March 26th, 2014
By Josh Presley
Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the area of Jim James Court.
WPPD officers were dispatched to the area at 7:53 p.m. Monday after witnesses claimed to have heard gunfire. Upon arrival, officers spoke with witnesses at 5th Street School, who were nearby when the incident allegedly occurred.
According to the incident report, witnesses said they were chased by unidentified suspects toward the school just prior to the alleged shots.
BY MARY GARRISON
Itâ€™s time to break out the boots and prepare for a good time. East Mississippi Community College, assisted by Luke Lummus Rodeo Productions, will host its second inaugural Ozark Region collegiate rodeo beginning Thursday at Eagle Ranch in West Point.
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley approved construction of a 4-County Electric Power Association, which will provide service to the Yokohama Tire manufacturing plant under construction in Clay County.
Presley said in a press release that the facility, known as the Triathlon Substation is crucial to the economic growth that will come to the Golden Triangle with the Yokohama Tire plant.
BY THOMAS HAYS
The Oak Hill Raiders came to the ballpark Saturday afternoon at home looking to notch their first district win of the young season with a rematch against the Tri-County Rebels, who bested the Raiders in their first matchup 10-4. The Raiders did just that thanks to playing a solid all-around game, and a combined 11 runs in the third and fourth innings.
By Donna Summerall
For more than 10 years, students at East Side Pre-Kindergarten and East Side Kindergarten classes have ridden tricycles and bicycles to benefit St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors sponsor the littlest bikers helping St. Jude battle childhood cancers.
BY MARY GARRISON
COLUMBUS â€” East Mississippi Community College is working to get the word on out on pre-employment requirements for manufacturers coming in to the Golden Triangle, and it is enlisting the help of community and business leaders.
An 11-year-old boy has died following a tragic playground accident in Clay County.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, Sonny Quinones, 11, of Clay County was visiting his grandfather last Friday on Bruce Drive in West Point when he was discovered hanging from a tree, unconscious in the backyard. Preliminary investigation indicates the boy had been playing on a rope, tree swing.
By Will Nations
Good starts are crucial with any season, and Hebron Christianâ€™s baseball team is heading in the right direction to win its district and have another regular season that goes into the postseason on the diamond.
After an extended basketball season, which the hardwood Eagles made the MAIS Class-A State tournament in February, time spent on the baseball diamond has been sparse. Though battling the elements and limited preparation, Hebron has not skipped a beat.
LOUISVILLE â€” The dynastic Oak Hill Netters returned to the action with a revamped look despite some old faces on the tennis courts in District 2-AA.
After an 8-1 loss to Class-AAA power Heritage Academy in the season opener, the Raiders downed the Winston Patriots in team match play, 6-3, in a District 2-AA opener for both teams Wednesday afternoon.
â€śItâ€™s a little both new and old faces, but we revamped this season,â€ť Oak Hill Head Coach Brian Middleton said. â€śLast year, we had a great and big senior class. But with that, you have to pay a price.
Alma Ree Spraggins, age 82, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, from St. Paul M.B. Church with Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 â€“ 6 p.m. today, Friday, March 21, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.