January 7th, 2014
John W, Townsend age 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Plain M.B. Church with Rev. Roosevelt Foard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Lou Shurden Savage age 68, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford.
The family celebrated Louâ€™s life with a service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2014. at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville, a committal service followed in Magnolia Cemetery also in Batesville. The family received friends two and a half hours prior to the celebration service in the church sanctuary at 1 p.m. Mr. John Howell, Jr. officiating the service. Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John Grover Fairchild 98, passed away Jan. 5, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
He was born May 31, 1915, in Leake County the son of the late Louella Martin and Lofton Marion Fairchild. He was a self - employed farmer and was a member of Bible Baptist Church where he was Song Director. He married Doretha Keller Fairchild in the Spring of 1990 in Marshall, Texas.
GRENADA â€“ Chance Wilson scored 14 points with eight rebounds, helping Oak Hill capitalize in its finale in the Kirk Academy 2014 Basketball Classic with a 54-34 win over DeSoto School (Ark.) Saturday morning.
The Raidersâ€™ Drake Riley scored nine points, shooting three of six from the free-throw line. After scoring double digits in the past three games, Oak Hillâ€™s Drew Riley only registered five points along with two other teammates, sophomore Heath Ford and junior Riley Pierce.
By Will Nations
COLUMBUS â€” The Shannon Red Raider supporters were verbal in the New Hope High School gymnasium. The fans urged their defense to prevent West Pointâ€™s â€śNo. 2â€ť from getting the basketball in his hands.
Shannon, though, had few answers for the Green Wave point guard, A.J. Jones, as the green and whiteâ€™s floor general was the key cog in the final 16 minutes, leading West Point to a 72-56 win over the Red Raiders in the New Hope New Year Classic Saturday afternoon.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
For the duration of this week, West Point will be hit by an extraordinary cold spell. Mondayâ€™s highs were in the mid 20s with lows in the single digits with similarly cold conditions expected for the next few days. With that, itâ€™s imperative that individuals be wary of certain elements while trying to stay warm throughout the week.
â€śThis is probably the coldest temperatures weâ€™ve had in years,â€ť said West Point Fire Department Chief Johnny Littlefield. â€śI canâ€™t remember it being this cold with the windchill the way it is.â€ť
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The Clay County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of the new year Monday, which included the annual appointment of a new board president and vice president. District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee was appointed as the president for the duration of this year while District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton was elected as the boardâ€™s vice president.
As president, McKee will be responsible for overseeing regularly scheduled board meetings.
â€śYouâ€™re kind of a like a judge in a court,â€ť McKee said. â€śYou try and lead in the right direction.â€ť
Anna Elizabeth â€śAnna Bethâ€ť Davis passed away at her home in Yazoo County, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Anna Beth was born April 11, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
She battled her illness in four hospitals over two states for the first six months of her life. October 8, 2013, she was released from the St. Louis Childrenâ€™s Hospital to return home to Yazoo County.
By Will Nations
GRENADA â€“ The number â€ś13â€ť has many negative connotations in any spectrum of life â€“ Friday the 13th or the fear of the 13th floor/aisle, which many establishments avoid.
Oak Hillâ€™s Drew Riley may have a different perspective on the number after three contests on the basketball court.
The sophomore guard has scored 13 points in the past three consecutive games, including his 13 for the Raiders in Friday eveningâ€™s 42-31 triumph over the North Delta Green Wave in the Kirk Academy Basketball Classic.
By Will Nations
GRENADA â€“ Stan Hughey expressed before the start of the 2013-14 season that his team needed to find a third or fourth double-digit scorer for his youthful Lady Raiders.
The Oak Hill Girlsâ€™ Head Coach may have just found a trio that can provide him with the needed numbers to be successful in the month of January and the tough stretch of District 2-AA games.