October 18th, 2013
At about 10 p.m. Thursday, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Griffin Street in reference to a man attempting to break into an occupied dwelling. 911 dispatchers initially reported to officers the man had a gun. Upon arrival officers discovered a man, later identified as 34 year old Silvio Prater, outside of the residence and immediately detained him for questioning. According to WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reports that Prater possessed a firearm were later deemed untrue.
By Will Nations
When Dason Thomas moved from Starkville to West Point and began attending the West Point Junior High School in the seventh-grade, Josh Ewing honestly was not the biggest fan.
â€śIn the seventh-grade, it was kind of rocky,â€ť West Point junior quarterback Ewing said. â€śHe was from Starkville and I am from West Point, you know how the rivalry typically goes.â€ť
By Donna Summerall
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club got down to business at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting. President Margaret Shelton wasted no time assigning members upcoming projects to head.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
A few years alone can present wear and tear to just about any object or building. As time passes, the corrosion persists and entropy is unavoidable.
Since its inception 75 years ago, the Gospel Lighthouse Church in West Point has endured that many years worth of decay. However, the dilemma is far from insoluble, and with the help of the Columbus chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, the GLC church hopes to add validity to this fact.
By Will Nations
The West Point Green Wave (3-4; 1-2 District 1-5A) was looking to pick up a win after two consecutive district losses.
Behind Aeris Williams' career effort of 252 yards on 26 carries and four touchdowns, West Point was able to outscore the Center Hill Mustangs in a shoot-out, 69-41.
Victor Chism, 72, passed away, on Friday, October 11, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center,
in Starkville. He was born June 10, 1941 in Monroe County Mississippi to the late Miriam Roberts Chism and Albert
Doyle Chism. Mr. Chism was a Dye Setter for Blazon Flexible Flyer for 35 years and was of the Penetecostal faith. Victor
Chism married Eunice Oswalt Chism on June 5, 1965, in West Point.
Visitation with a gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Raymond Andrew Winters, age 68, of Ethelsville, AL passed away at the residence of his sister on Oct 10, 2013, surrounded by family, after a hard fought bout with prostate cancer.
Gordon "Smokey" Pettit, 73, passed away, on Monday, October 14, 2013 at his home, in West
Point. Gordon "Smokey" Pettit was born February 19, 1940 in Houston, Mississippi to the late Syble Iris Walters Pettit
and Perry James Pettit. He was a B Fitter-Welder for Babcock & Wilcox Company for 33 years. He was of the
Methodist faith. Gordon Stewart Pettit married Patsy Beatrice Merideth Pettit on June 18, 1961 in Walthall, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother
The Clay County chapter of the United Way is set to host its Campaign Kickoff Luncheon noon Oct. 24 at the Civic.
Bobby Cole, local author of The Dummy Line and Moon Underfoot, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
United Way raises and allocates funds for 14 human service organizations serving the residents of Clay County. Stacy Hays, executive director of United Way of Clay County, explained that these agencies touch the lives of thousands of people each year.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
If one happens to stroll by the West Point Police Department Saturday morning, he or she might notice something amiss taking place in the parking lot for all to see.
Rest assured, it will not be a crime scene. Those typically arenâ€™t scheduled in advance.
Take a few, maybe even 10 or 20, steps toward the gathering and lend an observational eye.
Those are bike helmets, and thereâ€™s not a single price tag on the lot of them.
Children with bikes but no helmet are the focus of a cooperative effort by both the city and WPPD.