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March 30th, 2013

Vaudine Mae Landess

March 30, 2013

Vaudine Mae Landess, age 100 years and 2 days, passed away, on Thursday, March 28, 2013
at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
She was born March 26, 1913 in Kennedy, Alabama to the late Alice Ashcraft and Willis Sanders. She was a Dietician and head of the West Point School System Cafeteria for 10 years. She was a member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Landess was a top notch Bridge Player and could outplay anyone including her son.
She was preceded her in death by her husband of 49 years, Foster Landess, who died December 28, 1985. 

Waymond Will “Bill” Reid

March 30, 2013

Waymond Will “Bill” Reid age 87, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home, in Starkville.
Bill Reid was born August 21, 1925, in Pheba, to the late Ventrice Montgomery and Quay Reid.
Mr. Reid worked as a Bundle Boy at Knickerbocker & Big Yank, Manufacturing. He worked as custodian for First Baptist Church for 17 years and then at Sunflower Food Store. Mr. Reid was a member of West End Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Waymond Will Reid married Allie Mae Hollis January 22, 1955 at Eupora.

Geneva Russell Pearson

March 30, 2013

Geneva Russell Pearson age 96, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Geneva Russell Pearson was born December 15, 1916, in Detroit, Ala., to the late Mary Jane Holloway and Everett Wakefield. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She married Delbridge Russell September 9, 1934, at Prairie Point, he preceded her in death September 13, 1974. She married Eugene Edwin Pearson August 14, 1982, in West Point and he preceded her in death May 23, 1998.

Gale P. Smith

March 30, 2013

Gale P. Smith age 69, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center, in Starkville.
Gale Smith was born June 14, 1943, in Shiloh Valley, Mo., to the late Ethor June Wootten and Gale Morris Burgess. She was a Sales Associate for K-Mart in Yazoo City for 25 years and was a member of Liverpool Baptist Church in Yazoo City. She enjoyed crafts, music and working her rose garden.

James Roy Brooks

March 30, 2013

James Roy Brooks age 45, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Meridian.
Funeral services are Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Northside Christian Church with the Rev. Dwight Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, March 29, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. from Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

March 29th

Local education center wins civil suit

March 29, 2013

A serious allegation against the North Mississippi Center for Higher Educational Advancement (NMCHEA) was laid to rest this week during the vacation term of Clay County Circuit Court.

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March 28th

A comfortable ride in the parade

March 28, 2013

Lockelyn Frazier rides comfortably in the back of an Easter-theme wagon during the First United Methodist Early Childhood Development Center’s Easter Parade on Thursday morning. Photo by Bryan Davis

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Hebron track stars get ready for meet

March 28, 2013

Austin Foster finishes his leg of the 4x100 handing the baton off to Cameron Smith.

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Collins: Mayor’s statement ‘irresponsible’

March 28, 2013

The attorneys handling the two sides of a lawsuit against the city of West Point may have settled the case this week, but the aftermath has been anything but settling.

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Venue of Mitchell trial in question

March 28, 2013

Clay County Circuit Court officials are now trying to figure out exactly where the venue should be for the case of a man accused of shooting and killing Starkville native Devin Mitchell.

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