January 3rd, 2014
By Will Nations
It could be a tough time for senior Demarius Calvert inside the paint as a member of the West Point Green Wave frontcourt.
Yet the undersized, 6-foot-2-inch power forward does not let any problem with a height disadvantage become a decisive factor in his performance on the court.
With an incredible vertical leap and confidence in his personal ability, Calvert has learned to even the playing field against his bigger opponents, continuing to prove many doubters that he belongs with the big guys down low.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
One of the better aspects of a brand new year is the tabula rasa (or blank slate) component. Better referred to as a new yearâ€™s â€śresolution,â€ť individuals will set a moment aside to establish a list of dos and donâ€™ts for the next 365 calendar days. Oftentimes weight loss or physique improvements make their ways onto a multitude of resolutions. But itâ€™s more than just making it a resolution, itâ€™s a routine that requires constant effort.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
It was a relatively smooth new year as far as illicit activity goes according to county and state law enforcement agencies.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said his department received a â€śpretty highâ€ť volume of calls, but of those none were emergency situations or violent in nature.
â€śOverall it was pretty good,â€ť said Scott. â€śThere were no major accidents.â€ť
New Yearâ€™s eve quickly turned traumatic for one West Point family, when an allegedly impaired driver struck a home on North Division Street.
Lady Raiders, Raiders head to Kirk Academy Classic
Oak Hill Academy's basketball teams continue their holiday tournament stretch today in the Kirk Academy 2014 Basketball Classic in Grenada.
The Lady Raiders tip off against the Carroll Academy Lady Rebels at 10:30 a.m. on the campus of Kirk Academy, followed by the boys match-up with Carroll slated for 11:45 a.m. The opening games start a three-game stretch in the classic as Oak Hill will play North Delta School Friday afternoon and DeSoto School Saturday morning.
By Donna Summerall
The Refuge's Coats for Clay was successful in its second year of making sure children at Sally Kate Winters Family Services have warm winter coats.
By Donna Summerall
Mike Simmons has been matching the needs of his clients with the best insurance coverage at affordable prices for 45 years. He began his career at Moseley â€“ White Insurance in 1969. He remained at that office until 1992, when he went to work for Galloway, Chandler, McKinney Insurance. He has now decided the time has come to retire.
December 27th, 2013
Harold Max Colbert passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at his residence in Cedar Bluff at the age of 81. He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in West Point, MS to the late Harold Lee Colbert and Maxine Holmes. He served 20 years in the US Army and retired as a Lt. Colonel and fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was also into landscaping and cattle farming.
Johnny Lee Gray, age 75, died Dec. 21, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel, with Pastor Mary Gray-Kyle officiating. Burial will follow in the Tibbee Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, one hour prior to the service, at the Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
BY MARY GARRISON
Representatives for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality have been making the rounds, spreading the word on potential economic development benefits associated with brownfield assessment and cleanup across the state.
Trey Hess, MDEQ brownfield program coordinator, met with West Point Rotarians recently to let business leaders in on ways taking advantage of assessment grant money could work in their favor, particularly in West Point.