January 29th, 2014
Doretha K. Fairchild, 89, passed away Jan. 26, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
She born July 8, 1924, in Clay County to Flora Perkins and Thomas Wilson Keller. She was a Homemaker and attended Bible Baptist Church.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 2: p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Alan Garbutt officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
It goes without saying unification is one of the more focal goals of Unity in the Community (UIC). Members of the UIC convened with representatives from the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation (WWIRR) Monday to discuss ongoing projects and examine where the group stands.
UIC held its first meeting of the new year Monday at the West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance.
BY MARY GARRISON
West Point is looking to help those making the transition to homeownership begin the process with all their ducks in a row.
CARROLLTON â€” Drake Riley scored 15 points on six of eight shooting, and the Oak Hill Raiders grabbed a 65-45 win over the Carroll Rebels in an MAIS non-district contest Saturday afternoon on the campus of Carroll Academy.
Blake Thomas notched 13 points as Oak Hillâ€™s second leading scorer. Curt Huffman and Drew Riley added eight points each.
Clayton Harper recorded a double-double for Carroll, with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
By Will Nations
ABERDEEN â€” In the third meeting between West Point and Aberdeen, nothing much had changed between the two inter-county rivals â€“ only the venue.
Two teams, state championship contenders in their respective classifications, concluded their regular season, non-district series with a classic finale.
Doretha Gray Fairchild, age 89 of West Point, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
BY MARY GARRISON
Itâ€™s about more than just providing shelter, itâ€™s providing a home.
At least, thatâ€™s how West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson feels about the cityâ€™s latest endeavor to apply for a Mississippi Development Authority HOME grant. The grant, which would be the cityâ€™s first if awarded, seeks to take substandard housing with serious deficiencies in electrical wiring, heating, roofing, plumbing and foundation and start fresh.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point resident Omari Powe is set to plead guilty to misdemeanor telephone harassment in the West Point Municipal Court after a motion by the state to reduce a felony false report of a bomb charge.
In late 2012, according to a previous article printed in the Daily Times Leader, a bomb threat was phoned in at the local Walmart Supercenter. After investigative efforts on behalf of the West Point Police Department, a suspect was named and arrested in connection to the alleged threat.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders (16-11; 5-4 District 2-AA) pieced together a team-effort win over the Canton Lady Panthers, 46-36, in the second leg of a MAIS District 2-AA on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Maegan Ellis led the Lady Raiders for a redeeming win over the Lady Panthers. Canton defeated Oak Hill on Jan. 10 in Canton, 35-34.
Elsie Mae Lenoir-Parker age 82, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Clinton Health Care in Clinton.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Town Creek M.B. Church with Rev. Joseph Parker Sr., officiating.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.