November 5th, 2010
Jeanette Weathers Sanders
Jeanette Weathers Sanders, age 85, passed away at the Ennis Care Center in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.
Mrs. Sanders was born in Atwood, Ala., on Mar. 20, 1925, to Alonzo Marcus and Dorena (Bingham) Weathers. She grew up in West Point and graduated from the West Point School System. On Dec. 3, 1945, she married William H. Sanders and they originally made their home in Baton Rouge, La. They lived in several different cities
Kaye Alexander, age 60, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at her residence in West Point.
Elizabeth Kaye Alexander was born Dec. 21, 1949, in Amory, to the late Bertie Lou Tate Shields and Elizie Byrd Shields.
Ms. Alexander was a loan officer and secretary for Renasant Bank where she began in 1978. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point.
Vincent Otis Tubbs
Vincent Otis Tubbs, age 44, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Universal Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at 1 p.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with the Rev. Al Lathan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Sally Kate Winters Family Services, a United Way agency, is having its annual holiday t-shirt fundraiser to help raise money in support of the social and family services it offers to the community.
This yearâ€™s t-shirt theme is Believe in the Magic, and the shirts, designed by board member Scott Reed, features one of Santaâ€™s own little helpers all dressed up and ready for the holidays.
Though the results of Tuesdayâ€™s elections may not be official until Nov. 9, it appears that there will be a run-off between Lee Coleman and Nebra Porter, candidates for the position of Circuit Court Judge-Place 3 for District 16.
The total number of votes from the unofficial results for Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties, the counties that the new judge will represent, is 36,696 without write-ins. Coleman received a total of 14,456 votes while Porter received 11,748. Since neither candidate received 50 percent of the total votes plus one, there will be a run-off.
Several programs through Community Counseling in the Golden Triangle were taken away due to recent cuts in funding, and dozens who needed those services are now having to fend for themselves or find help elsewhere.
Lori Latham, Oktibbeha County Administrator for Community Counseling, said the Skills Workshop Program for the Developmentally Delayed, which taught individuals life skills, officially shut down Friday because the $85,000 annual funds for the program ran out. Latham said she won't know when more funds will become available to start the program back up again.
A tight three-way race for the newly-created Place 3 Circuit Court seat culminated on Tuesday night, with local attorneys Lee Coleman and Nebra Porter appearing to be destined for a runoff.
The seat covers the 4-county area of Lowndes, Clay, Noxubee and Oktibbeha, and the three candidates â€“ Coleman, Porter, and local attorney Bob Marshall â€“ were in a dead heat for most of the night, though Coleman used big showings in Lowndes and Oktibbeha to win the popular vote, though he didn't earn the required 50+ percent needed to win outright.
Due to a major electrical problem with the printing press, today's print edition of the Daily Times Leader had to be printed at a different location than usual. This means there will be a delivery delay for the newspaper.
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By Bryan Davis
Four years ago, Leroy Gregg was asked to take over the reigns as head coach of the Oak Hill Academy Raiders. For the last three seasons, the 35-year veteran coach has been at the helm of the Raider program, but after Friday nightâ€™s season-ending loss to Winston, Gregg announced that he will not return for a fourth season.
â€śThe first week in October, I went to the doctor so I could get some medicine refilled,â€ť Gregg said. â€śI found out that Iâ€™ve sort of let my health slip a little bit. I had some disturbing blood pressure and cholesterol numbers.â€ť
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave (9-1; 6-0) football team can smell repeat. If they win on the road, at Hernando, this Friday night, they will have repeated one more aspect from the 2009 season.
Last Friday nightâ€™s victory over the Clarksdale Wildcats gave the Green Wave the Region I crown. A win at Hernando will give the Green Wave the exact same regular season record as last year.
West Point will be facing a very good Tigers team, which comes into the game with an overall 7-4 record and a 4-2 district mark.