May 5th, 2011
Coon Tattoo and Body Piercing of West Point is pitching in and helping out with disaster relief to families affected by last week's tornado by giving tattoos for a donation and offering music, food and fun for a great cause.
Coon Tattoo's disaster relief benefit is being held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at their location on Main Street. Anyone wishing to give to families through Coon Tattoos can get five tattoo designs for $20 each. People can choose from a cross, an Indian head, which represents Smithville schools, a candle, a memorial ribbon or a tornado with an X through it.
59-year-old Walter Quinn of West Point is in stable condition after his vehicle collided with another vehicle around noon Tuesday on Highway 50 West in Clay County.
Quinn was traveling east bound on Highway 50 in a 2004 red Chevrolet Trailblazer when his vehicle crashed into a 2005 silver Nissan Altima driven by 36-year-old Pamela Rushing of North Carolina, who was driving west bound.
Quinn and Rushing were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, and officials say both have moderate injuries.
Clay County now has new supervisor district lines with Monday's adoption by the Clay County Board of Supervisors of the redistricting map that was developed with the help of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District.
Most of the changes reflected on the new map were made within the city limits of West Point.
The block where Sixth Street, E. Main Street, Cottrell Street, Clay Street and East Half Mile Street connect used to belong to District 1 but is now included in District 4. This move gave District 4 410 people from District 1.
Mary Addie Gilliland Geiger
Mary Addie Gilliland Geiger, age 84, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 29, 2011.
She was a loving wife, devoted mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother as well as a supportive and inspiring friend. She touched many lives with her unconditional love, caring attention and zest for life.
Bettye Watkins, age 56, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services are today, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Second Baptist Church of Houston, Miss., with Pastor Danny Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Houston City Cemetery.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
The West Point School District has its new leader.
Following an extensive search for the next superintendent, the West Point School District's Board of Trustees has named Burnell McDonald, who has served as principal at South Side Elementary for the past six years, as the man for the job.
Clay County- A Preliminary Damage Assessment of 117 residents concludes the following results:
Major Home Damage- 28
Major Manufactured Homes Damaged- 9
Minor Homes Damaged- 57
Minor Manufactured Homes Damaged- 17
Destroyed Home- 1
Destroyed Manufactured Homes- 5
Thomas Lynn Davis
Thomas Lynn Davis, 55, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Okolona as a result of the tornado that swept through the area.
Families in the Montpelier area are still in a state of disbelief from Wednesdayâ€™s early morning tornado that touched down in the area, causing major damage to dozens of homes there.
Lucinda Williams, age 103, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011, at her home in the Tibbee Community.
Funeral services are Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. from the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel in Carter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Therman Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the Tibbee Cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from 4 â€“ 6 p.m. at the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.