April 4th, 2011
Jessie Kate Davidson
Jessie Kate Davidson, age 73, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 1, 2011.
She was born to Levi and Amiree Reese Sims at Atlanta, Miss. She was a member of Pheba Baptist Church where she served as nursery co-ordinator, WMU Leader, sang in the choir and was in the Ella Carty Sunday School Class, and was a substitute sunday school teacher and any other job she was called to do. Mrs. Davidson was a beautician, and a restaurant manager at Shoney's. Jessie Kate Davidson married Thomas J. Davidson Aug. 8, 1955, in his parents home at Maben, Miss.
Ruby Lavonne Smith
Ruby Lavonne Smith, age 87, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
The Clay County Circuit Court April term begins Monday with many cases to be heard during the term, including multiple drug charge cases, burglary cases, aggravated assault cases and the case of Robert Rupert, who is accused of killing Roosevelt Pernell and shooting Cedric Pernell.
The following cases will be heard in Clay County Circuit Court on Monday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 6:
â€¢ State v. Travis Weatherspoon, who is charged with domestic violence and burglary of a dwelling
â€¢ State v. Latrai Spraggins, who is charged with statutory rape
An attempt by owners of Paradise Isle Internet Cafe of West Point to retrieve computer equipment that was confiscated from the cafe failed Tuesday after the Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld a decision by the Clay County Circuit Court.
On Sept. 12, 2007, the Mississippi Gaming Commissions seized 39 computer terminals, a computer server and a point-of-sale system that agents believed to be illegal gaming devices. The State charged Ronnie Moore and Jeff Moore in connection with the internet cafe and the computers, which the State believed were actually slot machines.
The West Point Lady Wave fast-pitch softball team will begin the district portion of its season, with a home match against New Hope, starting this evening at 5 p.m.
By Bryan Davis
The Hebron Christian Eagles have been struggling of late, but they will try to get back in the win column, in district play, tonight as they travel a small piece to face the Rams of Immanuel.
The Eagles are coming off three straight losses, which started with a district loss to Winona on Tuesday and continued with losses to the Jackson Victors on Thursday and the Central Academy Vikings on Friday night.
The Eagles won their first season match with the Rams back on March 1, scoring 21 runs, including a home run by senior Kevin Simmons in the game.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders did not get off to a great start in district play when they faced Manchester Academy three times last week. Manchester put up 46 runs in the three games, as Oak Hill dropped to 0-3 in conference play to start the league portion of the 2011 season.
Tonight, the Raiders will attempt to refocus to better their chances for a playoff berth, when they take on the struggling Rebels of Carroll Academy.
The Raiders have been on and off so far this season, with the bats heating up at times, and going cold at others.
By Bryan Davis
The Diamond Wave baseball team at West Point played four games last week. The team escaped the week with a 2-2 split in the games, including a 1-1 split in district action against the Tigers of Saltillo.
Tonight, the Green Wave squad will hit the diamond again, this time taking on New Hope at the Trojansâ€™ house.
One count of the indictment of Robert Rupert, who is charged with capital murder, aggravated assault and murder, may be dismissed due to rights violations and time conflicts, as the April Clay County Circuit Court term approaches.
Rupert is charged with one count of capital murder for allegedly killing Roosevelt Pernell on or around Dec. 4, 2003 and is charged with one count of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting Cedric Pernell around the same time. The third count, which is in question, is a charge from the July 24, 1994 murder of Carlos Carr that Rupert allegedly committed.
Leana Clark, age 68, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Mercy Hospital Hospice in Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services are Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 3 p.m. from Johnson Creek M.B. Church, with the Rev. Bruce Guyton officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Creek M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services in in charge of arrangements.