September 18th, 2014
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Firefighters with the Clay County Volunteer Fire Department may receive no compensation for their work other than a thank you, but members of the community came together to show their appreciation for the firefighters Tuesday night at the Civic in West Point.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors hosted the event, with District 2 Supervisor Luke Lummus supplying the barbecue chicken, and handed out certificates to some long-serving volunteer firefighters.
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The game was almost over before it even started.
Canton Academy scored eight runs in the first inning, and Melanie Crum blanked the Oak Hill Lady Raiders (2-18) inside the pitching circle as the Lady Panthers won their ninth game in three innings, 16-0, Monday at Kim Keller Field in West Point.
â€śWe have done surprisingly well this season,â€ť Canton Head Coach Lance Anderson said. â€śWe only returned three starters and had little experience. I am very impressed that we have come out with nine wins this season.â€ť
James Lamar Powers, age 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Specialty Hospital of Meridian.
Jeff McCarter, age 88, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at his home in Sturgis.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. at Union Chapel Church in Crawford. The body will lie in state from noon until service time. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Hannah, age 82, of West Point, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elvie Corrine Brown, age 91, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept.18, 2014, at Progress Street Church of God, with Elder Joe Will Brown officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 3 â€“ 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is trying to educate citizens on the importance of appropriate child restraint this week during Child Passenger Safety Week.
According to a release from MDOT, motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children ages 1 to 13, and itâ€™s critical that parents use age- and size-appropriate child restraints to reduce these deaths.
BY MARY GARRISON
Residents who have lamented losing the local farmerâ€™s market for the season have something to look forward to next month. The local Main Street Association (MSA) will host the cityâ€™s first-ever Makinâ€™ Hay festival from 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 18 at Sally Kate Winters Park in West Point.
A West Point man was charged with aggravated domestic violence after an alleged weekend shooting.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said officers responded to a domestic disturbance call about 1:40 a.m. Sunday at a residence on South Eshman Avenue.
According to the incident report, 911 dispatch contacted first responders to report that at least one person involved in the alleged altercation had a gun in his possession, and at least one person had been shot.