June 9th, 2011
The 16th District Circuit Court received certification Monday to initiative a drug court program for Clay, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Lowndes Counties that would allow felony drug abusers an opportunity for rehabilitation and a new start in life.
Circuit Court Judge Lee Howard gave an overview of the drug court program Thursday during the Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting. Howard said the drug program is being created for adults who have pled guilty to the charge of illegal drug use, not for those who have felony charges for the sale of illegal drugs.
Dozens of cowboys and cowgirls will be strapping their steers and dusting their hats in preparation for the Mcllwain Junior Rodeo this Saturday at Rockin' Mc Arena in Cedar Bluff on the farm of Jim and Vicki Mcllwain.
Saturday's event is the third in a summer series of rodeos that will be held once a month until August.
Vicki says there are a lot of kids in the area that are interested in participating in rodeos and this is a perfect way to come out and have fun.
The Benjie Merchant era has officially begun at Oak Hill Academy.
Tuesday evening, coach Merchant and his new staff were introduced to several parents and students at the football field.
Merchant, a Laurel native, said the opportunity to come back closer to home was just too good to miss.
â€śThe passion for Mississippi football is like no other,â€ť he said. â€śI missed that.â€ť
Oak Hill headmaster Bill Miley said the school is very excited to have him on board.
Thousands of dollars are being saved by the city of West Point with the use of propane auto gas in its police vehicles instead of gasoline, which is benefitting the environment and helping the city's economy.
The announcement came Wednesday about the conversion of eight 2009 West Point police cruisers from gasoline to bi-fuel propane from police chief Bobby Lane, assistant chief Avery Cook, mayor Scott Ross and Mark Denton, vice president of business development for Alliance AutoGas.
Shayne McClure, 48, passed away, on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the North MS Medical Center,
in West Point. Michael Shayne McClure was born December 24, 1962 in West Point, Mississippi to Phyllis McLemore
Murphy and Walter Raymond McClure, III. Shayne worked at Sanderson Plumbing as a Shuttle Driver and before at
Bryan Foods a number of years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Shayne McClure married Cynthia
Genevieve Elkins on December 6, 1986, in West Point.
Scott Moore, age 42, of Macon, died Monday June 6, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Funeral services are Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Macon. Interment will be in Moore Cemetery near Macon. Visitation is today, at Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon, from 6 - 8 p.m.
Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
To sign online guest register, please visit www.cockrellfuneralhome.com
John "Johnny" Bush
John â€śJohnnyâ€ť Bush, age 62, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011.
Funeral Services are Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 1 p.m. from the Bryan Union Hall in West Point, with the Rev. Eddie D. Goliday officiating. Burial will follow in Truevine Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 1 â€“ 6 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home in Starkville.
West Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
You may go online and sign the guest register at http://www.westmemorial.com
David Winfield, age 68, passed away, Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the North MS Medical Center, in West Point.
David Winfield was born June 2, 1943, in the Waddell Community of Clay County to the late Lena Mae Langford Winfield and George Alexander Winfield. Mr. Winfield was a Former Supervisor of District 5 Clay County for 24 years. He was of
the Baptist Faith. David Winfield married Peggy Compton Winfield on August 3, 1963, in Cedar Bluff at her parents home.
Thomas Leroy Stone
Thomas Leroy Stone, age 75, passed away, Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point. Thomas Leroy Stone was born June 11, 1935, in to the late Florence Mixon Stone and William Travis Stone, Sr.
He was a truck driver. Mr. Stone attended the Baptist Church. He had served in the Mississippi Army National Guard several years. Thomas Leroy Stone was married to Dorothy Ereline Miller Stone who preceded him in death October 26, 2010.
Beverly Karen Fairley, age 58, of West Point, Miss., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her residence.
Beverly Karen Fairley was born Nov. 15, 1952, in Indianola, Miss., to the late Cora Matheny and Walter Fairley. She worked for the Department of Human Services. She loved visiting with friends and family and she was affectionately called Grammy by her grandchildren.
Funeral services are today, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in Palo Alto Cemetery in Clay County.