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January 26th, 2015

Lt. Colonel Henry Jackson Kornegay Jr.

January 26, 2015

Lt. Colonel Henry Jackson Kornegay Jr., age 95, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence in Anaheim, Calif. Lt. Colonel Kornegay was born Feb. 19, 1919, in West Point, the son of the late Henry Jackson and Harriet McFadden Kornegay, Sr. Lt. Colonel Kornegay graduated from West Point High School in 1927, where he was President of the Senior Class. He attended the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss” from 1938 through the Spring of 1941, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He entered his military service Sept.

Mary Woods Shaffer

January 26, 2015

Mary Woods Shaffer, age 62, of West Point passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
She was born in Shaw, Dec. 22, 1952, to Susie Woods Hardy and the late Leepold Woods. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service in April 2013. She was a member of Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church.
Funeral services, were Saturday, Jan 17, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Church with Rev. Robert Shamblin officiating. Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rockiell Woods, Braci Askew, Ruben Woods, James Wadlington, Jr., Aaron Woods and Thedford Woods.

Annie Mae Cromwell Barnes

January 26, 2015

Annie Mae Cromwell Barnes age 90, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, from Antioch M.B. Church in Maben, with Rev. Erusia Culpepper officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 2015, at Antioch M.B. Church, Maben.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Hebron Christian launches new service organization

January 26, 2015

By Donna Summerall

PHEBA — Hebron Christian School in Pheba is home to the new Hebron Anchor Club. The club had its first meeting in December and installed officers Thursday night at the school.
The Anchor Club, a community service based organization sponsored by local Pilot Clubs, seeks to facilitate aid among homes, school and community through its student membership. The new Hebron chapter came as the result of those in local Pilot organizations.

County, YTMM look to begin road repair in spring

January 26, 2015


With growth comes growing pains, and one of the pains residents may have dealt with during the dirt hauling process of the construction of Yokohama Tire is damaged roads. There may be an end in sight for residents, however, as the Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to begin the process of repairing Barton Ferry Road, Town Creek Road and North Eshman Avenue at its meeting Thursday.

Court term comes to close

January 26, 2015


A West Point man was sentenced to seven years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a drive-by shooting as the January Clay County Circuit Court term came to a close Friday.
Charles Saul, Jr., 22, of Grove Street in West Point, pleaded guilty to drive-by shooting and was sentenced Friday to serve 15 years in MDOC with eight years suspended. Saul opened fire on two cars in June 2013, causing damage to both of them, according to the incident report. The drivers of the cars were not injured.

January 21st

EMCC president to retire this summer

January 21, 2015

DTL staff

East Mississippi Community College President Rick Young will wrap up a career spanning more than 40 years this summer.
Young announced Tuesday his intent to retire from EMCC, effective June 30. Young joined the community college staff 40 years ago, according to an EMCC media release issued Tuesday, and spent a total of about 42 years in education.

County to vote on GTR airport grant fund match

January 21, 2015


The Clay County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a $25,000 match for a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) at its meeting tomorrow.
The airport received the $750,000 grant in October, and required a $500,000 community match among the entities sharing GTRA. West Point and Clay County’s share of the match was $50,000 to be split between the city and county, and the West Point Board of Selectmen voted at its Jan. 13 meeting to participate.

Man nets 30 years on assault

January 21, 2015


A West Point man was sentenced to serve 30 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) for assault during Tuesday’s Clay County Circuit Court session.

January 20th

Lady Raiders escape Lady Rebels in OT

January 20, 2015


FLORA — All’s well that ends well.
After giving up a 13-point advantage in the final quarter, junior Sydney Holton scored two free throws for the lead in overtime, and the Lady Raiders added five more free throws in the closing stretch as they defeated the Tri-County Lady Rebels, 61-58, in MAIS District 2-AA play Saturday at Tri-County Academy.

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