September 5th, 2014
BY WILL NATIONS
Jaime Mitchell, the Starkville Yellow Jacketsâ€™ head coach, said the best games he has been a part of in his five-year tenure with the black and gold have come against the West Point Green Wave.
â€śYou can bank on West Point being ready to play us,â€ť Mitchell said. â€śThe Starkville and West Point game will always give you your moneyâ€™s worth. They are the toughest and most physical football team we will play all year. We are certainly going to have our work cut out for us.â€ť
There is good reason that is the case.
Mrs. Marlene Allen Woods, age 78, of West Point, Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at her home in West Point, MS
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Lee Rish, age 82, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Gilmore Hospital in Amory.
She was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Chickasaw County, to the late Margaret Awtrey and Robert E. Huffman Sr. She was a beautician for 60 years and a member of Siloam Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Friday Sept. 5, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Peyton Myers and Rev. Doran Henry officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Wayne Hindman, Glenn Hindman, Keith Hindman, Tres Turner, Austin White, Drew White, Lee M. Huffman, Danny Huffman.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted not to financially support the countyâ€™s misdemeanor drug court at its meeting Thursday. The board originally voted to cut funding for the drug court in June due to lack of available funds.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Navistar Defense announced Thursday that its plant in West Point received a $38.4 million contract to upgrade vehicles for the U.S. Army. Under the contract, Navistar Defense will reset and standardize International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (vehicles) in the Armyâ€™s fleet, according to Navistar Senior Manager of Communications Elissa Maurer.
â€śWork will include installing MaxxPro survivability upgrades, independent suspensions and numerous other upgrades on vehicles returning from theater,â€ť Maurer said.
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died
Thomas Wilburn McCarter, age 81, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his residence in West Point.
Carver shares facts about diabetes with Civitans
By Donna Summerall
Ginger Carver, a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) spoke to the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club at noon Wednesday in the Education Room of the North Mississippi Medical Center, about diabetes.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
West Point residents will have a new place to seek safety during inclement weather when the city receives its new community storm shelter. The city and county currently have no community storm shelter and many residents may not have a place to go during storms, according to Clay County Emergency Management Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard.
Blissard said that while there's no time table for construction as of Wednesday, the city is in the final stages of receiving a Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Grant to build a shelter.
Tax holiday begins tomorrow
BY MARY GARRISON
Mississippi outdoorsmen are gearing up for the state's first ever Second Amendment tax holiday this weekend, and local retailers are doing their part to be ready.