Archive - Jan 17, 2013 - News Article
A Clay County man was pronounced dead on Thursday after his truck ran off the road in Lowndes County and struck a tree.
According to reports by WTVA out of Tupelo, Johnnie Matthews, 64, was involved in an accident near the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Bridge on Highway 50 in Lowndes around 5 a.m.
Snow began to fall in the early morning hours across the state, and this area of the state received a dose before dawn, making driving conditions hazardous.
According to the report, Matthews was wearing his seatbelt.
A Houston resident was rushed Thursday afternoon to the Clay County Medical Center after he became trapped by a front end loader that officials say he was working on at the West Point Stockyards.
The incident happened around 1 p.m. Thursday when rescue personnel and police were called to the stockyards to try to get the man free from the Bobcat front end loader. The victimâ€™s name is not being released, as the incident remains under investigation.
The first week of the January term of Clay County Circuit Court concludes today with several more cases set to be heard by 16th Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens, who heard many indictments this week and entered several sentencing orders.
One sentencing order that was entered Wednesday involved 28-year-old Johnathan Clint Hill of Maben, who was accused of breaking into Prestage Farms last January with the intention to steal property from the business.
The celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., begins tonight with a black tie banquet at the UFCW Local 1991 Union Hall at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is West Point School District Superintendent Burnell McDonald. There will be a time of remembrance to honor State Representative David Gibbs, State Senator Bennie Turner, Toy Marshall and Rachael Free by Robert Smith. The night will feature wonderful food, the presentation of the Johnnie Pearl Randle Community Service Award, recognitions and words of praise, honor and encouragement from community leaders.