America Reads tutors at West Clay Elementary School decided to teach the students about the true meaning of Christmas. Beverly McKinney and Wyvonia Webb organized a Can Food Drive to help the student to realize the importance of giving back. The drive was held December 10 - 21. The students at West Clay Elementary did a fantastic job. They collected a total of 240 cans of food items to be given to the Clay County Food Pantry to assist those who are less fortunate. Submitted Photo
WEST POINT, -Justin Wofford got possibly the most unusual Christmas present ever from his new friend, Jimmy Gentry of Las Vegas. But itâ€™s one that he nor Gentry will ever forget.
Gentry, 46, grew up in Los Angeles, moved to Tampa, Fla., and then settled in Las Vegas about eight years ago. His parents, Bill and Sandy, retired to West Point several years ago.
The Lady Raiders have been absolutely dominant this season and it is only the end of December. Once again Oak Hill put on commanding performances at the Immanuel Christmas Tournament as the Lady Raiders defeated both of their opponents and very easily to say the least.
The Raiders, over the holiday break, participated in the Immanuel Christmas Tournament. Oak Hill split their two games at the tournament with one loss to Columbus High School on Thursday and a tight victory over single-A Winona Christian 64-60 on Friday.
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad managed to get a few easy practices against East Webster and Winona Christian in Immanuelâ€™s Christmas tournament in Columbus. Winning both games by a convincing margin, Oak Hill comes out of the first half of the season with a 16-3 record.
The Oak Hill Raiders made a brief return to the hardwood on Thursday and Friday to participate in Immanuelâ€™s Christmas tournament in Columbus to stay in game shape for critical games coming up in early January. The Raiders faced off early Thursday afternoon against Columbus High and lost 64-42 before rebounding against Winona the following night in a 60-56 barn burner.
Clay County District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes had one simple suggestion Thursday for the Clay County Board of Supervisors â€“ to plan financially right now for county improvements instead of waiting on money to come in before undertaking a project.
The pounding rain that poured all day Friday over Clay County made for hazardous traveling conditions and may have contributed to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 45 Alternate South that resulted in injuries.
The accident happened around 12:00 p.m. in front of the Mossy Oak Outlet and involved a 2004 red Kia Rio occupied by four people and a 2003 tan Honda Acura occupied by two people. According to the West Point Police Department, the Rio was traveling south on 45 and the Acura was making a left turn out of the Mossy Oak Outlet when the two vehicles collided.
Absentee ballots for the Senate District 16 Special Election arrived Thursday to the Clay County Circuit Clerkâ€™s Office, and absentee voting will open Wednesday and be open for the next two weeks.
Senate District16 absentee ballots, which will bear the names of Clay County candidates Kenny Fowler and Angela Turner-Lairy, have been reviewed, signed by the Clay County Election Commission and approved by the Mississippi Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office.