January 28th, 2015
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors finalized a contract with the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District at its meeting Thursday to participate in the Code Red system. Now that the contract is in place, officials look to implement the system in February.
The Code Red system is a mass information system designed to enable local government officials to record, send and track personalized messages to residents within minutes.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Addresses in the West Point and Clay County will change this summer as part of E911â€™s new mapping program.
Clay County E911 Director Treva Hodge said the county partnered with Golden Triangle Planning and Development District (GTPDD) to create a more accurate and informational addressing system. She said the new system was funded with a $250,000 grant from the state, and required the city and county to split matching funds.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Yokohama Boulevard officially opened last week and, according to local officials, litter has already become a problem on the new road.
Clay County District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said one of the most important factors in attracting new industry to the community was keeping the roads presentable.
By Donna Summerall
The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Point had been without a priest for almost seven years before Father Channapanna Reddy Basani accepted an invitation to become part of the West Point parish December 2013, by the Mississippi Diocese.
BY WILL NATIONS
Every player on the Oak Hill boysâ€™ basketball team has been on a championship team at some time during their playing careers at the West Point independent school.
However, those championships occurred in junior high. On the high school level, all 17 players and three coaches are driven to change that fact.
BY WILL NATIONS
Drew McBrayer can cross off a line from his high school coaching career.
The fifth year New Hope head coach won his first game against the West Point Green Wave at West Point High School.
â€śItâ€™s nice. It really is nice,â€ť McBrayer said. â€śI have yet to beat West Point over here. Itâ€™s nice to come over here to win a hard-fought ballgame â€¦ A win is a win. Itâ€™s a plus to walk out of here with a district win.â€ť
John Hamilton Stone, Jr. 91, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at River Place Nursing Center in Amory. He was born November 10, 1923 in Okolona to John Hamilton Stone, Sr. and Ida M. Gregory Stone of Okolona. He was a graduate of Okolona High School. While waiting on his appointment to the US Naval Academy, he attended Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi. He was a Class of 1947 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and joined the U.S. Navy upon graduation. He married his sweetheart, Mary Louise Millard of West Point on June 9, 1946.
Leon Carroll Provencher, age 83, of West Point passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Dugan Memorial Home.
He was born in Vermont, March 12, 1931, to the late Grace Bennett and Romeo Provencher. He retired from the U.S. Navy where he was a Chief Aviation Store Keeper. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of West Point.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jimmy Donahoo, Tony Rosetti, Bill MacLean, Tommy Henley, Bucky Kellogg.
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 â€śOle Missâ€ť 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, 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.