poss married Billy Barton Poss Nov. 15, 1947, in Aberdeen, he preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1985.
Thurman Broughton Parish
Thurman Broughton Parish, age 90, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Peachtree Village in Brandon, with his wife Geneva, three daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren at his side.
Dr. Joe K. Stephens
Dr. Joe K. Stephens, age 80, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
Dorothy Dean Walters
Dorothy Dean Walters, age 52, passed away March 2, 2012, at her residence, in Saltillo.
Dorothy Dean Walters was born Feb. 9, 1960, in Starkville, to Myrtle Stone O'Rourke and the late Tommie Nation. She was a customer service person and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Her husband Carl Walters preceded her in death May, 1992.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Frank Breaux officiating assisted by Brother Lynn Hughes. Burial followed in Big Springs/Enon Cemetery in Clay County.
Stephenson receives bridal shower
Bride-to-be Katy Stephenson was given a bridal shower Feb. 19, by Mr. and Mrs. Jason Gilliand and Jacie and Kadence. The room was decorated in daffodils, bells of Ireland, narcissus and an old fashioned bridal wreath. The flowers came from Doni Lucius, grandmother of the bride. Guest enjoyed sampling recipes that spanned three generations of family cooks. The food table was topped with a beautiful bride doll belonging to the bride-to-be. Pictured are,(from left) Laurie Stephenson, Katy Stephenson, Doni Lucius, and seated is Wilma Wright.
Beckner, Dempsey Wedding
Arlis and Cheryl O'Brian of West Point, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Mindi Dempsey, to Brian Beckner, son of Sonya and Larry Forrester of West Point and the late Brian Beckner.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mimi Mays of Altamount, Ill., and the late Garry Mays.
She received military training at Camp Shelby.
She is currently employed with Car Mart of Columbus.
The groom is the grandson of Judy Calhoun of Calif.
He is a graduate of West Point High School.