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July 1st, 2013

.Douglas R. “Buddy” Griggs

July 1, 2013

Douglas R. “Buddy” Griggs, 65, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at USA Medical Center, in Mobile, AL.
He was born January 20, 1948, in Monroe County, to the late Odele Garrett Griggs and Rufus Woodrow Griggs. Buddy was a member of First United Methodist Church and was presently attending Strong United Methodist Church where he grew up. He graduated from Aberdeen High School. Buddy started Griggs Car Quest in August, 1977. He enjoyed his farm working with his cattle and was an avid duck hunter and fisherman.

New City Board sworn in

July 1, 2013

Hundreds of smiling West Point citizens poured into City Hall Monday morning to show their love and support to the newly sworn in Board of Mayor and Selectmen, who pledged their dedicated support to the city.

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Assistant DA sheds lights on Open Carry

July 1, 2013

West Point Municipal Court filled quickly Thursday night with West Point business owners and managers eager to learn more about what Mississippi's new Open Carry Law means for the protection of their establishment.

County working to acquire more courthouse parking

July 1, 2013

The Clay County Board of Supervisors recognizes the need for more parking for people needing to visit the Clay County Courthouse. And Thursday the board took the next step in trying to acquire property adjacent to the Courthouse to reconstruct into a new parking lot.

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June 28th

Largest animal hoarding case in Clay County

June 28, 2013

Pestilence, filth and misery was the sight that met Linda Koch of the Clay County Horse Rescue when responding to several complaints about horses that were not being treated humanely. The property in question is owned by David and Roxie Lofton. It is out in the county near Montpelier,.

June 27th

WPPD wins tourney, charity event a success

June 27, 2013

It was a grand slam!
Last weekend’s Charity Softball Tournament hosted by the West Point Police Department was a major success raising funds and awareness for causes and charities in the community.

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Willie J. Manning

June 27, 2013

Willie J. Manning age 71, died June 23, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church with Rev. Homer Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Home Mission Society Cemetery #1 in West Point. Visitation is today, Friday, June 28, 2013, from 3-6 p.m. at the Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Conerly Ballard

June 27, 2013

Ruby Conerly Ballard, 77, passed away, on June 26, 2013, at her home, in Pickensville, Alabama.
Mrs. Ruby Conerly Ballard was born February 24, 1936, in Monroe County, the daughter of the late
Preston Johnston and Ethel Adelaide Bush Conerly.  She was the Bookkeeper for Ballard and Hudspeth Construction Company.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pickensville, AL, and a member of the West Point Red Hat Society.  She married Edward Stinson Ballard, Sr. on January 10, 1953, and he passed away January 20, 2007. 

Mooney to lead West Point Rotary Club over next year

June 27, 2013

Officers of the Rotary Club of West Point passed the gavel to next year’s officers during the club’s Thursday meeting.

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Eldora Hamilton Odneal

June 27, 2013

Eldora Hamilton Odneal age 97, died June 24, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home. Funeral services are Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Wesley officiating. Burial will follow in the Tibbee Community Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 1-5 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

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